FLOC members and allies took over Winston Salem streets for the eighth time at Reynolds American’s annual shareholders meeting, calling on the company to guarantee freedom of association throughout their supply chain and ensure farmworkers have a safe grievance procedure to voice and remedy complaints. This year, FLOC’s focus was on a recent report of child labor and other serious violations on Reynolds contract farms.
FLOC members and allies marched through Downtown Winston Salem, NC as they demanded that Reynolds American sign an agreement with FLOC guaranteeing labor rights for farmworkers in their supply chain.
Their chants of “Justice Now!” made known that, despite Reynolds’ claim that it is addressing human rights abuses in its supply chain, the company’s efforts have fallen far short of results for farmworkers.
FLOC and allies March on Reynolds Shareholders Meeting and Demand the Company do More Than Talk Farmworkers and their supporters turned out in full force on May 9 at the Reynolds American 2013 Shareholders Meeting. At one of the largest and most energetic events since the beginning of the campaign, over 300 people including labor, clergy, students, …
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