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Sunday, March 30, 2008 

What's a Penny Worth?

Star of the kitchen
Originally uploaded by Rune T
...A little bit of dignity for those who labor in the fields picking tomatoes for Burger King, Mickey D's and other fast food chains....

...Nearly a year ago, Burger King’s top competitor, McDonald’s, signed a groundbreaking agreement to pay a penny more per pound to workers harvesting tomatoes, which means the workers get 72 cents to 77 cents for every 32-pound bucket of tomatoes they pick, up from 40 cents to 45 cents.

But Burger King, the world’s second-largest hamburger chain, has rejected working with the CIW to improve farm workers’ wages and conditions. - aflcio and indybay
Please add your name on the petition to "Stop the Servitude".

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