Category: Burger King Campaign Archive

BURGER KING CAMPAIGN COMES TO AN END WITH HISTORIC PRESS CONFERENCE, SIGNING CEREMONY AT U.S. CAPITOL

UPDATE 5/29: Editorial Support Strong for New CIW/BK Agreement!... See all the latest media here! Video excerpts from the press conference Exclusive photo report from the press conference Click here for the joint press release Editorial: "What's with the farmers," Palm Beach Post, 5/28/08 Editorial: "News reporting advanced justice," Ft. Myers News-Press, 5/28/08 Editorial: "Coalition of Immokalee Workers," Palm Beach >> Read More

BK ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF INTERNAL INVESTIGATION; CALLS CONTINUE FOR INDEPENDENT INQUIRY

As news broke of Burger King's decision to fire two highly-placed executives for their roles in the dual scandals that have rocked the fast-food giant in the past several weeks, calls continued for an independent inquiry aimed at finding out, "how far up the corporate ladder this scheme went." In an Associated Press article entitled, "Burger King fires 2 over >> Read More

EXPLOSIVE NEW OP/ED IN NEW YORK TIMES BY ERIC SCHLOSSER RAISES STAKES IN BK’S “SPYGATE”

(New York Times illustration) With a powerful new op/ed published in today's New York Times, entitled "Burger With a Side of Spies," award-winning investigative author Eric Schlosser takes the spreading "spygate" scandal to a new level. Schlosser reports that Burger King executives not only confirmed to him that the fast-food giant hired the private security firm "Diplomatic Tactical Services" to >> Read More
CIW, ALLIES DELIVER 85,000 SIGNATURES TO BK HEADQUARTERS IN PETITION TO END SLAVERY AND SWEATSHOPS IN THE FIELDS

CIW, ALLIES DELIVER 85,000 SIGNATURES TO BK HEADQUARTERS IN PETITION TO END SLAVERY AND SWEATSHOPS IN THE FIELDS

  After weeks of gathering petition signatures in communities across the country, CIW members and allies prepared to deliver their urgent message of reform to Burger King headquarters in Miami. But first, the day broke with shocking news as residents of Ft. Myers -- the Gulf Coast city across the Everglades from Miami -- awoke to a front page story >> Read More

Media Advisory: FARMWORKERS, CONCERNED CONSUMERS TO DELIVER PETITIONS MONDAY AT BURGER KING HEADQUARTERS

  CONTACT: Lucas Benitez, Coalition of Immokalee Workers, 239-503-0133 Julia Perkins, CIW, 239-986-0891 Marc Rodrigues, Student Farmworker Alliance, 239-292-3431   Petition delivery comes in wake of Senate hearing into labor abuse and modern-day slavery in Florida tomato fields, revelations of “dirty tricks” campaign tied to Burger King MIAMI, FL – Saying they are “prepared to stop patronizing Burger King,” tens of >> Read More

CAUGHT RED HANDED!

CAUGHT RED HANDED! New article ties campaign of dirty tricks to Burger King... Click here to listen to the Democracy Now radio report from 4/14/08 on this breaking story! Read this scorching editorial from the Ft. Myers News-Press, "Burger King should wise up," 4/16/08, as well as this broader analysis from PR Watch of corporate espionage and the threat it >> Read More