Power and Politics - I am Not the Yellow Peril

The life and times of an Asian American activist who tells all the truth (and dishes news and analysis) but with a leftwards slant.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

McDonald's to pay farmworkers an extra penny per pound

The amount sounds trifling, until you consider that this would almost double their current salaries. Currently the workers make 40 cents per 32 pound basket. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers, a Florida-based farmworkers union, managed to get the nation's largest fast food chain to agree, after numerous allies from former President Jimmy carter and the National Council of Churches supported the farmworkers.

A well-earned victory for David over Goliath. Their next target is Burger King (already got Pizza Hut/Taco Bell on board.)


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