IWW Solidarity Benefit - April 26

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IWW Solidarity Benefit!

A Musical Evening to Benefit a Fired Harvest Coop Worker

Saturday, April 26, 2008
6-10 p.m.
Encuentro 5
33 Harrison Avenue, 5th floor, Boston

Suggested donation: $10

Join us for:
- Music!
- Food!
- Speakers!
- Raffle!
- Spirits!

Deon Furtick, 31, father of three, was fired on Saturday, January 19th, after four years of service in the deli at the Harvest Food Coop in Jamaica Plain. He was fired without warning, supposedly for failing to punch out for a thirty minute lunch break, although this had been a common practice for deli employees. Deon had previously complained to Human Resources when he felt someone made a racist comment, and had been talking to co-workers about the benefits of organizing a union.

Join the IWW (Industrial Workers of the World) in a fundraiser to help Deon's family pay their bills while he awaits the outcome of an Unfair Labor Practice charge filed against the Harvest Food Coop. The IWW supports the demand of the Harvest Employee Organizing Committee that Deon be reinstated with lost back pay, that rules be enforced fairly and equally, and that Harvest management respect workers' rights and respond to their grievances.

The IWW is continuing to ask community members and friends of labor to call Marc Cutler, Manager of Operations, at his office number 617-661-1580 to demand that Deon be reinstated with back pay for loss of wages.

For further information, call 617-625-9070, email bostgmb-L@lists.iww.org , or visit www.harvestmembers.info .

Can't make it to the benefit? Please make checks out to IWW and write "Workers Defense Fund" in the memo line. Checks can be mailed to:

Boston IWW
P. O. Box 391724
Boston, MA 02139

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