The reading will run about 90 minutes. There will be a feedback conversation afterward.
REI SOHO Union Presents:
Supported by Working Theater
A new play by Laura Neill
Directed by Colm Summers
Starring members of the REI Soho Union:
Carlos Angel-Barajas, Zoe Dunmire, Laura Jedynasty, Nick Kaidoo, Wendy Liles, Michael-Luca Natt, Eboni Matthias, Steph Mei, Jaymes Sanchez, Ariel Tejada
Hudson Park Library
Saturday, February 24; 2pm
Reservations are FREE, but required.
Your neighborhood outdoor goods store is unionizing. The people who sold you your hiking boots are trying to figure out who’s down to strike—while helping sixteen customers at a time and hoping the store doesn’t flood again. Foot Wears House reveals the humor, camaraderie, and pure rage that exists at the intersection of no guaranteed hours and salaried managers who are Really Excited About Selling Memberships! Plus, the warehouse bays and alarm seem to have a life of their own… is the warehouse ghost unionizing, too?
Since 2020, green vests at the REI flagship store in SoHo, Manhattan have been organizing together to ensure improved working conditions and benefits. REI SoHo became the first REI store in the nation to unionize with the RWDSU in March 2022, and are still fighting for a strong first contract that includes guaranteed minimum hours, pay that reflects their value and seniority, improved safety standards, and real job protections – all guaranteed in writing. Since winning their election, REI Union SoHo has been joined by eight other unionized locations across the country. You can stay up to date on the REI Union movement @reiunionsoho or @reiunion on all social media platforms, or visit www.ourrei.com!