Jan 11, 2011

Former A&P Workers Like Joyce Need Your Help! Ask Why, Big Y?

The Big Y grocery company bought A&P stores and is reopening them as Big Y stores in Connecticut--but 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.
It's terrible any time someone loses a job, but when a company is expanding--what sense does that make? Why get rid of experienced workers from our communities? Workers with longtime careers at these stores, with families to support?
We're forced to ask: Why, Big Y? What kind of a company does Big Y want to be? The kind that creates good middle class jobs in our communities, or the kind that destroys them?
Please help us support workers like Joyce and her family, 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 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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