Today Jerry Meek attempted to discretely decline a donation from Smithfield Foods.
Their reaction was typical of Smithfield: threats and intimidation.
It is sadly the truth that Smithfield has gotten away with intimidating their workers for over a decade. While Smithfield may be adept at denying the defenseless a voice, they apparently had less luck with my boss:
Ms. Theresa Kostrzewa
2349 Churchill Road
Raleigh, NC 27608
RE: Smithfield Foods and Smithfield Packing
I wanted to follow-up with you regarding our conversation this morning. In that conversation, I informed you of our decision not to accept a contribution from your clients, Smithfield Foods and Smithfield Packing. You indicated that I was making a big mistake, and that you were going to notify corporate executives across this State of our decision not to accept this contribution.