May 22, 2009

Rally on May 30 to support Stella D'oro strikers

Source: NYSUT News Wire
Caption: NYSUT Secretary Treasurer Lee Cutler addresses the crowd at an April rally for Stella D'oro workers. Photo by Micah Landau.

NYSUT members can support striking Stella D'oro workers by joining a mass rally on Saturday, May 30, at noon in front of the cookie factory at 237 Street and Broadway in the Bronx. Strikers will assemble at West 225 Street, one block east of the #1 station, and march to the factory site.

For more than nine months, Stella D'oro workers have picketed daily against the Wall Street private equity firm Brynwood Partners - which is slashing wages, pensions, holidays and sick pay and operating the factory with scab labor - in an effort to break the union. The striking workers are represented by Local 50 of the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union.

To participate in the May 30 rally, contact a NYSUT regional office in Tarrytown (914-592-4411), Nassau (516-496-2035) or Suffolk (631-273-8822); each office is providing transportation to the strike site. Participants are encouraged to bring banners and signs.

Learn more about the striking Stella D'oro workers online.