First Community Picket in Support of Marisol and Norma
Come join Marisol, Norma and Portland Solidarity Network this Saturday 9/21/13 from 12:30-3 for our first picket against Fubonn. We will be meeting in the parking lot of USA Pawn and Jewelry, 8001 SE Powell BLVD(please make an effort to meet here so we can march in mass) and marching to Fubonn, 2850 SE 82nd Ave shortly after. This is a kid friendly event and we encourage you to bring as many people as possible. Refreshments will be available. Rain or Shine.
About the Campaign
Norma and Marisol hope to win justice and pressure Fubonn into remedying the ongoing unsafe, abusive, and generally oppressive conditions their workers face. Specifically, the campaign demands that Fubonn pay Marisol and Norma just over $3,000 to rectify the situation. The abuse to which Marisol and Norma were subjected consisted of supervisors ordering both women to clock in ten to fifteen minutes after they actually began working. This, however, was only one of the variety of ways in which Fubonn mistreated and victimized its workers - Norma, Marisol, and other former employees have described working in an environment in which they were subject to constant verbal abuse and unsafe conditions. They were often not given breaks, had to beg for any time off, and were forced to work erratic schedules and unpredictably long shifts, and were forced to lift heavy and unsafe objects while pregnant. Their supervisors at Fubonn intentionally cultivated a divisive and hostile work environment, and employees were routinely refused basic information pertaining to overtime hours, personal records of past work, and rights in the workplace.
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