June 14, 2013
Support FLOC in struggle with Reynolds Tobacco
Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC, AFL-CIO) is renewing it’s campaign at a Kangaroo-Pantry store in Raleigh. Kangaroo is based out of nearby Cary, NC.
The strategy is to hold actions every 3rd Wednesday this summer, beginning next week on June 19th.
Farmworker supporters will rally at 5:30 pm at the Kangaroo store at 4202 Wake Forest Rd to urge Kangaroo to increase the urgency of its message to Reynolds American that Reynolds must improve tobacco farmworkers’ living and working conditions.
What: Demand that Kangaroo convey consumer concerns to Reynolds
When: June 19th, July 17th, and August 21st
Where: 4202 Wake Forest Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609
Download the Kangaroo monthly action flyer and share it within your network.
Connecting the dots from Kangaroo back to Reynolds
Kangaroo, is the largest convenience store chain in the Southeast.
Over 30% of all Kangaroo sales come from tobacco products. McLane Co., Inc. is Reynolds largest customer and the largest distributor of tobacco products for Kangaroo.
Consumers have delivered thousands of letters to Kangaroo stores and to their headquarters over the past year, asking the company to respond to their concerns about conditions in NC tobacco fields.
But letters from community organizations and students groups have gone unanswered, and Kangaroo has yet to commit to visit the fields to see the conditions first hand.
Stand with farmworkers and demand that Kangaroo convey consumer concerns to Reynolds until there is a signed agreement with FLOC guaranteeing freedom of association to all farm-workers in their supply chain!