Jan 11, 2011

"All We Wanted Was a Chance, And they Didn't Give it To Us." Tell Big Y to Give Laid Off A&P Workers like Russ a Chance!

All A&P workers wanted was a chance. But the Big Y grocery company bought A&P stores and is reopening them as Big Y stores in Connecticut--and has barely hired back any of the experienced, long-time A&P workers who were already working in those stores. At the same time, Big Y has laid off many of its own workers.
Why get rid of experienced workers from our communities? Workers with longtime careers at these stores, with families to support?
Please help us support workers like Russ, and fight for good middle class jobs.

With your help, we want to hold Big Y accountable--by asking Why, Big Y? Please join us in asking the tough questions on Big Y's Facebook page and Twitter feed, like:

  • Why did Big Y lay off so many of its own workers, and ask others to take voluntary layoffs—when the company is expanding and hiring?
  • 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? Why not give those workers a chance?
  • Why is Big Y making these tough economic times even tougher for laid-off workers and their families?
You can find Big Y's Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/bigyworldclassmarket
And Big Y's Twitter feed is: @BigYFoods and the hashtag we'd like to use is #whybigy
Thank you so much for all your help on this, and please spread the word--we can't fight for good jobs at Big Y without you!

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