Monday, February 26, 2007
ANNOUNCEMENT: LAWRENCE, KANSAS - TAKE ACTION IN SUPPORT OF FARM WORKERS
Farm workers who pick tomatoes for McDonald's sandwiches earn 40 to 50 cents for every 32-pound bucket of tomatoes they pick. As a major buyer of Florida tomatoes, McDonald's high-volume, low-cost purchasing practices place downward pressure on farm worker wages, putting corporate profits before human dignity.
McDonald's can easily use its influence to not only dramatically improve the lives of workers, but also how the entire agricultural industry does business.
A coalition of migrant farm workers is taking its fight against wages that leave U.S. tomato pickers in deep poverty to the home of McDonald's Corp., the world's largest restaurant company
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers, comprised mostly of Mexican and Guatemalan immigrants and based in this Immokalee in the middle of South Florida's farm country, came to prominence in the 1990s by exposing a series of farm worker abuse and human trafficking cases.
If you live in Lawrence, Kansas, come out and support the farm workers!
Lawrence, KS - March 3, 2007
Take Action to Support Farmworkers 5 pm McDonald’s, 1309 W. 6th St. 'dirty laundry back.' Behind Ronald McDonald and the Golden Arches, are farmworkers who are paid sub-poverty wages for their work and whose sweat and blood goes into McDonald's profit. Farmworkers must pick 2 tons of tomatoes to make $50 a day. Come, take action on Friday, March 2nd- Let's give McDonald's their dirty laundry back! We demand that McDonalds stop clowning around with farmworkers rights! Justice for Farmworkers! for more information: www.ciw-online.org