Small, soaked protest held at Rite-Aid in support of Employee Free Choice Act

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Aaron Michael Cantu
Greg Gigg, Brian Duplisea, Bill Bumpus, Rand Wilson
and John Grossman protest in front of Rite-Aid in Somerville.
By Aaron Michael Cantu
Wicked Local Somerville
Posted Apr 03, 2009 @ 05:44 PM

Somerville —

organized in front of Rite-Aid in Davis Square on Friday to advocate
for the Congressional passage of the Employee Free Choice Act.

According to a press release from the Massachusetts Jobs with
Justice organization, the law would better protect employees who want
to form unions by limiting employer interference in the process.
Protestors claim that Rite-Aid is one of many companies who bully
workers out of forming unions.

Rand Wilson, Somerville native and 30-year union activist, joined
other protestors in handing out fliers to passersby. The fliers alleged
misdeeds on the part of Rite-Aid, including firing unionizing workers
at a Lancaster, CA distribution center.

Protests took place today in nine other parts of Massachusetts, as
well as other Jobs with Justice coalitions in New York, Virginia,
Oregon, Washington, among other states.