Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Join the Burger King campaign

Help end the injustice perpetrated by the Burger King/Hungry Jacks company.

Farm workers who toil to pick tomatoes for Burger King's sandwiches earn 40 to 50 cents for every 32-pound bucket of tomatoes they pick, a rate that has not risen significantly in nearly 30 years. Workers would have to pick 2.5 tons of tomatoes just to earn minimum wage for a typical 10-hour day.

But instead of joining other fast-food chains in paying an extra penny per pound for its tomatoes, last Christmas Burger King worked to undermine those chains' existing agreements with the Coalition for Immokalee Workers. As a result, tomato pickers in Florida are facing the prospect of losing the first significant raise some of them have seen in nearly 30 years.
Tell Burger King to stop being a scrooge and start paying farm workers fair wages!

The head office address is Burger King Corporation5505 Blue Lagoon Drive Miami, Florida 33126 - they won't accept email correspondence.

1 comment:

Ross McPhee said...

Now I know why I don't eat there.