On January 27, 2018, the NFWM Board of Directors voted to endorse the Farm Labor Organizing Committee’s (FLOC) boycott of Reynolds American VUSE e-cigarette. The board committed the resources of NFWM to supporting FLOC until farm workers in the tobacco supply chain have a voice in the work place without fear of retaliation.
Read the Resolution of the National Farm Worker Ministry Endorsing the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) Boycott of VUSE E-cigarettes, a product of British American Tobacco and Reynolds American.
NFWM has sent a letter to Ricardo Oberlander, Reynolds CEO, and Nicandro Durante, Chief Executive of British American Tobacco, parent company of Reynolds since 2017, informing them of the boycott endorsement. That letter states, in part,
“Now is the time for Reynolds American to sign a negotiated agreement with FLOC that will guarantee freedom of association and provide a practical mechanism for addressing worker grievances. This is the best way for British American Tobacco and Reynolds American, its subsidiary, to comply with your stated Principles of Good Corporate Conduct. It is also the best way to improve the living and working conditions of tobacco farm workers in your supply chain.”
Read the 2/26/18 Letter to Reynolds American/BAT
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