MIAMI Burger King Corp. is being pressured by four U.S. senators to pay a penny more per pound for tomatoes from southwestern Florida, an extra outlay championed by a farm workers’ advocacy group there. The group, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, has been pressing Burger King to join McDonald’s Corp. and Yum! Brands Inc. in agreeing to pay the penny-per-pound charge. The CIW has said the additional revenues would be used to improve the lives and working conditions of tomato ...
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