Wednesday, February 15, 2006
ONE HELL OF A WORK WEEK - TAKE ACTION
From the United Farm Workers-----
Send Threemile's Policy To The Compost Heap
More than 105 hours in one week. 15 hours a day for seven days. No overtime. That's what the pay stub of Roberto Valencia showed that he worked out at Threemile Canyon Farms in the compost operation.
Last week, four workers filed suit against Threemile for failing to pay overtime. Like many others there, they face threats and retaliation for daring to demand their rights be respected.
Threemile produces a lot of compost--they're one of the largest commercial producers of compost in the US. They market their compost under the "Organix" brand. Organix is refusing to accept any responsibility for these sweatshop-like conditions.
Join us in demanding that Organix take immediate action. Workers deserve overtime pay and should not be threatened or intimidated for demanding their rights.
Send your e-mail today!