On Wednesday, December 7, El Super workers and their union, UFCW, held a protest outside El Super #58 in South Los Angeles. The protest was organized after UFCW obtained documents showing that Sal Marcianti, Vice-President of El Super, made four donations to Donald Trump’s campaign for U.S. President.
El Super’s parent corporation, Grupo Comercial Chedraui, speaks of support for a cross border economy and explicitly targets Mexican American consumers. Yet, these are the very consumers that the U.S. President-elect has denigrated as “rapists” who Trump contends are "bringing crime,” and who he threatens to deport en masse or bar by his 1,000 mile border fence.
In 2010, Chedraui wrote:
“We have focused on perishable and Latin American products targeted to Hispanic, and in particular Mexican-American, consumers and believe the Mexican-American retail market is a niche that presents important growth opportunities, given the growing size and increasing purchasing power of this group of consumers.”
It is unconscionable that an El Super executive donated his money to support Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign. We distributed the attached handbill to shoppers during yesterday's protest at El Super #58.
SIGN THE PLEDGE
: With the holiday shopping season upon us, El Super workers need their supporters to renew their commitment to BOYCOTT El Super!
Please sign and share El Super worker Lydia Flores’ petition with your e-mail and social media contacts. We will deliver the signatures we collect to the company at negotiations scheduled next week.
Thank you for your continued support and happy holidays.