VICTORY FOR AMERICAN FARM WORKERS:
After a long and hard fought campaign on the part of both the workers involved and their supporters Burger King has agreed to give Florida farmworkers one penny per pound more for picked tomatoes. here is the announcement from Labour Start and the American Rights at Work Coalition.
USA: VICTORY FOR FLORIDA FARMWORKERS
After a big public campaign involving unions and workers' rights advocates, Burger King agreed to give Florida farmworkers a penny more per pound of picked tomatoes. According to a report from American Rights at Work, "that means an annual raise of 71% for the farmworkers who, on average, earn only $10,000 a year under the old wage, and are among this country’s most exploited workers." The organization is asking all of us to send a congratulatory note to the workers on this wonderful victory: http://action.americanrightsatwork.org/campaign/burger_king_victory