Posted 5 years ago on March 11, 2012, 1:04 p.m. EST by prouddaughter25
from Brooklyn, NY
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When huge corporations have run out of impoverished countries to decimate and desperately poor people to take advantage of, they set their sights on the next best thing: their own workforce. Much like the people of India from whom Coke siphoned precious clean water while polluting the remaining supply, Coke has begun taking advantage of their minorities workers. In these tough economic times, steady employment is hard to come by and everyone knows it-especially corporations like Coca-Cola. What better time then to start harassing and denigrating the most vulnerable workers? Who would complain? By and large, the economic downturn has disproportionately affected minorities. So it would stand to reason that employees of color would endure whatever abusive language and scare tactics upper management assails at them. At least, that has been the mindset of the company heretofore. Unfortunately for Coca-Cola, employees of color have decided their dignity is worth the risk of reprisal from their employer. They have decided to organize and take down their ruthless hegemony. If ever there was a place and time to join in solidarity with our fellow Americans it is here, in this fight with Coca-Cola's employees of color all across the country who have endured racial discrimination, hate speech, harassment, and intimidation tactics. Now is the time to take Coke to task for their actions! We are the people to do it!!! OWS, support the New York based employees of Coke in their suit against the corporate giant!