Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Trader Joes Picket for Fair Food- Saturday!

Trader Joe's Brooklyn 130 Court Street. Brooklyn, NY 11201

Wear your Hawaiian Shirts!
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Join the CFA give a penny to Trader Joe's cashiers and demand that they pay an extra penny per pound to their farmworkers!! We will be wearing hawaiin shirts and outreaching to customers/community folks. We will also be supplying pennies for everyone to participate!

SLAVERY IS NOT SUSTAINABLE!! Be in solidarity with the CIW and push Trader Joe’s to join an agreement to end abuse and modern-day slavery on their farmworkers.

Farmwo...rkers picking tomatoes for Trader Joe's chain of supermarkets earn 40-50 cents for every 32-pound bucket of tomatoes they harvest—wages that have not risen since 1978. Grinding poverty leaves farmworkers vulnerable to further exploitation from employers: since 1997, over 1000 farmworkers have been freed from modern day slavery-like conditions in the Florida fields where they work.

Community/Farmworker Alliance (NYC) is a local coalition of community members that organizes in solidarity with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers in their Campaign for Fair food, a national movement to transform the purchasing practices of the corporate food industry in order to advance the human rights of farmworkers at the bottom of corporate supply chains. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) (http://www.ciw-online.org/) is a Florida-based, membership-led organization of low-wage workers.

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (http://www.ciw-online.org/)