Friday, October 3, 2008

New Blog Purpose: Get active!

So, I'm going to start posting things which are not necessarily movie-related, but definitely relate to the topic...especially calls to action, which I've been getting a lot of lately!

Please join in the weekend of action to call on Whole Foods Market to live up to its claim of social responsibility.

The Organic Consumers Association, members and supporters of the United Farm Workers, International Brotherhood of the Teamsters, and National Farm Workers Ministry, are mobilizing this weekend at Whole Foods to leaflet stores in support of farm workers rights!

Who: You, family, friends and the Organic Consumers Association
What: Leafleting Whole Foods in Support of Social Responsibility
Where: Your local San Francisco Whole Foods
When: Saturday October 4th and Sunday October 4th, from 12pm to 3pm

For more information, please visit our Whole Foods' Campaign page ( or contact campaign coordinator Ryan Zinn (

Background Info:
Workers at Beef Northwest approached the UFW in the fall of 2006 seeking union representation. During that time, the UFW has supported the workers while the company has refused to come to the table to negotiate, and has threatened and intimidated workers. There are currently two lawsuits pending against Beef Northwest including one for failure to pay overtime.

The Organic Consumers Association is standing in support of workers employed at the Beef Northwest feedlots where Country Natural Beef finishes its cows. Whole Foods is the largest retailer of Country Natural Beef. Whole Foods prides itself in saying that social responsibility is a cornerstone of its belief system and it expects the same from its vendors.

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