To Dan Bane and Jon Basalone:
My name is [your name] and I am a [your relationship to Trader Joe's or Store 130 specifically - e.g. customer, former employee, worker at another TJs]. I am writing to join employees of Trader Joe’s #130 in pledging to boycott Trader Joe’s.
The company's continued retaliation against essential workers who risked their health for the company’s profits during a pandemic is cruel. Trader Joe’s insistence on a neutrality stance that silences workers and the community during a civil rights movement demonstrates a complicity in the violence against the Black community and is consistent with the corporation’s pattern of anti-blackness.
Since June 2020, the Crew at Store 130 have sought to collaborate and communicate with you about how to better their working environment. You have met them with hostility. Workers deserve to be able to advocate for themselves without fear of backlash.
I’m calling on Trader Joe’s to meet the 5 demands that have been put forth by the Crew at Store 130 and cease the retaliation immediately. I know that you’ve already received a full list of demands and I urge you to pay attention. I pledge to boycott Trader Joe's until these demands are met.
(Optional: add an anecdote or comment on why you’re aligned with us).