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Coalition of Immokalee Workers Targets Wendy's in Fair Food Campaign to Improve Wages and Conditions

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Publication Date: 
May 20, 2013
Author: 
Amy Goodman and Juan González, for Democracy Now!
Organization Title: 
Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Hundreds of farm workers and their supporters are in New York City ahead of Wendy's shareholder meeting to demand improved working conditions for those who pick its tomatoes. The fast-food giant — which has nearly 6,600 restaurants in the U.S. and around the world, ranking second only to McDonald's — is the latest target in the Fair Food Campaign organized by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. So far, McDonald's, Subway, Burger King and Taco Bell have all joined the White House-recognized social responsibility program, agreeing to pay an extra penny per pound of tomatoes to raise wages and only buy from fields where workers' rights are respected. 

 

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