Category: Burger King Campaign Archive

US SENATE HEARING INTO FARMWORKER EXPLOITATION IN FLORIDA TOMATO FIELDS (photos by Fritz Myer)

US SENATE HEARING INTO FARMWORKER EXPLOITATION IN FLORIDA TOMATO FIELDS (photos by Fritz Myer)

US SENATE HEARING INTO FARMWORKER EXPLOITATION IN FLORIDA TOMATO FIELDS (photos by Fritz Myer) Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee April 15, 2008 click here for a full media round-up from the hearing The historic hearing in the US Senate -- the first ever specifically called to look into labor conditions in Florida's fields, the nation's largest producer of >> Read More

PETITION DELIVERY PUTS SPOTLIGHT ON BK’S DIRTY LAUNDRY

PETITION DELIVERY PUTS SPOTLIGHT ON BK'S DIRTY LAUNDRY (photo by Wilfredo Lee, Associated Press) Click here for the CIW report with exclusive photos from Monday's exciting protest! Latest editorials and reports on the growing controversy: "Raw deal by BK," editorial, Ft. Myers News-Press, 4/30/08 "Burger King Burglarly," editorial, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 4/29/08 "Burger King VP accused of >> Read More
Press Release: Members of Congress Join CIW in Campaign to End Modern-Day Slavery

Press Release: Members of Congress Join CIW in Campaign to End Modern-Day Slavery

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release: March 11th, 2008 Contact: Jeffrey Buchanan 202-463-7575 ext 241 buchanan@rfkmemorial.org Members of Congress Join CIW in Campaign to End Modern Day Slavery and Sweatshops in America’s Fields Members of Congress -- including Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) -- and AFL-CIO President John Sweeney to join in signing >> Read More
2008 CIW “Year of the Worker” Party!

2008 CIW “Year of the Worker” Party!

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="288"] Nearly two thousand people gathered outside the CIW community center in downtown Immokalee yesterday for the 12th annual “Year of the Worker” party…[/caption] [caption id="" align="alignright" width="288"] … and while it was indeed a party — and a day-long party at that — the gathering provided a great space for some serious business as well, with >> Read More

CIW honored with national CCHD award!

CIW honored with national CCHD award!... Award given annually by the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), the domestic anti-poverty program of the U.S. Catholic Bishops Last night, at a ceremony in Washington, DC, the CIW was recognized for its work fighting farmworker poverty and modern-day slavery by the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, with the 2008 Sister Margaret Cafferty >> Read More

CIW LAUNCHES MAJOR NEW ACTION!

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="260"] The background of the above image is a detail from an 18th-century petition signed by the people of Manchester, England, calling for the abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, from the archives of the British Parliament. Petition campaigns and consumer actions by British citizens helped hasten the abolition of the British slave trade in 1807. The >> Read More

NEWS ROUND-UP!

NEWS ROUND-UP!... Check out all the latest stories from the Campaign for Fair Food: * Oxfam America - "Resistance to Wage Hike Fuels Resolve of Farm Worker Advocates" (2/21/08) * QSR Magazine - "Tomato Troubles" (2/08) * Raleigh News and Observer - "Tomato growers' fight far from over" (an update on the pesticide fines facing Whole Foods supplier Ag-Mart, 2/13/08) >> Read More

15,000 More signatures!

15,000 More signatures!... United Students Against Sweatshops organized a rocking weekend of action in BK's backyard, including the delivery (left) of nearly 15,000 signatures on an American Rights at Work petition calling on BK to quit stalling and work with the CIW for real change! See the SFA report, with incredible pictures from the 300-person action at a Miami BK, >> Read More

Department of Labor announces intent to strip worker protections from H-2A guestworker program

Move threatens to worsen already deplorable farmworker conditions... The Bush administration's Department of Labor announced plans to gut regulations governing the nation's agricultural guestworker program today. The proposed changes threaten to significantly cut farmworker wages, lower the bar on farmworker housing, and diminish government oversight of what is already a troubled program. The agricultural guestworker program has long been criticized >> Read More