Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Ohio Fair Food to Kroger: We will not be moved...
... by half-measures and corporate double-talk!
This past Thursday, Kroger executives and shareholders gathered in Cincinnati, Ohio, for what was supposed to be a light-hearted, festive affair celebrating the company's economic success, marked by 30 consecutive quarters of sales growth. But the party was crashed (figuratively, mind you) by an exciting new Fair Food committee, Ohio Fair Food, whose members were determined to remind Kroger and its shareholders that those exciting profits come, in part, at the cost of unconscionable farmworker poverty and exploitation in Florida's tomato fields.
Kroger is the largest supermarket chain in the country and the parent company of Colorado's leading grocery King Sooper's.
Check out the Coalition of Immokalee Workers website for a photo report from this great action (it's the June 26, 2011 post)!