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MORE THAN 100 TEAMSTER LOCALS IN UNITED STATES AND CANADA TO KICK OFF HOLIDAY BOYCOTT CAMPAIGN AGAINST DIAMOND WALNUT

 Shoppers at Safeway, Giant, Lucky, Food Lion, Kroger, National,


A & P, and Maijer will be urged, "This Year, Skip The Nutcracker"
 WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 ~PRNewswire~ -- Teamsters and other supporters of the international boycott against Diamond Walnut will be handing out 300,000 leaflets to holiday shoppers this weekend in major supermarkets in the United States and Canada.
 The Teamsters Union chose the Saturday before Thanksgiving, the second busiest shopping day of the year, to kick off their holiday campaign, which will be expanded and intensified throughout the holiday season.
 Leaflets that will be handed out to shoppers in 25 cities will warn consumers of Diamond Walnut's use of the ozone-depleting chemical methyl bromide to fumigate their nuts.
 In the Washington area supporters will be leafletting at high- volume Giant and Safeway stores on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. to noon.
 Other cities where supermarkets will be leafleted include:
 California: Bakersfield, Carson, Fresno, Long Beach, Los
 Angeles, Martinez, Modesto, Oakland, Orange,
 Oroville, Redding, Reno, Sacramento, San Diego,
 San Francisco, San Jose, Stockton, Vallejo,
 Visalia and Watsonville.
 Connecticut: South Windsor
 Florida: Jacksonville, Miami, and Tampa
 Georgia: Atlanta
 Illinois: Chicago and Springfield
 Indiana: Evansville, Gary, and South Bend
 Iowa: Des Moines
 Kentucky: Lexington and Louisville
 Louisiana: New Orleans
 Maine: Portland
 Maryland: Baltimore, Landover Hills, and Lanham
 Massachusetts: Boston, North Andover, and Springfield
 Michigan: Detroit, Jackson, Lansing, and Saginaw
 Mississippi: Jackson
 Missouri: Kansas City and St. Louis
 New Hampshire: Manchester
 New York: Hempstead, Long Island City, New York and
 Woodside
 Ohio: Akron, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus,
 Texas: Dallas and Houston
 Vermont: Barre
 Virginia: Alexandria, Arlington, Falls Church, and
 Springfield
 British Columbia, Canada: Vancouver
 -0- 11~20~92
 ~CONTACT: Nancy Stella or Karen Martinez of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, 202-624-6911~


CO: International Brotherhood of Teamsters; Diamond Walnut ST: District of Columbia IN: REA SU:

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