Category: Burger King Campaign Archive

Bitter herbs for Burger King executives

Bitter herbs for Burger King executives

Bitter herbs for Burger King executives, and slavery makes headlines on Sojourners, AFL-CIO blogs nationally!... Check out the report from the moving Interfaith prayer vigil outside Burger King headquarters in Miami this past Friday (right), where CIW members and religious allies from around the country gathered to remember lessons of the story of the Exodus and to call on Burger >> Read More
INTERFAITH PRAYER VIGIL AT BURGER KING HEADQUARTERS DELIVERS “BITTER HERBS” FOR BK EXECS!

INTERFAITH PRAYER VIGIL AT BURGER KING HEADQUARTERS DELIVERS “BITTER HERBS” FOR BK EXECS!

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="288"] We begin this report with the end of the action: A moving interfaith prayer vigil this past Friday at Burger King headquarters in Miami wrapped up with a ritual borrowed from the Jewish observation of Passover and the story of the Exodus. Here, Rabbi Rebecca Lillian of South Florida Interfaith Worker Justice prayed over the traditional >> Read More

Over 35,000 Oxfam America supporters send BK CEO John Chidsey a message he can’t afford to ignore!

Over 35,000 Oxfam America supporters send BK CEO John Chidsey a message he can't afford to ignore!... Meanwhile, dozens protest in Knoxville, TN -- and deliver their own message -- and the Alliance for Fair Food gains several new endorsers... The pressure just keeps building on Burger King, as the call for Fair Food continues to echo across the country. >> Read More
US SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS Visit to Immokalee, Florida, and Press Conference  January 17 – 18, 2008

US SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS Visit to Immokalee, Florida, and Press Conference January 17 – 18, 2008

US SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS Visit to Immokalee, Florida, and Press Conference January 17 - 18, 2008 The Senator's visit began with a walking tour through the community for a look at housing conditions and a quick history of the CIW's organizing efforts in Immoklaee. Following the tour, Sen. Sanders met with CIW leaders and key religious and student allies from >> Read More

“Penny Pinchers”

The editorial board of the Austin, TX, Austin Statesman latest to slam Burger King for the fast-food giant's opposition to improved wages and working conditions for tomato pickers!... Also, the same Statesman opinion touches on Austin-based Whole Foods, whose spokesperson defends the company's inaction by claiming to have "had no request from the (CIW)"... maybe THIS 3/14/07 letter to CEO >> Read More

Advisory: Sanders to Meet Florida Farm Workers

Advisory: Sanders to Meet Florida Farm Workers WASHINGTON, January 16 – Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will meet with farm workers in Florida on Thursday and Friday to support their campaign to persuade Burger King to join other fast-food chains that have raised the pay for tomato pickers by paying a penny a pound more for the product. The Coalition of >> Read More

Back to Reality… Incredible, must-see new gallery from the fields of Immokalee!

Back to Reality... Incredible, must-see new gallery from the fields of Immokalee! * See the slideshow here! * See the still photos here! For several months now, Burger King and the Florida tomato growers' lobby have joined forces to "debunk the myth" of farmworker poverty, in their effort to fight back against workers demanding a raise in the picking piece >> Read More

‘Twas the night before Christmas…

Check out this Xmas Eve story from the New York Times, "Tomato Pickers' Wages Fight Faces Obstacles" -- including this great quote: "Angel Aguilar, a 36-year-old picker from Mexico, said: 'It’s a gigantic lie to say we earn $12.46 an hour. If they were to ask all of us, who earns $12.46 an hour, nobody would raise their hands'...” -- >> Read More