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Despite a growing awareness of egregious labor rights violations at Flaum Appetizing, Morton Williams refuses to stop selling Flaum's products, including Sonny & Joe's hummus.

Brooklyn-based Flaum Appetizing Corp. and its owner Moishe Grunhut illegally fired seventeen Latino workers en masse after the employees stood up against over a decade of unlawfully withheld overtime pay, denial of benefits, and abusive treatment from management.  Though Flaum's retaliatory conduct was judged illegal in February 2009 after a full trial, the company is resisting compliance with the judge's order including the payment of over $260,000 in lost wages.  Flaum's labor abuses have caused many prominent New York City supermarkets to drop its products but Morton Williams and its co-owner Avi Kaner have turned their back on the workers' call for justice.

Tell Morton Williams to join a growing number of NYC supermarkets who have stop selling Sonny & Joe's hummus and respect human rights in their supply chain.

Letter to
Co-owner, Morton Williams  Avi Kaner
I am writing today as a concerned shopper at Morton Williams. I am deeply troubled that you continue to sell Sonny & Joe's hummus, a product whose manufacturer, Flaum Appetizing, was found guilty of egregious labor rights violations and unlawful retaliatory conduct when workers exercised their right to organize.

Brooklyn-based Flaum Appetizing Corp. and its owner Moishe Grunhut, illegally fired seventeen Latino workers en masse after the employees stood up against over a decade of unlawfully withheld overtime pay, denial of benefits, and abusive treatment from management. Though Flaum's retaliatory conduct was judged illegal in February 2009 after a full trial, the company is resisting compliance with the judge's order including the payment of over $260,000 in lost wages.

Flaum's labor abuses have caused many prominent New York City supermarkets to drop its products, but so far Morton Williams has turned its back on the workers' call for justice. I urge you and Morton Williams to join the growing number of NYC supermarkets who have dropped Sonny & Joe's hummus. Please immediately stop selling this product and respect human rights in your supply chain.