What’s really scary about Halloween? The Hershey’s Corporation is making millions selling Halloween chocolates that were packed by captive student workers in Pennsylvania this summer. On Halloween Day, Occupy Hershey’s!
The students stood up to show the world just how far the 1% are willing to go to make a profit. They defied threats of retaliation from Hershey’s subcontractors, joined the National Guestworker Alliance, and occupied the Hershey’s plant floor in a sit-down strike that tens of thousands of you supported.
Hershey’s, meanwhile, passed the buck and waited for the problem to go away. But the fight against corporate greed and for good jobs is not going away.
If you’ll be in New York, join us at the Occupy Hershey’s NYC rally on Halloween Day, Monday, Oct. 31, at 12pm, in front of Hershey’s Times Square store at 48th Street and Broadway.
If you can’t make it to New York, occupy Hershey’s Facebook page. Tell them 1) to pay back the $3,000-6,000 each student paid to become a captive worker at the Hershey’s packing plant, and 2) to make the 400 jobs at the plant into living wage jobs for local workers.