It only took two years. Golden Farm workers began organizing in December 2010 and today, November 27, 2012 Sonny Kim finally sat down to negotiate with Local 388 RWDSU/UFCW. The contract sought by the majority of the workers that voted to unionize would guarantee the following basic protections for all the employees at the store:
Paid Sick days
Paid Vacation days
Paid Personal days
Nothing is guaranteed until Sonny actually decides to do the right thing. The ball continues to be in his court. Other stores similar to Golden Farm have settled their lawsuits and signed contracts for their workers. Soon perhaps, Golden Farm can be an example for other stores to follow in Kensington. We support small businesses in our community, but only those that treat their workers (our neighbors and friends) right. Until that day however, the boycott continues!