Published: 02/04/2012

Members of New York City’s Hotel and Motel Trades Council turned out in force for a spirited action at Nestlé’s Nespressure boutique on Madison Avenue on Manhattan’s trendy Upper East Side on March 30. Some 60 union members chanted, distributed hundreds of ‘Stop Nespressure’ leaflets to residents and tourists about Nestlé’s violations of trade union rights in Indonesia and Pakistan.

On March 29, the day before the demonstration, the union wrote to Nestlé corporate management for the USA and to corporate management in Vevey, Switzerland to declare that they would be publicly demonstrating in New York to highlight members’ concerns over the unresolved conflicts in Indonesia and Pakistan, and that they would be returning until the conflicts were satisfactorily resolved.