(WASHINGTON) – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters escalated hand billing actions this week outside grocery stores under the Albertsons umbrella, demanding retailers hold their food supplier, Taylor Farms, accountable for a long list of human rights violations or cease purchasing food from the company.
More than 50 Teamster locals from around the nation turned out people to hand billings this week, where they held signs that read “Taylor Farms Makes Bad Salads” and handed out information on leaflets about the litany of documented charges at the company’s Tracy, Calif. food processing plant.
Last week, more than 25 Teamster locals participated in hand billing activities at Albertsons stories.
“We are entering our third week of these hand billing actions and they’re only going to continue to grow,” said Rome Aloise, President of Joint Council 7 and Secretary-Treasurer of Local 853. “Taylor Farms should recognize the national scrutiny they are facing, clean up their facilities and stop their abuse of workers. We won’t stop until they do just that.”
“It’s been a long fight for justice at Taylor Farms,” said Maria Leon, a worker at Taylor Farms. “Every worker I know is determined and committed to bringing us closer to justice. We will continue these hand billings and will not stop until we accomplish our goal of better conditions and an end to worker abuse at the Tracy, Calif. facility.”
Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.4 million hardworking men and women throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. For more information, please visit www.teamster.org.