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City-wide Boycott of Domino's Pizza Launched
On Wednesday, November 16, Democracy for NYC joined the Sweatshop Free Campaign, Occupy Wall Street organizers, and the community in a rally launching New York City-wide boycott of Domino's Pizza. Some of the conditions Domino's Pizza employees report and which led to the boycott include:
Since 2009, hundreds of workers have come together from various Domino's franchises to sue their bosses while organizing for better conditions. Franchise owner Dave Melton has responded by firing workers, cutting hours, and refusing to pay back the workers.
DFNYC which has long supported the fight against sweatshop conditions and unfair, illegal working condidtions in all work places, was represented by Sally Swisher, Bruce Markens, Susan Andrews, and Bernadette Evangelist. Photos below were taken by Bernadette at the rally and subsequent march to a local Domino's Pizza outlet.
Please join the boycott and call Domino's headquarters, 734-930-3030, to voice your support for the workers.
The Sweatshop Free Campaign supports local businesses that pledge to comply with labor laws and treat workers with respect. Members unite with workers to organize for better conditions: "We don't need sweatshops in our neighborhoods!"
Sweatshop Free Coalition Members: NYS Assembly member Linda Rosenthal, NYS Senator Tom Duane, NYS Assembly member Danny O’Donnell, NYS Senator Bill Perkins, Democratic State Committeeman Daniel Marks Cohen, NYS Senator Adriano Espaillat, NYC Council member Gale Brewer, NYC Council member Robert Jackson, Community Free Democrats, Three Parks Independent Democrats, Broadway Democrats, Democracy for NYC, Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition, Rabbi Neil Kaunfer-Director of Judeotutor Service, Rev. Heidi Neumark of Trinity Lutheran Church, Second Presbyterian Church, Rev. K. Karpen of St. Paul and St. Andrew United Methodist Church, Rev. Robert L. Brashear of West Park Presbyterian Church, Rev. Elise Brown of Advent Lutheran Church, OFM Michael Tyson of Holy Name of Jesus R.C. Church, Columbia University Asian American Alliance, Columbia University Students for Environmental and Economic Justice, Columbia University and Barnard College LUCHA, the Justice Will Be Served! Campaign; Occupy Wall Street Immigrant Worker Justice Working Group, Occupy Wall Street Labor Outreach Working Group