Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Coast to Coast Trader Joe's Actions SATURDAY!

Trader Joe's Picket for Fair Food

Saturday, October 16 · 11:00am - 12:00pm

LocationTrader Joe's (near Lake Merritt Farmers Market)
3250 Lakeshore Ave.
Oakland, CA
SLAVERY IS NOT SUSTAINABLE. And no matter how delicious organic trail mix tastes, how great it is that Trader Joe's sells some incredibly affordable food that has a more discrete environmental footprint, they continue to refuse to put an end to modern-day slavery conditions in their tomato supply chain!

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (
in partnership with the Student Farmworker Alliance ( and Just Harvest USA ( are continuing their Campaign for Fair Food, which has successfully brought 9 multi-billion dollar fast food and food service corporations - including McDonalds, Burger King and Subway - to their knees, hoping that the supermarket industry (including Trader Joe's) will also become partners in justice by signing an agreement with the CIW.

Our goals are to: 1. End modern-day slavery conditions in the fields of Florida, 2. Establish a fair wage: an increase of a mere penny per pound of tomatoes the workers harvest would double wages!, 3. Dignified working conditions, and 4. Worker participation in creating and implementing a human rights-based code of conduct.

Please join us on Saturday at 10:45 in front of Trader Joe's to meet one another, devour FREE and tasty baked goods from the Arizmendi Bakery Co-operative (, and get ready for a short and sweet picket : )

We will supply all of the materials including banners and posters, but if you would like to come hang out and make signs with us, but all means, contact me! You dont even have to know anything about the campaign to come and participate because we will be giving a mini info session before we picket.