CEOs for Corporate Greed Press Conference and Rally
Where: The Capital Grille, Chrysler Center, 155 E 42nd Street, New York, NY
From our friends at ROC-NY:
Do you joyfully (and a little maniacally) laugh when you daydream of wealthy CEOs diving into piles of dollar bills while working families worry about their precarious economic futures? Do these images make your soul-less heart skip a beat? Then you are cordially invited to this week’s press conference and rally held by the newly-formed group “CEOs for Corporate Greed (CCG)” outside The Capital Grille on 42nd Street.
CCG will be presenting the Profit Over People award to Darden Restaurants, the parent company of The Capital Grille, where workers have been organizing a workplace justice campaign (if you’re interested in that kind of rubbish, visit www.dignityatdarden.org). CCG is especially tickled by the fact that while being the wealthiest restaurant company in the world, Darden has been accused of engaging in wage theft and racial discrimination, and denies its workers such basic rights as paid sick days. To top off these greedy acts, Darden is already scheming ways to avoid providing their workers with healthcare under the Affordable Care Act by cutting workers’ hours in a brilliant experiment of pure greed.
CCG’s decision to honor Darden comes as the company has emerged as the “Walmart of the restaurant industry,” and we all know nothing says greedy like Walmart. Darden has even added Walmart’s CEO to its own Board of Directors.
CCG president Spencer Q. Moneybags III giggled with excitement, “Folks, it doesn’t get greedier than this. While Darden’s annual profits exceed half a billion dollars, they continue to find ways to squeeze out even more profits at the expense of their workers. For example, Darden requires its low-wage immigrant workers to perform multiple jobs while barely paying them for even one job.”
What’s more, Darden’s actions to concentrate wealth in the fewest hands possible doesn’t stop at their restaurants’ doors. CCG is also acknowledging Darden’s role in killing disgusting anti-greed policies such as those that would raise the minimum wage and give paid sick days to workers. “Darden’s greed is truly admirable and an inspiration to low road restaurants everywhere,” Moneybags gushed.
So please join CCG for this important press conference and rally to celebrate greed. Come in your best CEO attire (if you need assistance, please contact us at John@rocny.org).
Greed should be rewarded, don’t you think?
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