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

Women Workers Reclaim International Working Women’s Day

Sunday, 3/8: Women Workers and Families Reclaim International Working Women’s Day; Demand End to Mandatory Overtime With Public Call: “Shame on Costco Management!”

Read Our Article in the Fall 2014 Issue of Brooklyn-Queens NOW News

Across all industries, people are facing longer work hours and earning less. Simply raising the minimum wage won’t resolve the problem. Rampant underemployment and unemployment is the result of the skyrocketing use of mandatory overtime. In fact, one in every three workers have jobs that require it.[i] Long hours not only affect service or low-wage workers but office workers as well, with 62% of high earning professionals working more than … Continue reading

The Reynolds Boycott on The NATION

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