Sunday, April 22, 2012


UPDATE: The picketing planned for Wednesday night at the New Jersey house of Sonny Kim, Golden Farm owner, has been canceled. It will be replaced with a rally outside of Golden Farm at 329 Church Avenue, at the corner of E. 4th Street (probably at 6;30 p.m.).
During the "Week of Action," which begins today, an event will take place every day or evening in support of current and past employees of Golden Farm and to encourage the store's owner, Sonny Kim, to pay employees the back wages owed to them as a result of paying them below minimum wage and not paying an overtime wage. The New York State Department of Labor ordered Mr. Kim to pay, but he hasn't.

You're invited to participate in all of the events listed here or whichever ones meet your comfort level.

On May 2nd, employees will vote on whether to join a union.

Sunday, April 22nd, 2:00 p.m.
Press Conference and Kick-off Rally at Golden Farm, 329 Church Avenue, corner of E. 4th Street

Monday, April 23rd, 5:00 p.m.
Rally at Golden Farm. Workers from other successful campaigns will speak.
6:45 p.m.: Screening and Discussion of "The Take" by Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein, a documentary about worker cooperatives in Argentina. At P.S. 179, 202 Avenue C.

Tuesday, April 24th, 5:30 p.m.
Teach-in. Discussion of similar labor campaigns and wage theft by Dr. Immanuel Ness of Brooklyn College and Tsedeye Grebreselassie of the National Employment Law Project. At the East Fourth Street Community Garden, 179 E. 4th Street, between Fort Hamilton Parkway and Caton Avenue.
6:45 p.m.
Walk to Golden Farm to hold a Demonstration.

Wednesday, April 25th, 6:30 p.m.
Protests at Golden Farm owner Sonny Kim's two houses. Meet at Golden Farm at 6:30 p.m. to travel together by bus to his main house in New Jersey, where his neighbors are unaware of the situation at Golden Farm. A rally will also be held at his house in Kensington.

Thursday, April 26th, 7:00 p.m.
Community Potluck and Sign-making Party. Meet your neighbors, the employees, and the New York Communities for Change staff over dinner. Bring your children! An arts station will be set up to make signs. Bring some food to share. At P.S. 230, 1 Albemarle Road.

Friday, April 27th, 7:00 p.m.
Inter-faith Vigil outside of Golden Farm, a Worker Struggle Candlelight Vigil for reflecting on workers' struggles and to pay homage to all workers who are continuing to wage the struggle.

Saturday, April 28th, midnight to midnight
24-hour Boycott and Picket. Supporters will be outside of Golden Farm all day and night. The main gathering will be from noon to 5:00 p.m., with speakers, music, activities, and food. Sign up for an hour of picketing, if you can.