The Kensington Brooklyn community rallies in support of the workers at the Golden Farm grocery, where owner Sonny Kim has been trying to bust the union. Kim is one of the worst abusers of workers rights in New York City, and was caught by the Department of Labor stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars of the wages he was supposed to be paying his workers. No to union-busting and abuse of workers in Brooklyn!
Golden Farm owner Sonny Kim— named as one the “Worst Employers in New York”—is still refusing to sign a contract with the workers at his store, a year after the union was certified! We hear he isn’t even showing up for negotiations, leading us to conclude that he and his fancy, Wisconsin based union-busting specialist lawyers are trying to run down the clock and plan to try and get the union voted out!
The Kensington community has not been happy at all with the way he has treated his workers and disrespected the Kensington community. Maybe he thinks he can get the union voted out and he can go back to his wage cheating ways. Guess again Sonny! We will be out there for as long as it takes, until you do the right thing!
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Rally Sunday 9/15 5pm @ Kensington Plaza (in front of Walgreens)
then march to Golden Farm
On September 20th it will be one year since the union was recognized at Golden Farm.
One whole year of Mr Kim refusing to engage in REAL negotiations that lead to a contract. Instead he has wasted the union’s time and a lot of his own money on using highly paid lawyers to drag out and delay the process with the goal of reaching the one year mark.
After September 20th Mr Kim can arrange a challenge to the union and organize a revote inside the store. A re-vote he would likely win as he has fired two of the workers who voted for the union and forced out several others by cutting their hours.
Without a contract, and without the union the remaining pro-union workers, the people who had the guts to stand up and put their names on the class action lawsuit that forced him to pay minimum wage will have no protection from Mr Kim.
It is vitally important that we show Mr KIm that it is not just the union but the community, his former customers, who are prepared to take action in defence of these workers.
Join us at Kensington Plaza (corner of Beverly and Church) at 5pm on Sunday, we’ll rally there and then march to Golden Farm.
To help hand out flyers or put up posters for this event contact Eleanor Rodgers firstname.lastname@example.org