Sunday. 12/16, 1pm-3pm
99PKTS at Golden Farm: Retaliate, We Escalate!

Where: Golden Farm, 329 Church Ave, Brooklyn NY 11218

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A report from the picket line at Golden Farm yesterday:

Two defenders of immigrant workers’ rights at the Kensington Golden Farm grocery store stepped out of the rain, under the awning of Golden Farm. Owner Sonny Kim had them arrested for standing too close to the entrance and the two were quickly taken away in handcuffs.

Seeing the other folks – at least five others, including one woman with her child – still maintaining the line in the rain was inspiring.

From the Golden Farm Justice blog:

Pretty clearly, Sonny hoped that he would eliminate the picket for the afternoon, perhaps leaving signs and literature unguarded. However, just before the arrests took place, I arrived for my usual Sunday shift as a neighborhood boycott volunteer. NYCC staff were alerted, the organization’s criminal lawyer was quickly brought into play, and word went out to community supporters, who began showing up in front of the store to keep the picket going.

As of 4:30am Monday, the pair was released from jail with no charges pending.
The arrests follow a recent incident where manager Steve Kim deliberately dumped undiluted bleach all over protesters’ belongings and directly on an NYCC organizer. She filed a police report and Kim ended up paying her for the damage he caused.
It’s more important than ever that we stand up to Sonny Kim and let him know that we will not tolerate his attempts to intimidate, abuse, and retaliate against Golden Farm workers, and now community supporters, who are simply demanding a fair contract, restoration of cut hours and reinstatement of workers that were fired for organizing.
99 Pickets and the Occupy community is turning out in force this Sunday, 1-3pm to send the message that retaliation will not be tolerated. No contract, no peace! Bring chalk, whistles, casseroles, pots, pans, cowbells, and sleigh bells.
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