If you're interested in signing a preformated letter to Burger King management and asking them to ensure fair wages for their farm workers, click HERE
Farm workers who pick tomatoes for Burger King’s sandwiches earn 40 to 50 cents for every 32-pound bucket of tomatoes they pick, a rate that has not risen significantly in nearly 30 years. Workers who toil from dawn to dusk must pick two tons of tomatoes to earn $50 in one day.
McDonald’s and other fast-food chains have committed to guaranteeing improved wages and enforcing a code of conduct for conditions in the fields. But Burger King — the second-largest hamburger chain in the world — has so far refused to work with farm workers and heed the call of the faith community to improve wages and working conditions for those who pick its tomatoes.
Jul 19, 2007
I read this little bit of info off of Bart Campolo's web site:
shared out of the life of Tony Myles at 1:02 AM