Workers being mistreated - in our backyard

Workers being mistreated - in our backyard

golden farm supermarket protest

Last week, I joined some of your neighbors at a meeting to support workers at Golden Farm supermarket. The store has been the site of many protests recently, because for years its workers were forced to work long hours for less than minimum wage.

At the meeting, Golden Farm employees spoke passionately about their fight to gain fair wages at the store and improve working conditions. They said that Golden Farm had threatened they would lose their jobs if they tried to organize.

The workers told us that their efforts so far have been working. Things have already started getting better at Golden Farm, but still fall far short of what most of us – and the law – would find acceptable. We need to increase the pressure on Golden Farm by making sure that the neighborhood knows about this important struggle.

Can you support the workers at Golden Farm? Please join us for door knocking in Kensington to help spread the word:

Weekday Shifts: 12:00-3:00 PM or 5:30-7:30 PM Thursday, February 2nd Friday, February 3rd Wednesday, February 8th Thursday, February 9th Friday, February 10th

Weekend Shifts: Saturday, February 4th, 2 PM - 5 PM

Please let me know, by emailing lander [at] council [dot] nyc [dot] gov, if you can join us.

Rally to support Golden Farm workers There is a rally on Saturday, February 11th, from 2 - 3:30 PM, in front of Golden Farm supermarket, to support the workers. This is our chance to call for fair wages and decent treatment for the people who work at Golden Farm supermarket. I hope to see you there.

I know that Golden Farm has been a popular store in the neighborhood, but none of us want a good deal coming at the cost of a fair paycheck for the store’s staff. Let’s keep working for strong neighborhood businesses that have the community’s support and are good neighbors in return.

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