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May 2, 2012 in News

Join us on May 3 as we rally and march for justice for tobacco farmworkers!  For over 4 years FLOC has asked Reynolds American to meet with the farmworkers who harvest their tobacco to discuss how to put an end to the human rights abuses occurring in NC tobacco fields. While Reynolds continues business as usual, farmworkers continue to suffer from sub minimum wages, pesticide and nicotine poisoning, uninhabitable housing, lack of water and breaks at work, and fatalities:


10:00am Meet at Lloyd Presbyterian Church
748 N Chestnut St., Winston Salem, NC 27101
Free parking is available at Lloyd, or pay lots are  available downtown.Nearest lot to Reynolds is  across from the front entrance on Main St. between 4th and 5th.
10:30 Demonstration at Reynolds Headquarters
401 N Main St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101 followed by Rally at 4th and Trade St. and march through downtown Winston Salem, ending back at Lloyd Presbyterian.
Lunch will be provided.
Did you know? Reynolds is also a corporate sponsor of ALEC, and Reynolds exec David Powers sits on ALEC’s corporate board. Reynolds made nearly 1.5 billion dollars a year in profits last year while most farmworkers continue to live in poverty.  Last year, Reynolds CEO Daniel Delen made 8.5 million dollars. At the same time the company was raking in billions, it also slashed thousands of jobs from it’s processing plants in Winston Salem, leaving thousands of hard working families without a paycheck. Tell Reynolds it’s time to take responsibility for it’s actions and it’s supply chain.  We will not stand by as Reynolds turns a blind eye to human rights abuses, puts profit over people, and supports anti-worker, anti-immigrant corporations like ALEC!

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