FLOC Pushing British American Tobacco to Use Influence to Improve Workers' Rights

December 11, 2013

To convince British American Tobacco (BAT) to use its influence to improve the rights of tobacco farm workers in the United States, Baldemar Velasquez, president of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC), will be briefing members of the British Parliament on the working conditions at farms run by Reynolds American.  BAT owns more than 42% of Reynolds and FLOC is attempting to convince BAT to persuade Reynolds to sign an agreement that would guarantee good working conditions and protect the collective bargaining rights of migrant workers at Reynolds-owned farms in North Carolina. Velasquez will participate in the briefing Thursday.

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