THIS PICKET FOLLOWS THE FIRST COURT DATE FOR THE LAWSUIT AGAINST THE FORMER FUBONN WORKERS AND PORTLAND SOLIDARITY NETWORK ORGANIZERS. THIS IS GOING TO BE AN IMPORTANT PICKET TO ATTEND, AND WILL BE LARGER THAN PREVIOUS ONES.
After we meet [in front of USA Pawn(8001 SE Powell blvd)] we will march over to Fubonn for the picket and rally.
Disclaimer: this campaign is against Fubonn Grocery solely; we are not targeting other stores in the shopping center.
After six months of aggressive campaigning, Fubonn responded by filing a lawsuit against Norma and Marisal and two community organizers. A clear attempt to silence dissent amongst workers, who would speak out about terrible conditions, as well as an attack on the right of workers and allies to organize in their community. We have continued our campaign, forcing Fubonn to the negotiating table.
With increased, consistent pressure, we will win this fight against Fubonn grocery. For this reason, we are beginning Fridays of Fury at Fubonn. We will be meeting in front of the USA Pawn Friday @ 4:30pm. We are asking supporting organizations and individuals to express solidarity with Norma and Marisal by mobilizing and joining the picket line. The weekly picket is part of our escalation campaign to invite Michael Liu, the owner of Fubonn, to meet Norma and Marisol's, and the coalition and communities demands. We will picket and have a rally to give updates about the campaign, how to get involved for new people, and show management that we are not backing down!
Please join us this Friday (3/14/14) at 4:30pm in front of USA Pawn(8001 SE Powell blvd) to march over to Fubonn (SE 82nd Ave)!
Shortly after we will march to Fubonn grocery.
For more information on the Fubonn case, check out the below articles!
link to wagingnonviolence.org