Valentine’s Day Weekend
We’re BREAKING UP with Trader Joe’s
Sunday, February 12 at 2pm
Union Square Trader Joe’s (138 East 14th Street)
The love affair with Trader Joe’s is over! We’re tired of the lies and false promises! Trader Joe’s claims to be wholesome, hip and sustainable, but it’s all just an image. After nearly two years of a nation-wide campaign, Trader Joe’s still refuses to sign an agreement with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, a group of farm workers in Florida who have successfully pressured corporate giants like Whole Foods and McDonald’s to agree to ensure that farm workers in their supply chains get treated humanely and get paid at least one penny more per pound of tomatoes they pick. And now, to top it off, Trader Joe’s is opening it’s first Florida store, nly 30 miles away from Immokalee on Immokalee Road. The CIW is planning a huge action during the “Grand Opening” weekend of the new store and we’ll be having a solidarity action here in New York to let Trader Joe’s know that enough is enough!
The Community/Farmworker Alliance, NYC—one of many collectives nationally that organizes in solidarity with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers- invites you to join us and Trader Joe’s customers on Sunday, February 12th at 2:00pm in front of the Union Square Trader Joe’s. We will rally and make noise as a delegation takes in our break up letters to Trader Joe’s. Featuring all the giant pink hearts you can stand, live music, and hot chocolate.
Learn more about the campaign and sign a petition here.