Friday, August 17, 2012


CORRECTION: People will be picketing Golden Farm on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. But the boycott is every day, seven days a week, non-stop, until the workers have a fair contract that includes paid sick days.

Stock workers at Golden Farm are requesting that people not shop at the store this Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. It'll be the first in a series of weekend boycotts whose goal is to encourage owner Sonny Kim to pay employees the back wages he owes them.

The first person the employees want Mr. Kim to give back pay to is Anastacia Gonzalez, widow of Felix Trinidad and stay-at-home mother of two young children. Her husband worked at Golden Farm for twelve years. Sometime during his employment there, he developed stomach cancer. He died a month ago at the age of thirty-four. Paid sick days aren't given to employees of Golden Farm, and Mr. Trinidad couldn't afford to take days off without pay, so he went to work even while undergoing chemotherapy.