Friday, August 24, 2012


The day-shift employees at Golden Farm say that the first week of boycotting the store was a huge success. They report that on Saturday, the first day of the boycott, sales dropped by almost half. On Sunday, sales dropped by almost 75%.

Last Friday night, the night before the boycott began, store owner Sonny Kim cut work hours from some employees' schedules--the employees who have been active in the campaign for back wages and unionization. Mr. Kim hasn't returned the hours to them. During the past week, those employees worked 12 to 18 hours less than they normally do.

The workers have called for more picketing outside of Golden Farm. In addition to picketing on Saturdays and Sundays (10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.), supporters are being asked to picket Mondays through Fridays from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., the store's busiest weekday hours.

If you're willing and able to sign up for a shift on the picket line, click here.

To sign a pledge to boycott Golden Farm, click here

Golden Farm
329 Church Avenue, at the corner of E. 4th Street
Kensington, Brooklyn