May 26, 2010

Shaw's workers keeping up the fight for justice

Day 3 of the 60-mile march for justice: About 45 striking Shaw's workers marched yesterday from Reading to Medford. On their way to Medford , marchers stopped at a Shaw's supermarket in Stoneham for a rally and protest to educate Shaw's customers about the company's unwillingness to treat its Methuen warehouse workers fairly. Marchers could see the Boston skyline as they were entering Medford.

Workers led a second protest at a Shaw's supermarket in downtown Medford before ending the day at the Unitarian Universalist Church.

Equal Time radio in Vermont interviewed one of the marching workers about the story behind the strike, in the hopes of getting the word out to Vermont shoppers. The worker talks about how the very profitable company cut off his family's health care benefits even though he has 3 kids and a wife who is 8 months pregnant. You can listen to the podcast here. And once you're done listening - share it! Let's get the word out about the kind of corporate greed Supervalu is showing.

Here's today's schedule:

DAY 4: Wednesday, May 26th—Medford to Cambridge
Start: 8:00 a.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church (147 High St., Medford)
Rally: 9:30 a.m. at Shaw’s (61 Locust St., Medford)
Rally: 1:30 p.m. at Shaw’s (14 McGrath Hwy, Somerville)
6:30 p.m. at Centro Presente! (17 Inner Belt Road, Somerville)

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