951 NW Ballard Way
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Sponsored by Stand With Our Checkers
Grocery chain New Seasons Market plans to open a new store in Ballard even though community leaders, local grocery workers, faith leaders, and a majority of the Seattle City Council have demanded that the company address serious workers’ rights issues. Despite their neighborhood-friendly branding, workers and neighbors agree: New Seasons does not share our values of fairness, diversity, sustainability and opportunity. In response to workers speaking up about issues like sick leave and living wages, New Seasons hired the same union-busting firm that the Trump Hotels hired to silence workers. On top of that, the company has financial ties to the Murdock Charitable Trust (which means they’re helping to fund anti-LGBTQ hate groups), and New Seasons has openly admitted to intentionally expanding into gentrifying neighborhoods. The new store is scheduled to open but company executives have refused to address our concerns.
It’s time to #RejectNewSeasons! Join us on May 9!