osewalrus (osewalrus) wrote,
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Sign the Agriprocessor Petition

The Jewish Labor Committee reports that Agriprocessor has made no meaningful reforms in their labor practices. They have posted a Petition online supporting the boycott of Agriprocessors until such time as they address the systemic issues of abuse and violations of law in their plant. You can sign the petition here: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/JLC_Agri_Petition/

As a clearly identifiable Jew keeping kosher in the public advocacy community, I cannot describe the level of personal humiliation I feel over this ongoing chillul Hashem. I am further minded, as we enter Rosh Chodesh Tammuz, that the destruction of the Second Temple was a direct consequence of the failure to have proper regard for our fellow human beings. It does us no good to be meticulous in our observance of Yoshon or to debate the virtues of one schitah over another if we fail to also be meticulous in our responsibilities to one another.
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