Friday, July 27, 2007

Smithfield Workers Rally August 4th


Next SATURDAY, AUGUST 4 th at LEGISLATIVE PLAZA at 2:30 Celebrity cook Paula Deen will do a cooking show at TPAC on Sat., Aug. 4th..... Help us take advantage of this chance to tell her to end her partnership with Smithfield Co. Smithfield workers will be in town, the media will be there. We need your support, the workers need to know that you care. Join us in this momentous occasion, bring your friends, family and cousin Sally. Bring your signs, strong voices, and spirit to help us make this a great RSVP or QUESTIONS: Please contact United Food and Commercial Workers Organizer Kate Mason at kmason@ufcw.org or 202.286.9626

Ode to Paula Deen

Paula Deen, we don't think you're unjust or mean
We just think there are abuses you haven't seen
Involving your promotional partner Smithfield
At their Tar Heel, NC, plant where the big wigs won't yield

26 Labor Law violations and a number of reports from Human Rights Watch
The workers want a go @ organizing that the company won't botch
Paula you have a down-home, working class image
Don't support this company, please support the workers they pillage

Faith, Education, Community and Labor will come together as one
To ask Paula to tell Smithfield "this partnership is done!"
To meet with the workers and hear what they have to say
To get back to her roots and represent her down-home way

The rally will be filled with fun, energy and cause
There will be a choir and a band, excitement without pause
To keep people hyped, there will be refreshments and snacks
The theme of the day will be social justice and solidarity to the max

In order to make it clear that the workers are suffering from too many injuries,
200% up from 2003, leading the company to resort to unjust firings,
We will wrap our bodies in ace bandages from head to toe
Please bring along your crutches, casts, and slings for the show

Smithfield workers will be in town, the media will be there
We need your support, the workers need to know that you care
Join us in this momentous occasion, bring your friends, family and cousin Sally
Bring your signs, strong voices, and spirit to help us make this a great rally!

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