Members of Ohio Fair Food and the Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center demonstrate outside
Kroger's 2012 Shareholder Meeting in Cincinnati.
|After the Kroger shareholder meeting began, the protesters marched to Kroger headquarters on Vine Street, where CIWC organizers Sameerah Ahmad and Robert Pace spoke with corporate visitors to Kroger.|
Back at the CIWC, Sameerah Ahmad relayed a report from the Kroger meeting on the results of the shareholder resolution. "Conditions in the fields were brought up, including widespread sexual harassment, wage theft, and sub-poverty wages in the supply chain," she said.
"The delegate called on Kroger to follow in the footsteps of 10 other corporations, and give consumers access to tomatoes free of abuse in their supply chain," Ahmad said. "The motion received thousands of shareholder votes, but ultimately did not pass.
"Kroger has yet to join the only program that can ensure its customers that its tomato supply chain is free of abuses. Obviously we still have work to do." read more
- "Rally to support farmworkers, pressure Kroger," Cincinnati Enquirer, 6/20/12
- "CIW allies and supporters ask Kroger shareholders to support Florida farmworkers," Unitarian Universalism Examiner, 6/21/12
- "Protesters want Kroger to sign Fair Food Agreement," FOX19, 6/21/12
- "Pickers protest outside Kroger shareholder meeting," ABC9, 6/21/12