Demand New Seasons Market Respect Their Workers’ Rights (and Tax March is today!)

*Thank you to the Good Jobs Coalition for contributing this call to action!

**Don’t forget the Tax Rally is today at 2:00 pm at Judkins Park: https://www.facebook.com/events/420236185057454/

Grocery chain New Seasons Market opens its first Seattle store on May 9 in Ballard. But despite the neighborhood-friendly marketing, New Seasons faces allegations of serious workers’ rights violations and has financial ties to hate group funders, the Murdock Charitable Trust. New Seasons even hired Cruz & Associates - the same “union avoidance” firm contracted by the Trump Hotels - to silence and intimidate employees in Portland stores. The community is standing up to say that if New Seasons wants to be successful in Ballard, the grocer will have to meet our community standards.

Action:  Sign the letter to New Seasons’ owners asking them to address their corporate ties and respect workers’ rights.

Sign the letter here: https://goodjobscoalition.com/ballard-sign-on-letter-to-endeavor-capital

And once you’ve signed, share the letter on social media with #RejectNewSeasons.

Upcoming Event:

Join us May 9th for a community rally on opening day! New Seasons owners have ignored and downplayed these issues long enough, and community members, faith leaders, city councilmembers, and union members will be there opening day to let the grocer know we will #RejectNewSeasons until the company meets our community standards. RSVP to the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/210081619753374

Background links:

http://www.capitolhilltimes.com/Content/Opinion/Opinion/Article/New-Seasons-employees-speaking-up-as-grocer-moves-forward-with-Seattle-stores/9/540/5523

https://nwlaborpress.org/2017/12/new-seasons-deploys-same-union-busters-used-by-trump-las-vegas-hotel/

http://www.newseasonstories.com/

https://www.thestranger.com/slog/2018/03/12/25902295/guest-editorial-murdock-trusts-surprising-ties-to-anti-lgbtq-groups

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