December 10th, 4:30 pm
3101 Yanceyville Street, Greensboro, NC
To honor International Human Rights Day, FLOC is calling all supporters to attend local actions at Kangaroo Express Convenience Stores (detailed info below). We are calling on students and community members to emphasize the positive role Kangaroo can play in bringing consumer concerns to tobacco industry leaders. Kangaroo is the largest convenience store chain in the Southeast. Tobacco products make up over a third of Kangaroo sales and consumers believe this makes Kangaroo and integral part of the tobacco supply chain.
For the past 5 years the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, representing farmworkers in North Carolina, has challenged Reynolds American Tobacco challenging them to address human rights abuses in the fields of North Carolina. This year for the first time, Reynolds has started meeting with FLOC. This is a huge step in the right direction, but they have still not signed an agreement guaranteeing farmworkers freedom of association.
Supporters have been targeting Kangaroo stores for the past year, and they say they have done all they can to pressure Reynolds but we think they can do more. Please gather your friends, family and any other supporters to ask Kangaroo COB Ed Holman to keep pressuring Reynolds to sign an agreement guaranteeing farm workers the right to collective bargaining in their supply chain.Please join us at the following action as we will be leafleting to bring awareness, holding FLOC flags and banners and delivering a letter inside the store.
For more information or transportation details, contact Nick Cream at firstname.lastname@example.org.