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Rally w/ rabbis for Flaum workers 1:30 today Tue.

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  • Todd Eaton
    A rabbi and community delegation will be visiting Tnuva`s owner, private equity firm Apax Partners, to escalate the call for justice and demand in person that
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 2, 2011
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      "A rabbi and community delegation will be visiting Tnuva`s owner, private equity firm Apax Partners, to escalate the call for justice and demand in person that Tnuva show respect for the Flaum workers who distribute its products in New York City.... join us for a rally in support of the delegation."

      Today Tuesday, August 2 at 1:30 pm
      Office of Apax Partners, owner of Tnuva
      601 Lexington Ave. at 54th St.
      TRANSIT:  E, M train to Lexington Av. (west exit to Lexington); #6 to 51 St. (at Lex); N, Q, R to Lexington Av. (at 60th St.);
      #4, 5, 7, S Shuttle to Grand Central-42 St. (north exit thru Met Life/Pan Am Bldg. to Park Av.); F to 57 St. (at 6th) or F
      to 47-50 St./Rockefeller Ctr. (northeast exit to Rockefeller Plz & 51st via concourse pedestrian tunnels); B, D to 47-50 St./Rockefeller Ctr. (same 51st St. exits) ; #1 to 50 St. (at Broadway); C to 50 St. (at 8th); buses via 50th St. or 57th St. or via Lexington or Madison;
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      As you know, workers and supporters have been working hard to achieve victory in our campaign against Flaum Appetizing and their illegal employment practices including wage theft and discrimination against Latin@ workers.

      With your support, the workers have been able to convince over sixty supermarket and grocery store locations around New York City to stop selling Flaum`s hummus until labor rights are respected. While this pressure has created a good deal of incentive for Flaum to accept a reasonable settlement, the company has continued to hold out.

      Flaum derives a major part of its revenue through a distribution agreement with Tnuva, the dominant global kosher cheese brand. Though Tnuva is a massive and highly profitable company, it has chosen to have its products distributed to New York markets by the Flaum sweatshop, instead of a company that respects workers` rights and complies with the rule of law.

      The Focus Campaign along with Uri L`Tzedek and twelve prominent rabbis from around the country have called on Tnuva to embrace ethics in its supply chain and use its influence with Flaum to promote a reasonable settlement of this dispute. To date, Tnuva has refused to play a constructive role and continues to use the Flaum sweatshop to distribute its products.

      On Tuesday, August 2nd at 1:30pm, a rabbi and community delegation will be visiting Tnuva`s owner, private equity firm Apax Partners, to escalate the call for justice and demand in person that Tnuva show respect for the Flaum workers who distribute its products in New York City.

      I'm writing to ask if you would join us for a rally in support of the delegation. Raising awareness about Tnuva`s relationship with Flaum is by far our top priority in the campaign and this is an incredibly important action. It would be great if you could make it on Tuesday and spread the word. Here are the details:

      Tuesday, August 2 at 1:30 pm
      Office of Apax Partners, owner of Tnuva
      601 Lexington Ave. in Manhattan (54th St. and Lexington)

      Thank you very much and I'm looking forward to seeing you.

      In Solidarity,
      Marty





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