The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) is launching a national petition campaign to end modern-day slavery and sweatshops in the fields!
The petition calls on Burger King and other food industry leaders to work with the CIW to improve the wages and working conditions of the men and women who harvest their tomatoes, and support an industry-wide effort to end human rights violations and modern-day slavery in all of Florida’s fields.
The petition will also serve notice that those who sign are “prepared to stop patronizing Burger King now, and other food industry leaders in the future, should they fail to do so.”
For more information and to sign the petition, visit www.ciw-online.org/2008_Petitions/index.html.
In support of the petition, the Student/Farmerworker Alliance has announced a national student & youth day of action this March 31, 2008. For more information, visit www.sfalliance.org.