Category: Taco Bell Boycott: Highlights from the final year



FORMER PRESIDENT CARTER COMMENDS CIW'S "PRINCIPLED LEADERSHIP IN THIS VERY IMPORTANT CAMPAIGN... See all the statements of support for this historic agreement below! The four-year Taco Bell boycott is over! Click here for details on the precedent-setting accord. Click here for photos and reports from Saturday's day-long Victory Celebration & Rally (3/12). And don't miss the complete mulitmedia reports from >> Read More
Taco Bell Agreement Analysis

Taco Bell Agreement Analysis

On March 8, 2005, representatives of Taco Bell and its parent company Yum Brands (the world’s largest restaurant company) held a joint press conference with representatives of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers at Yum Brands headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky. At that press conference, Yum Brands Vice President Jonathan Blum (left, with Lucas Benitez of the CIW) announced that Yum had signed >> Read More


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lucas Benitez, CIW/239-503-0133 Julia Perkins, CIW/239-986-0891 Laurie Schalow, Taco Bell Corp. 949-863-3915 or onsite at 949-637-1153 COALITION OF IMMOKALEE WORKERS, TACO BELL® REACH GROUNDBREAKING AGREEMENT CIW to end Taco Bell boycott; Taco Bell to pay penny-per-pound surcharge demanded by workers, will work with CIW to raise farm labor standards in supply chain, across industry as a >> Read More

Immigrant Farmworkers Win Major Victory in Struggle with Fast-Food Industry

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Amanda Shanor, RFK Center for Human Rights, 203-247-2195, or Todd Howland, RFK, 202-463-7575 x 236 Louisville, KY—Today the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) will announce with Yum Brands that it has reached an agreement that ends the CIW’s nearly four-year-long boycott of the restaurant giant and Yum Brands subsidiary, Taco Bell. This agreement—reached because of >> Read More

Comments by Coalition of Immokalee Workers Co-Director Lucas Benitez at Press Conference, Announcing Settlement of the CIW’s Taco Bell Boycott

Thank you, Jonathan. My name is Lucas Benitez, and I am a Co-Director of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. I’d like to begin by thanking everyone for coming, and to thank Jonathan Blum and everyone else here at Yum and Taco Bell whose hard work has helped make today possible. Today, we have some good news to share: Today, Taco >> Read More

Christians to Fast, Pray during let for a just resolution of the Taco Bell Boycott

Contacts: Johnny Zokovitch, Pax Christi USA (352-219-8419); Arnold Nelson, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (317-635-3100); Noelle Damico, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (631-371-9877); Virginia Nesmith, National Farm Worker Ministry (314-726-6470); Neil Michaud, Peace and Justice Office, Diocese of Venice, Roman Catholic Church (941-255-1353); CIW website:; PC(USA) website:; LOUISVILLE, KY – National and regional leaders of Christian churches have called upon >> Read More

“Human Rights and the Struggle for Fair Food: Making Dr. King’s Dream Our Reality”January 15-16, 2005

January 15-16, 2005 The symposium was the realization of a dream, a dream deeply rooted in Dr. King's dream... Workshops were standing room only... A walking tour left the visitors shaking their heads in disbelief over the conditions and the prices of rent... The evening's service and community gathering had many moments that left all in tears...   And just >> Read More

“Human Rights and the Struggle for Fair Food: Making Dr. King’s Dream Our Reality”

On Saturday, Jan. 15th, from 9:00am - 4:00pm, the Symposium will be held at: Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church 207 South 9th St. Immokalee, FL 34142 Directions from 29 South: Once you reach Immokalee, pass through 3 traffic lights, turn right on 9th St. (which is at 4th traffic light), turn right into church, follow signs to Symposium. Directions >> Read More