Allies and consumers take action
Consumers around the country have signed letters and petitions asking Holman to do the right thing and support justice for tobacco farmwokres. Check out these reports from allies who are taking action
>UNC, NC State, and Greensboro support farmworkers with actions at Kangaroo Stores for International Human Rights Day
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>Workers and allies deliver 5,000 letters from consumers to Kangaroo store in Charlotte, NC
On September 3, farmworkers and allies delivered nearly 5,000 letters from consumers around the country to Kangaroo, calling on 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 days, and the chemicals get stuck on our hands. We get tired and sometimes we get nauseous." The manager quickly cut him off and took the stack of 5,000 letters inside.
On September 5, following the SC AFL-CIO Convention, nearly 50 delegates visited a Kangaroo store in Georgetown, SC to deliver the petitions and again call on COB Holman to visit the fields.
On September 14, following the NC AFLO-CIO Convention, delegates visited a Kangaroo store in Raleigh, NC and delivered the same letter to the manager on behalf of the delegates. He promised to make sure the letter was delivered to Holman.
We will continue to pressure all those who profit from the tobacco supply chain until Reynolds ensures labor rights in its supply chain!