UPDATE: The rally has been rescheduled for Sunday, May 19th, from noon- 1 p.m. at the Greenpoint Key Food.
Approximately 40 Key Food meat department workers at seven local stores, including the Greenpoint Key Food, are locked out and have been without pay since April 6th in an ongoing contract dispute.
A community action is being held in Greenpoint this weekend in solidarity with the workers, who are represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers’ Local 342.
The “Mother’s Day Rally for Locked-Out Key Food Workers” is happening Sunday, May 12th, from 2 p.m – 3 p.m. at the Greenpoint Key Food (224 McGuinness Blvd.)
A Go Fund Me campaign launched to help the locked out workers with lost wages has raised $8,535.
In honor of the mothers who both work and shop at Key Food, and the important role that mothers play in providing paid and unpaid labor surrounding food and care, we will stand in solidarity with the locked-out workers at Key Food this Mother’s Day,” said co-organizer Emily Gallagher.