Thursday: Join Brandworkers in NYC to make Goldman Sachs transparent
May 23rd @ 12:00pm
Meet at Goldman Sachs in New York City
200 West St. (at Vesey St.)
Take E train to World Trade Center or 1,2,3,A,C trains to Chambers St.
The infamous Goldman Sachs and the New York City Economic Development Corporation have joined forces to launch a $10 million subsidized loan program, called the Food Manufacturers Growth Fund, that is set to loan tax dollars to employers in the industry.
The Fund poses a huge threat to both workers and NYC eaters alike, as both the City and Goldman continue to refuse to disclose the identities of loan applicants. In order to weed out unlawful employers, Brandworkers members are calling for a transparent loan process so that the public can weigh in and direct money towards the few deserving employers who actually comply with the law and respect workers’ rights.
However, Alicia Glen, a local head of Goldman Sachs, continues to trivialize the livelihoods and concerns of workers and New Yorkers by rejecting Brandworkers’ call for public accountability and disclosure. On May 23rd, Goldman Sachs will be holding its annual shareholder meeting in Salt Lake City to plan out how to get richer at the expense of the 99%. But here in New York, you have the opportunity to join Brandworkers in front of Goldman’s NYC headquarters and call on Alicia Glen to protect taxpayer money and support a lawful food manufacturing industry for food workers. Don’t let your tax dollars go to food sweatshops!