May 3, 2013
Talk is cheap. End the abuse!
Join us in Winston-Salem on Thursday, May 9 as we rally and march for justice for tobacco farmworkers!
What: Picket, rally, and march through downtown Winston-Salem
When: Thursday, May 9, 2013 beginning at 9:30 AM
Where: Starts and ends at Lloyd Presbyterian Church, 748 N Chestnut St., Winston Salem, NC 27101
The demonstration outside Reynolds American headquarters begins at 10:00 AM (401 N Main St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101).
The march from there through downtown Winston-Salem begins at 11:00 AM.
For over 5 years the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC, AFL-CIO) has asked Reynolds American to meet with the farmworkers who harvest their tobacco to discuss how to put an end to the human rights abuses occurring in NC tobacco fields.
Last year, Reynolds finally agreed to come to the table to talk with FLOC, but they have yet to sign an agreement guaranteeing the right to organize and collectively bargain for all farmworkers in their supply chain.
Did you know?
- Reynolds made nearly 1.3 billion dollars last year in profits while most farmworkers live in poverty.
- Last year, Reynolds CEO Daniel Delen made 8.6 million dollars.
- Reynolds is also a corporate sponsor of ALEC, a corporate lobbying group that pushes anti-immigrant and anti-worker legislation, and Reynolds exec David Powers sits on ALEC’s Private Enterprise Board.
Tell Reynolds it can afford to take responsibility for its actions and its supply chain!
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-731-4433.