MIAMI Burger King has refused a request from a farmworkers’ group to pay a penny-per-pound surcharge on tomatoes to fund a welfare program for Florida tomato pickers. The group, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, convinced Taco Bell parent YUM! Brands Inc. in 2005 to pay the surcharge, with the benefits going directly to farmworkers. The agreement followed a four-year CIW-led boycott of Taco Bell by religious, student and labor groups across the country.The groups have shifted the ...
Register to view this article
It’s free but we need to know a little about you to continually improve our content.
Registering allows you to unlock a portion of our premium online content. You can access more in-depth stories and analysis, as well as news not found on any other website or any other media outlet. You also get free eNewsletters, blogs, real-time polls, archives and more.
Attention Print Subscribers: While you have already been granted free access to NRN we ask that you register now. We promise it will only take a few minutes!