Washington Square News – Workers’ Alliances Protest Trader Joes’ Labor Policies
The lines outside Trader Joe’s yesterday weren’t for the cheap groceries.
Laborers, artists, students and activists protested in solidarity with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers against the grocery chain’s labor policies for farmworkers who pick the chain’s tomatoes.
The CIW, the Community Farmworker Alliance NYC and the Student/Farmworker Alliance rallied outside of the Trader Joe’s Union Square location at noon before marching to the chain’s Chelsea location.
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