Students Organizing Against Reynolds (SOAR) Launches Weekly Picket at SUNY-Binghamton to Demand Boycott of Reynolds/Pactiv

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Students Launching a Weekly Picket Line at SUNY-Binghamton. Demanding Harvey Stenger to Support the Boycott of All Reynolds/Pactiv’s Products on SUNY-Binghamton Campus


SUNY-Binghamton is allowing Pactiv/Reynolds’ sweatshop products to come onto its campus. Pactiv – a subsidiary of Reynolds – forced women in Kearny, NJ, to work up to 84 hours per week (12 hours 7 days a week) for weeks on end. This caused serious injury and even disability amongst the workers. Reynolds/Pactiv are known for disregarding the health and safety of workers, and busting unions around the US. This has caused worsening working conditions that are compounded by mandatory overtime.

Students who are either working part time or looking to find employment in the near future are appalled by Reynolds’ efforts to undermine worker rights in the country. By purchasing Reynolds products, Binghamton University is promoting these oppressive and exploitative working conditions that undermine our rights. Students are demanding President Harvey Stenger to support the Reynolds Boycott and to release a statement on his commitment in building a Reynolds-free SUNY-Binghamton Campus. Students will launch the first picket on September 22 joined by different student organizations, community organizations and faculty members, and the picket will continue once a week until the demands are met.

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