|The fast food industry's high-volume, low-cost purchasing practices place downward pressure on farmworker wages, putting corporate profits before human dignity. Industry giants Yum Brands (Taco Bell’s parent company) and McDonald’s have both reached agreements with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) to directly improve farmworker wages and enforce a code of conduct for just conditions in their tomato supply chains. It’s now time for other restaurant and supermarket chains to join Taco Bell & McDonald's in working to ensure fair wages and dignity on the job for farmworkers.
Burger King has already callously rejected CIW's proposed partnership. Avoiding a commitment to work with the CIW to ensure real rights and fair wages for farmworkers, BK offered instead to retrain workers for jobs flipping burgers in their restaurants. We ask: who, then, will put the food on America's tables?
Join CIW, the Student/Farmworker Alliance & their allies across the country to tell Burger King that we as consumers don't want just FAST food, we want FAIR food.
Coalition of Immokalee Workers - http://www.ciw-online.org
Student/Farmworker Alliance - http://www.sfalliance.org
Geographical Scope: National
Added on 06-26-2007
Updated on 06-26-2007