Category: Taco Bell Boycott: Highlights from the final year

OVER 16,000 CONVERGE AT FT. BENNING, CALL FOR END TO SCHOOL OF THE AMERICAS!…

OVER 16,000 CONVERGE AT FT. BENNING, CALL FOR END TO SCHOOL OF THE AMERICAS!…

CIW and the Taco Bell boycott at center of weekend activities!... From the School of the Americas Watch report: "Over 16,000 people from across the Americas—including actors Martin Sheen and Susan Sarandon—gathered this weekend outside the gates of Ft. Benning, Georgia in the most diverse demonstration yet of opposition to the School of the Americas (SOA), a combat-training school for >> Read More
UCLA SAYS “NO MAS” TO TACO BELL; NW TOUR ROLLS ON!…

UCLA SAYS “NO MAS” TO TACO BELL; NW TOUR ROLLS ON!…

The Associated Students of UCLA voted to end Taco Bell's contract this past Friday (10/22), following a strong showing of student support for the respect of human rights on UCLA campus (including the "tomato bucket race" pictured here, where students participate in a Social Justice Alliance event raising student awareness about the conditions in Florida's tomato fields.) Check out the >> Read More

Farmworker group taking anti-Taco Bell message to Idaho – Naples Daily News

By JANINE A. ZEITLIN, jazeitlin@naplesnews.com An Immokalee farmworker group is trekking Northwest to sow its anti-Taco Bell message and to protest at an arena at Idaho's largest university bearing the fast-food giant's name. The is leading a boycott against the Mexican food chain, demanding its parent company, Yum! Brands Inc., use its corporate sway to improve wages and conditions for >> Read More
National Farm Worker Ministry Response: Statement following YUM Brands Shareholder Meeting

National Farm Worker Ministry Response: Statement following YUM Brands Shareholder Meeting

The National Farm Worker Ministry (NFWM) has witnessed firsthand the abuses experienced by farm workers in Florida and nationwide for many years. Farm workers endure poverty-level wages and inhumane conditions to put the food on our tables. All of us who benefit from their labor - individual consumers, retailers, restaurants, and corporations - have a responsibility to help end that >> Read More
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (USA) RESPONSE TO YUM BRANDS OFFER

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (USA) RESPONSE TO YUM BRANDS OFFER

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (U.S.A.) Office of the General Assembly THE REV. DR. CLIFTON KIRKPATRICK, STATED CLERK "After three years of a consumer boycott, Taco Bell and its parent company Yum Brands have acknowledged that farm workers are at the heart of their operation and that farm workers’ wages and working conditions must change. But the company’s recent offer is not a >> Read More
CIW protest at Yum Brands shareholder meeting

CIW protest at Yum Brands shareholder meeting

CIW protest at Yum Brands shareholder meeting, Yum "offer to end boycott" cause quite a stir in Louisville, nationally! Taco Bell boycott continues following Yum CEO's public relations gambit... Thursday, May 20th, started out as a fairly typical day in the Taco Bell boycott. Workers from Immokalee traveled to Louisville, KY, for an animated protest at Yum Brands' annual shareholder >> Read More
Former President Jimmy Carter weighs in on Yum’s “proposed solution” to the Boycott

Former President Jimmy Carter weighs in on Yum’s “proposed solution” to the Boycott

"This cannot be considered a serious proposal": Former President Jimmy Carter weighs in on Yum's "proposed solution" to the boycott... Nobel Peace Prize winner and former US President Jimmy Carter, writing from the Carter Center in Atlanta, added his voice to the growing chorus of organizations and individuals calling on Yum Brands to take meaningful steps to improve wages and >> Read More
FARMWORKERS CELEBRATE IN IMMOKALEE!

FARMWORKERS CELEBRATE IN IMMOKALEE!

On May 15, hundreds of allies and friends of the CIW from across South Florida came together to throw a victory party for the farmworkers in Immokalee to celebrate the recent historic victory in the Taco Bell boycott. In the last days of the tomato picking season in Southwest Florida, farmworkers gathered to listen to messages of congratulations from faith-based, >> Read More