“No Justice, No Cookies”: Jan. 31 March to Support Stella D’Oro Workers

stella-doro-picketlineOn Saturday, January 31, a rally and march  will be held  to support striking Stella D’Oro workers in New York City.  Management at the well-known cookie company is attempting to destroy their union.

The 135 workers at biscuit producer Stella D’Oro, most of whom are Latina women and immigrants from Asia and Africa, are confronting a cold winter on the streets. They have been on strike since August 13, 2008. The company’s owner, Connecticut-based private equity firm Brynwood Partners, has refused to negotiate and is demanding that the workers return to work without a contract in an attempt to destroy their union.

JOIN THE MARCH DOWN BROADWAY!

Saturday JAN. 31 * 11AM * 237 St & Bway

#1 train to 238th St. (at Broadway); map

We will gather in front of the Stella D’Oro plant on 237th Street & Broadway at 11AM and march to the shopping center at 225th Street.

“No Justice, No Cookies!”

BOYCOTT STELLA D’ORO PRODUCTS

The workers have gone on strike because the company wants to:

*Slash wages by as much as 25%

*Make health insurance unaffordable by imposing crushing premiums

*Eliminate holidays, vacations, sick pay & current pension

*Eliminate extra pay for working Saturdays

The strikers are represented by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) Local 50. They are on the picket line everyday!

PRODUCED BY:

Committee in Support of the Stella D’Oro Strikers

WEBSITE: www.stelladorostrike2008.com

YOUTUBE VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQgv3n-A5Cs

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