This week’s protest in Seminole

    This is what I’ve been sending out to local media outlets and progresive listserves. If you’re in the area, I hope you’ll join us…

      Press Release/Announcement

      Protests to take place at Wrangler in Seminole

      Friday, Aug 14

      FOR MORE INFO CONTACT:

      J. M. Branum, (405)476-5620, jmb(at)jmbzine.com

      You are invited to participate in a peaceful protest in front of Wrangler’s Distribution Center (on Wrangler Blvd) in Seminole, OK on Friday, August 14th from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

      This protest is held to show support for the estimated 900 workers who will be laid off next month at the Seminole and Ada manufacturing facilities.

      If you are coming from coming from out of town, here are directions:

      From Norman – Take HW 9 east into Seminole. The plant is on HW 9 (a.k.a. Wrangler Blvd) on the North side of the highway, between State HW 3E & US 377.

      From Oklahoma City – Take I-40 East from Oklahoma City. Get off at Exit 200 and go South on US 377. Once you get into Seminole, turn west on State HW 9 (aka Wrangler Blvd). Look for the plant on the north side of the road. (If you get to State HW 3E you’ve gone too far)

      From Tulsa – Take I-44 Westbound until you get to exit 179 (Stroud/Drumwright). Then go south on State HW 99. Continue south past I-40 until you get into Seminole. Once you’re in town, turn west on State HW 9 (aka Wrangler Blvd). Look for the plant on the north side of the road. (If you get to State HW 3E you’ve gone too far)

      From other locations for directions go to: http://www.mapquest.com…

      PLEASE NOTE: You are encouraged to bring signs but please remember that this is a difficult time for those who work for Wrangler. Because of this, we want our signs to be focused on support for the workers and not be hateful in anyway. We want our presence to be an encouragement to the workers and not something that makes their lives more difficult. ( If you have any questions on whether your sign would be appropriate or not, please do not hesitate to contact me by email [jmb(at)jmbzine.com] or by phone at (405)476-5620.).

      FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE WRANGER SHUTDOWN:



      http://www.onlineshawnee.com/stories/072903/bus_20.shtml




      http://www.okimc.org/feature/display/814/index.php