PHOTO: FLOC supporters rally at Kangaroo

A coalition of about 30 supporters of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, or FLOC, rallied outside of the Kangaroo on the corner of Cone Boulevard and Yanceyville Street in Greensboro on Monday. Members of Jobs with Justice, the Greensboro Industrial Workers of the World and Cakalak Thunder joined the Beloved Community Center and FLOC to encourage Kangaroo to publicly ask Reynolds American to meet the farmworkers' demands. 

Kangaroo representatives have told the Beloved Community Center and FLOC that it privately asked Reynolds to meet with the union, FLOC organizer Justin Flores said, but Kangaroo refused a visit to see the conditions of farmworkers in the state and hasn't made any public statement. 

Supporters chanted "workers rights are human rights" and waved red union flags before a smaller contingent of supporters delivered a letter to the Kangaroo store manager. The letter requested that the company publicly tell Reynolds that its customers are concerned about the rights of farmworkers FLOC represents and urge an agreement. 

Photo and story by Eric Ginsburg

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