Shame on you Burger King!

posted on: Friday, May 16, 2008

I don't normally eat fast food but when I do it's Burger King. Today I found out that Burger King paid spies to infiltrate the CIW (Coalition of Immokalee Workers). The Immokalee workers pick tomatoes for Burger King as well as Yum Brands and McDonalds. They are trying to negotiate with Burger King to raise their wages by receiving 1 penny for each pound of tomato they pick. The Coalition is extremely successful and has been gaining momentum ever since it won the Taco Bell Boycott. I love the CIW I think their campaign is awesome and it works so well because of all the student support they are able to get. I personally drove with friends from Massachusetts to Kentucky to support them on the day they negotiated and won with Taco Bell. After that LONG drive I became committed to the cause. I guess from now on no more Burger King for me. The NY Times had a great article about this called "Burger King with a side of spies" and to learn more about the CIW visit their website at
Their website gives ideas on how you can take action and support the CIW's cause. I'm going to print out this letter , sign it and hand deliver it to the manager at the Burger King near my house. Hey I've seen their campaign work before and consumer voices make a huge difference.


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