April 23, 2014
This is what the Mountaire campaign all about
UFCW Local 1208 represents food processing workers who work at Smithfield Foods in Tar Heel, NC.
After a long but ultimately successful union campaign led to a victory for the workers and customers of Smithfield Foods in 2008, union members at Smithfield are now focusing on organizing their neighbors at the Mountaire poultry plant in nearby Robeson County.
This film captures UFCW’s ‘Worker Appreciation Day’ at the Mountaire plant in February 2014. Since this filming, Robeson County sheriff deputies and NC State Highway Patrol have increased their presence at the Mountaire plant and threatened union organizers with arrest.
UFCW members at Local 1208 need North Carolina and the country to pay attention to this campaign, part of the larger effort by labor unions to organize a new movement of southern workers. Watch this film and share it!