Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Boycott FreshDirect

Be on the right side of this!

FreshDirect plans to use $130 million in subsidies to occupy public waterfront land in the South Bronx, imposing 2,000 daily vehicle trips through a community already facing asthma rates five times the national average. This company is a parasite on the public: they use public dollars to aggravate public streets with noise, exhaust, and waste.

      • Plans to share space with four massive waste processing plants
      • Plans to build on top of documented Ranachqua settlement and burial ground
      • 2,000 vehicle trips every day through “Asthma Alley” in the South Bronx
      • 380 tons of solid waste per month (Not counting the delivered boxes!)
      • Loud, inefficient, idling trucks overburdening city streets
      • Extortion of public funds by pitting NY against NJ when they have space to expand
      • Refusal to pay living wages to workers
      • Refusal to guarantee any jobs to residents of the South Bronx
      • History of discrimination and unfair labor claims
      • Blocking of public access to the waterfront
      • Refusal to deliver to the neighborhoods they will pollute most
New Yorkers deserve better, 
especially when virtually every rent-paying local grocery store will deliver!

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