99 Pickets

NYC Worker Solidarity

Black Friday Solidarity Training: Another “Line Clog” Action at Golden Farm!

11/20/2012

It’s time to get ready for Black Friday — one that Walmart won’t soon forget.

It’s time for some on-the-ground, solidarity training. We’re organizing 30 people to clog the checkout lines with pennies and dimes at Golden Farm, a Brooklyn grocery store, on Wednesday, one of the busiest shopping days of the year for grocery stores. We’ll be using a form of this technique at Walmart on Black Friday. [Learn more about line clogs here.]

Email 99pickets@gmail.com if you want to participate. We’ll send you information about where to meet up and further logistical information.

For over a year, Golden Farm workers have led an organizing campaign and community boycott in response to wage theft, mistreatment and retaliation. They recently won a settlement for back wages and union recognition. They are asking the community to keep the pressure on Sonny Kim until he signs a fair contract with the workers.

On Wednesday, workers and community members will be rallying outside the store, just before the first round of negotiations between workers and owner Sonny Kim. This is a crucial time to show Sonny Kim that he must sign a fair contract with workers!

From 6-7pm we will be clogging the lines to disrupt commerce in the store completely. The more people that get involved, the longer that we will be able to affect business and make sure that Sonny Kim gets the message. We are also organizing a special action for folks who live in the neighborhood and who have stopped shopping at Golden Farm during the boycott.

Bring pennies & nickels, hide them away, and wear your best “undercover customer” outfit.

We’ll be using a form of this technique on Black Friday. Want to know more about line clogs? Read about the last one!

Email 99pickets@gmail.com if you want to participate. We’ll send you information about where to meet up and further logistical information.