…Why Doesn’t Martin’s Grocery Stores?
UPDATE: Unfortunately, the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial kick off event scheduled for Saturday morning at Fifth Baptist Church on W. Cary Street has been canceled due to the recent cancelation of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial dedication ceremony in Washington, D.C. We hope to reschedule this event soon. Stay tuned.
WHO: UFCW Local 400 members, Martin’s workers, NAACP, along with Reverend J. Rayfield Vines, President Va. State NAACP and Sylvia Wood, community activist and a member of the iHold Community Coalition.
WHAT: A press conference to recognize Martin Luther King, Jr.’s contributions to the fight for equality and to inform the community that Martin Luther King’s ideals are not being met at Ahold-owned grocery store, Martin’s.
WHEN: Saturday August 27, 2011 at 7:30 a.m.
WHERE: Fifth Baptist Church 1415 W. Cary Street Richmond, VA 23220
Richmond, Va.—UFCW Local 400 members, Martin’s workers, NAACP, along with Reverend J. Rayfield Vines, President of Va. State NAACP and Sylvia Wood with the iHold Community Coalition come together to recognize Martin Luther King, Jr.’s contributions to equality, as we send off members of the Richmond community to attend events dedicated to the new Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C. Saturday, we honor Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy to fight for equality for all and his unyielding dedication to stand up for workers’ rights. The legacy he worked tirelessly to build and strengthen and ultimately gave his life for, is becoming lost in Richmond, as workers are not being treated with the respect that they deserve.Ahold workers everywhere have the ability to exercise their rights to make a choice about having a union in an environment that respects their choice, except for the 30,000 who work at the company’s Giant of Carlisle banners, including workers at Martin’s here in Richmond, who have been unable to exercise these rights in an environment free of intimidation.