"Rite-In" Rite Aid as
Scrooge of the Year
National Jobs With Justice is sponsoring its 10th Annual Scrooge of the Year Award – allowing the public to decide who should be honored as America's worst corporate citizen.
This year, we're urging you to bestow this special honor on the executives at Rite Aid drugstores. Please click here to vote Rite Aid Scrooge of the Year before December 21st. (Note: Rite Aid is a "Rite-In" candidate for this "award." You must click the button beside "Write-In Your Own Candidate" and then Rite-In "Rite Aid.")
Rite Aid executives truly deserve the top honors for their extraordinary union-busting performance during the past three years before a captive audience of 600 workers at Rite Aid's massive distribution center in Lancaster, CA.
Workers at Lancaster survived a brutal two-year, anti-union campaign, but beat the odds and decided to vote for the union in 2008.
When they set out to negotiate their first contract, workers encountered an encore performance of Rite Aid's union busting. After nearly 18 months at the negotiating table they still do not have a contract that would improve their wages and working conditions!
Despite the unfair labor practices, aggressive management interference and its obstinate posture at the bargaining table, the Rite Aid workers in Lancaster remain strong and committed to their union. Their resolve is due to their shop-floor unity and the tremendous solidarity expressed around the country by many unions including the UFCW, Teamsters and SEIU 1199, as well as local labor councils, the AFL-CIO, retiree groups, and activists from Jobs with Justice coalitions.
Thanks for your support. Let's make sure Rite Aid gets the "recognition" it deserves!