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  • Pactiv Women Workers Demand an End to Retaliation and Forced Overwork

    >Over 100 women workers at Pactiv Corporation’s New Jersey factory – owned by Reynolds Group Holdings and its boss, Graeme Hart – were overworked in sweltering sweatshop conditions.

    >40 Pactiv workers were fired in July 2011 in retaliation for their efforts to stop work ‘speed-ups’ and organize the factory.

    >The workers are not backing down. Join the Pactiv workers to demand the right to a 40-hour work week and the right to say NO to forced overtime!

SOAR: “Our community will NOT stand for sweatshop conditions!”

By Kai Yang and Mary Lister, SOAR On Friday, April 22nd, Students Organizing Against Reynolds (SOAR) met with four representatives from Pactiv to insist that the company meet the demands of the Pactiv workers. Representatives from the Social Justice Committee of the Universalist Unitarian Church, Citizen Action of New York, Women Students’ Union, College Democrats, … Continue reading

Local Press Coverage of the Pactiv Protest at Binghamton University

Student run organization boycotts large manufacturers and distributors of food packaging Vestal, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A student run organization at Binghamton University is boycotting Pactiv and Reynolds, one of the companies the university contracts with for dining services. SOAR, or Students Organizing against Reynolds, is a student run organization at Binghamton University that’s fighting with … Continue reading

Retail Dive’s Article on the International Working Women’s Day Protest: Shame on Costco!

Read the article – click the link below! Union organizers pressure Costco over suppliers’ working conditions | Retail Dive

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International Working Women’s Day Rally – March 8, 2015

On, Sunday, March 8th, 2015 in front of the Brooklyn Costco, women workers from Pactiv Corp. were joined by hundreds of other workers, families, students and concerned residents to publicly shame the wholesale retailer Costco. The Ain’t I a Woman?! Campaign demanded Costco management to immediately cease from contracting with Pactiv and its parent company … Continue reading

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