Category: Kangaroo

  • Concerned Kangaroo customers confront company leaders at shareholders meeting

    Concerned Kangaroo customers confront company leaders at shareholders meeting

    More than 25 concerned customers attended Kangaroo’s shareholders meeting to ask company leaders why they hadn’t responded to their concerns regarding human rights violations in Southern tobacco fields.

  • Triangle Friends of Farmworkers organizing monthly actions at Kangaroo

    Beginning in 2012, Triangle Friends of Farmwokers, a group founded to support farmworker organizing campaigns, has been leading the charge on organizing monthly visits at Kangaroo stores in and around Raleigh, North Carolina. Each month the group organizes local community members to deliver a letter to the store manager, and briefly picket outside of the […]

  • Calling on Kangaroo: Support Justice for Tobacco Farmworkers!

    In December 2011, a group of North Carolina organizations led by the Beloved Community Center (BCC) wrote Kangaroo Chairman of the Board Ed Holman asking for a meeting to discuss how the NC based chain can help end human rights abuses in the tobacco fields of its home state. FLOC President Baldemar Velasquez also reached […]

  • Kangaroo Consumer Actions

    Kangaroo Consumer Actions

    Kangaroo customers throughout North Carolina and South Carolina have been visiting their local Kangaroo stores to voice their concern over working conditions in NC tobacco fields, and to call on Kangaroo to meet with concerned consumers and then convey their concerns to Reynolds. Consumers have been delivering letters to the store managers, asking them to […]

  • Concerned customers rally at Kangaroo in Greensboro, NC

    (From Chris Stella, FLOC Organizing Intern) On September 26th, 2013, a contingent of community activists gathered in front of the Kangaroo Express on Green Valley Road in Greensboro, NC. Supportive motorists honked as they drove by. Groups represented were UNCG NC Student Power Union, Greensboro ISO, Greensboro IWW, NCAE and Organize 20/20. A letter was […]

  • Customers visit Kangaroo Headquarters to demand rights for Tobacco Farmworkers

    On Friday March 1st, 2013 a group of UNC and NC State students, along with union leaders and community leaders visited The Pantry Inc, (parent company of Kangroo) headquarters to express their concerns about human rights violations of tobacco farmworkers in North Carolina and the South. Madeline Miller and Catherine Crowe, both students at UNC-CH […]

  • Consumers rally at Kangaroo stores around NC on International Human Rights Day

    December, 2012 On the days leading up to International Human Rights day, students, the faith community, and labor allies committed to standing up for the human rights of farmworkers throughout the tobacco supply chain. Supporters gathered at local Kangaroo Express convenience stores in Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and Greensboro, sending a clear message to Kangaroo that […]

  • NC AFL-CIO and SC AFL-CIO pass resolutions in support of FLOC campaign and take action at Kangaroo stores

    September, 2012 Both the North Carolina and South Carolina AFL-CIO State Federations passed resolutions in support of FLOC’s campaign to organize tobacco farmworkers in North Carolina and call on Reynolds American to guarantee freedom of association throughout their supply chain. The resolutions passed with overwhelming support, and labor delegates committed to take part in community […]

  • Farmworkers deliver 5,000 letters to Kangaroo

    Farmworkers deliver 5,000 letters to Kangaroo

      On September 3, 2012, farmworkers and allies delivered nearly 5,000 letters from consumers around the country to Kangaroo, calling on Kangaroo CEO Holman to visit the tobacco fields with FLOC.   Leonardo, who works in the tobacco fields, explained to the manager on duty what his job is like. “We have to work long […]