Tell Target to Re-Hire Tashawna Greene Now!
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Please tell Target Corp. to re-hire Tashawna Greene (photo below), a leading pro-union voice in a union election at Valley Stream Target in June 2011.
Target employees from Valley Stream, New York (T-1262) came together to pioneer change. On June 17, 2011 workers from T-1262 voted in a union election. Unfortunately Target management used intimidation, scare tactics & in some cases bribery to influence workers into voting No. Target Corp. was filled with contempt when they heard of workers potentially coming together to demand better pay & respect on the job and did everything possible to avoid this.
Now, Target has fired a leading voice for change at Valley Stream Target, Tashawna Greene. Tashawna is a 21-year old single mother of a 6-year old daughter, and has been fired for allegedly acting in "overly hostile, disruptive manner that is inconsistent with Target's policies." This could not be anything further from the truth. Target has fired Ms. Greene for one reason: her pro-union attitude. She was fired for believing she deserved more from her billion-dollar employer. Is this the price we now pay for standing up for ourselves and fighting for what is right? Ms. Greene never let her beliefs affect her work. She said herself, “I believe I was fired because of my participation in the union campaign,” “Because I'm for the union, they wanted to get rid of me.”
Target's true colors continue to be shown. Please join in telling Target to re-hire Tashawna Greene, who was fired unjustly for supporting the unionization drive at Valley Stream Target.
Target's Anti-Worker Policies:
-Anti-union video all Target new-hires are required to watch..
-Target distributed literature which questioned if the store will close if the workers voted to unionize.
-Anti-Union propaganda website.
-Gawker summarized life at Target: "Slowly Killing My Soul: Life at Target'"
-Some long tenured employees said they hadn't received a raise in years, while CEO of Target, Gregg Steinhafel, received an 83% raise in 2010. Workers across America agreed, Target needs to change.
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