|Mary Ellen Scott, former A&P worker, says |
her customers are devastated that she won't
be around to do their floral arrangements.
The United Food and Commercial Workers, which represents 54,000 A&P workers across the country, has launched a campaign asking Big Y some tough questions about what they are doing, starting with the simplest: Why Big Y? The campaign is asking supporters to go on to Big Y's Facebook and Twitter accounts and ask them questions directly. Questions like: Why did Big Y refuse to hire back most A&P workers when it re-opened old A & P stores under the Big Y banner? and Why won't Big Y listen to loyal A & P shoppers — who’ve asked repeatedly for Big Y to re-hire the A&P workers who customers have come to regard as family?Please join Change.org members and workers around the country in signing the petition and asking the question: Why, Big Y?
It is always disheartening to see a company act like this, but it is even more upsetting because of the economic shape we're in, not to mention the jobs crisis. If you don't want to see Big Y dismiss these employees for no good reason, log on to their Facebook and Twitter pages (make sure you use the #whybigy hash tag on Twitter) and ask them why they're doing it. You can also sign this petition which will send Big Y an email, asking them these tough questions and telling them they should respect their workers.