Tuesday, February 3, 2009

URGENT ACTION from FLOC...

CALL REYNOLDS AMERICAN CEO SUSAN IVEY
By 4:30pm ET, Friday, February 6

TELL HER TO MEET WITH THE FARM LABOR ORGANIZING COMMITTEE (FLOC)

FLOC is campaigning to bring Reynolds Tobacco into the new system of agriculture which guarantees the rights and dignity of migrant farmworkers. (For more information, see Justice for Tobacco Field Workers.) We need your help!

1. Call Reynolds American CEO Susan Ivey at 336-741-5000.

2. When Auto Attendant answers asking with whom you want to speak say: Susan Ivey.

During Business Hours (8:00am to 4:30pm ET) you will be transferred to
a receptionist in CEO Ivey’s office.

Ask to speak with CEO Susan Ivey.
The receptionist will say CEO Ivey is busy and then ask you the reason for your call.

Say that you are calling to ask CEO Ivey to meet with FLOC.
The receptionist will then transfer you to the person handling that project.
The receptionist may transfer you to Mr. Strasburg or someone else
whose phone will then go into voice mail.

You can paraphrase the following message, but the main point is: CEO Ivey meet with FLOC.
________________________________________

This message is for Reynolds CEO Susan Ivey.

My name is ___________________, and I’m calling to request that you meet with FLOC which represents migrant workers who harvest the tobacco used by Reynolds.

While I realize that the farm workers are not employed directly by Reynolds, but I also know that your company has the ultimate responsibility to ensure safe and fair working conditions for the thousands of tobacco harvesters in your supply chain.

Again, I urge you to meet with FLOC.

Thank you.

No comments:

Post a Comment