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July 22, 2009

2009.07.22: 3:30 Today: Tell Lance, Inc: Keep Stella D’Oro in the Bronx

Filed under: Labor Solidarity — nyclaw01 @ 9:37 am

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Wednesday, July 22, 2009 9:37 AM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: 3:30 Today: Tell Lance, Inc: Keep Stella D’Oro in the Bronx

FORWARD WIDELY
Rally to

“Tell Lance, Inc: Keep Stella D’Oro in the Bronx!”

Wednesday, July 22nd @ 3:30PM
85 Broad Street
Friends,

Please join Stella D’Oro workers and supporters tomorrow, Wednesday July 22 at 3:30PM for an impromptu rally/picket outside the offices of Goldman Sachs at 85 Broad Street.

As many of you are aware, Brynwood Partners, the current private equity owners of Stella D’Oro, are in talks to sell the Stella D’Oro brand to Lance, Inc., a North Carolina-based manufacturing and marketing firm. The problem is Brynwood wants to sell the Stella D’Oro brand only, without the plant.

If the deal between Brynwood Partners and Lance, Inc. moves forward, Lance will inevitably relocate production to one of the non-union facilities it already owns, leaving the plant — and the workers — in the Bronx stranded.

We’re rallying outside Goldman Sachs because, as one of Lance’s high-profile investors, they have the power to dissuade Lance, Inc. from going through with this damning deal. The event tomorrow is being thrown together at the last minute, but we need as much support as possible to let Lance, Inc. and its investors know we are serious.

Our message to Goldman is simple: “Tell Lance, Inc.: Keep Stella D’Oro in the Bronx!” As for Lance, we want them to know that if they buy Stella D’Oro and relocate production from the Bronx, we’ll never give them a minute’s rest.

We’ve always been able to count on you in the past — and we hope we’ll be able to count on you tomorrow! Please come out at this critical moment in the campaign!

Who: Stella D’Oro workers and community and labor supporters
What: Rally to tell Lance, Inc. and its investors — “Keep Stella D’Oro in the Bronx!”
Where: Outside Goldman Sachs, 85 Broad Street
When: Wednesday, July 22nd, 3:30PM-5:00PM

Thanks for all your support!

In Solidarity,
Stella D’Oro Solidarity Committee

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