April 30, 2009
FLOC demonstration at Reynolds shareholders meeting on May 6th
Join with the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) at Reynolds Shareholders Meeting to show decision-makers that we support FLOC’s struggle.
Reynolds must address the injustices farm workers endure in their supply chain and give workers the respect they deserve!
What: Rally outside Reynolds American shareholders meeting
When: Wednesday, May 6, 2009 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Lloyd Presbyterian Church, 748 N Chestnut St, Winston Salem, NC
Download the flyer for this event.
Reynolds has a monopoly on the procurement system, as well as the marketing and distribution of its products. Reynolds determines what price they pay farmers, and therefore the pay and conditions of field workers. This system with layers of subcontracts is designed to avoid responsibility for what happens down the procurement chain.
Changing this system will require Reynolds to change the way it does business. You can be part of this effort by joining us on May 6 to rally for justice in the tobacco fields.