Friday, February 1, 2008

"Don't Let Burger King Have It Their Way"

a message from OXFAM

Dear Friends,

Farmworkers who pick tomatoes for Burger King 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 who labor from dawn to dusk must pick two tons of tomatoes to earn $50 in one day. Recently, McDonalds and others have agreed to higher wages for these workers, but Burger King has not.

McDonald's and other fast-food chains, including Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, have committed to increasing wages and enforcing better working conditions in the fields. But Burger King-the second-largest hamburger chain in the world-has so far refused to work with farmworkers to improve wages for those who pick their tomatoes.

Please tell Burger King to join with McDonald's and others in improving farmworker wages.

Click Here to sign the petition. I did.

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