The majority of Walmart warehouse workers are hired through temp agencies, paid low wages, receive no benefits, and have no job security. They routinely lift heavy boxes – up to 200-pounds – from shipping containers on a piece rate system or for minimum wage for hours and days on end – in some cases 362 days a year. Workers encounter inhumane work speeds, moving up to 450 boxes per hour by hand, pollutants, high temperatures, little ventilation and intense retaliation if they complain about the conditions. Serious injuries on the job are common. For more info, check out Warehouse Workers United and Warehouse Workers for Justice.
You, too, can tell the truth about Walmart in their own stores! [Photo by Katie Moore.]
Walmart keeps standards low to give YOU low prices.
We’re Greedy. Find our competitors paying their employees less? We’ll match them, guaranteed.
We Exploit Workers. We gladly ignore abuses at our manufacturing and warehouse facilities. We also retaliate against workers when they speak up! :-)
From Bangladesh to the Jersey shore, (sing it!) Solidarity Forever!!
They have taken untold millions that they never toiled to earn,
But without our brain and muscle not a single wheel can turn.
We can break their haughty power, gain our freedom when we learn
that the union makes us strong.
Psyched about the launch of our new project REBRAND WALMART
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The Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York (ROC-NY) invites you and any other supporters to come out on Wednesday, May 16th, from 6-7 PM, for an action in support of Capital Grille workers that are part of the Dignity at Darden campaign.
Our most recent actions against retaliation have sent a strong message to the company and energized the workers. So, let’s keep building!
Dignity at Darden is a nationwide workplace justice campaign launched by the Restaurant Opportunities Center United (ROC-United) involving Capital Grille workers in five cities. Darden, which owns the Capital Grille, Red Lobster, Olive Garden, and more, is the largest full-service restaurant group in the world, and it claims to be a “leader” in the industry. However, workers have filed a class action lawsuit alleging wage theft and discrimination, and have sought to change other unfair working conditions.
For more information about the campaign, you can go to DignityAtDarden.org
Again, here are the details for the event: When: Wednesday,May 16th, 6-7 PM, Where:155 E 42nd Street (between 3rd Ave. and Lexington). In front of the Capital Grille, Chrysler Center
Your support is much appreciated, and will play an important role in the success of the campaign.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
ROC-NY invites you to our Dignity at Darden workplace justice action against RETALIATION! Workers at the Capital Grille, owned by Darden Restaurants, have been engaged in organizing activities for months, but the company continues to RETALIATE against them. Join us for an action as we tell Capital Grille and Darden to END RETALIATION, and respect the right to organize.
Dignity at Darden is a nationwide workplace justice campaign launched by the Restaurant Opportunities Center United (ROC-United) involving Capital Grille workers in five cities. Darden, which owns the Capital Grille, Red Lobster, Olive Garden, and more, is the largest full-service restaurant group in the world, and it claims to be a “leader” in the industry. However, workers have filed a class action lawsuit alleging wage theft and discrimination, and have sought to change other unfair working condition, like lack of paid sick days, poverty wages, and an abusive working environment. For more information about the campaign, go to www.DignityAtDarden.org
Contact for action: John Cronan, Jr.
Thursday, May 10th, 2012 #99PKTS
Yellow Cab SLS Jet
22-05 43rd Avenue
(Subway: E/M to Court Square OR N/Q/7 to Queensboro Plaza)
Join us at 8am at Bryant Park to participate in one of the 99 pickets! Below is a partial list of the pickets planned for the day.
7 AM - 3 PM: Join the Laborers 79 at Savannah Partners — 1375 Broadway
7 AM - 3 PM: Join the Laborers 79 at St. Giles Hotel — 120 East 38th St btw Park and Lexington
8 - 9 AM: Join members of Legal Services of NYC fighting for a better contract — NYT Building, 620 8th Ave.
8 - 10 AM: Join Local 802 at Koch Brothers — Lincoln Center Plaza
8 - 10 AM: Stop Post Office closures with Community-Labor United for Postal Jobs & Services! — James Farley Post Office, 421 8th Ave.
8:30 - 10:30 AM: Join members of the Newspaper Guild at McGraw Hill — 1221 6th Ave.
8:30 - 9:30 AM: NYU Bobst Library — 70 Washington Square South
9 - 11 AM: Strong Economy for All at Paulson Investment Co. — 1251 Ave of the Americas
9 - 10 AM: Join NYCC at Chase Bank — 270 Park Ave.
9 AM - 12 PM: Support Teamsters Local 814, locked out from Sotheby’s — 1334 York Ave at 72nd St.
10 - 11 AM: Join NYCC at Chase Branch — 401 Madison Ave.
11 AM - 1 PM: UFCW Local 1500 workers at Target — East 117th St., Harlem
11 AM - 1 PM: Support NABET-CWA Local 16 workers at ABC — 66th and Columbus
Immigrant Worker Justice Tour:
—- 11:30 AM: Support the Laundry Workers Center — location TBA
—- 12:00 PM: Wells Fargo — location TBA
—- 12:30 PM: Support Coalition of Immokalee Workers! Chipotle — 9 W 42nd St.
—- 1:30 - 2:30 PM: Support ROC-NY at Capital Grille — 155 E 42nd btw 3rd and Lexington
12 - 1:30 PM: Support members of CSEA AFSCME at Investment Banker Stephen Berger — 46th and Park Ave.
12 - 2 PM: Repeal Employer Sanctions with NMASS & IWJ — 26 Federal Plaza
1:30 - 4 PM: March with the Freelancers from Digital Media Companies — Madison Square Park (start) to Union Square (finish)
3 - 4 PM: Support workers at Beth Israel with Workers United — 14th and Park
3 - 4 PM: Support workers at Strand Bookstore! — 828 Broadway
7 PM: Support TWU fighting for a fair contract — MTA, 2 Broadway
8 - 10 PM: Support jazz musicians fighting for fair benefits — Washington Square Park (meet at the arch)