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Driscoll's Boycott Actions in Watsonville & Santa Cruz

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Date:
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Time:
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Event Type:
Protest
Organizer/Author:
Watsonville Brown Berets
Location Details:
Watsonville Civic Plaza
275 Main Street
Watsonville, California 95076

May 14, 2016 is a global day of action in solidarity with the farmworkers in San Quintín, Mexico and the farmworkers at Sakuma Bros in Washington State. Both have formed unions amongst themselves and are fighting a historic battle for union contracts with Driscoll's. They are fighting horrific inhumane working conditions that Driscoll's so far has refused to do anything about or even acknowledge. Join the Watsonville Brown Berets and members of the Santa Cruz County Driscoll's Boycott Committee at the Watsonville Plaza on May 14 at noon to protest on the public sidewalk about these inhumane working conditions and spread awareness to consumers about the ongoing international boycott of Driscoll's berries. Don't buy Driscoll's berries until union contracts are signed!

Exposing Driscoll's for what they are. A union busting, slave wage corporation which exploits our people in the fields. Racism, sexism, workers abuse, slave wages, no wages, modern day child slavery, pesticide and hazardous chemicals being exposed to the people who pick your food. Sexual assaults and rape in the fields to the women. Inadequate housing, inadequate bathroom breaks and bathrooms. No water for field workers and modern day slavery. No health services when it comes to medical, dental and vision. Boycott Driscoll's! Vote with your money. We don't want your blood berries! Driscoll's exploitation border to border.
Added to the calendar on Fri, May 13, 2016 1:20PM
§Two Events in Santa Cruz County!
by #BoycottDriscolls
Dear Boycott supporters,

We had successful actions at Costco and the Soquel Ave. Whole Foods last Saturday, in both cases delivering letters to store managers demanding that the stores stop selling Driscoll's berries. You can see photos on our Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/farmworkersolidarity/

Next Saturday, May 14, is the international day of action called for by the union in San Quintín. There will be two events that day in our county.

1. Picket at the Westside Safeway, organized by the UCSC student boycott committee. Meet at 12:30pm by the Panda Express. There will be a mini orientation explaining the overall goals of the boycott as well as do's and don'ts and the overall agenda of the picket.

2. Action in the Civic Plaza, 275 Main St., Watsonville, 12-2pm, organized by the Watsonville Brown Berets.

Hope to see you at one of these events.

In solidarity,
Santa Cruz County Support Committee for the Driscoll's Boycott
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