For Immediate Release
April 30, 2017
CONTACT: Laundry Workers Center: firstname.lastname@example.org
WHO: B&H Photo warehouse workers, Laundry Workers Center, and community/labor groups including Immigrant Worker Justice, Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, New York Work Center Federation, Food Chain Workers Alliance, and Democratic Socialists of America NYC.
WHAT: On May 1, “Un día sin inmigrantes”, hundreds of B&H Photo workers will go on strike, fighting B&H Photo’s union-busting attempt to move 330 union jobs to New Jersey. Gathering outside B&H’s retail store, B&H workers will be joined by allies from the community and workers’ movement. #May1Strike
WHEN: 9:30am on Monday, May 1, 2016
WHERE: In front of B&H Photo retail store: 34th Street and 9th Avenue in Manhattan.
WHY: B&H Photo workers faced unconscionable and unsafe working conditions in Brooklyn and Manhattan warehouses. They organized for over a year, fought and won a union against overwhelming odds. Now B&H Photo threatens to move 330 union jobs 75 miles away to New Jersey. We believe this is an attempt to bust the union, and stop the grassroots worker organizing that has resulted in concrete improvements at B&H Photo.
B&H Photo workers are striking in solidarity with hundreds of thousands withholding their labor around the country, fighting for a world where the most marginalized working families live with dignity, safety, and power. #May1Strike