Team iHold joined the 40,000 participants in Richmond, Va. on Saturday for the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k presented by Martin’s. They debuted their new campaign t-shirts and talked to race-goers about how Martin’s is running good jobs out of Richmond by not allowing their workers the right to stick together in order to make their lives better for themselves and their families.
Local 400 member and Kroger meat cutter, Purcell Snead along with University of Richmond professor, Thad Williamson, sported the iHold t-shirts as they ran down Monument Ave.
“It’s important to bring awareness to the public on how Ahold creates this double standard for their workers in this country, said Williamson. “Here in Richmond, the workers are denied their rights to make their workplace better, where just 100 miles north the workers are allowed have a voice on the job.”
“I support this campaign and the Martin’s workers here in Richmond,” said Snead. It’s important for the public to hear our message and what better way than here, at the 10k where thousands and thousands are gathered.”
After the groups of runners took off from the start line the rest of Team iHold walked holding the UFCW banner proudly!
To see more photos from Saturday’s Ukrop’s Monument Avene 10K visit iHold Campaign’s Facebook Page.