April 12, 2006
75,000 MARCH IN FT. MYERS (left) FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS!! THE CIW WAS THERE - CHECK OUT THE PICTURES AND A REPORT FROM THIS HISTORIC EVENT! Click here for the pictures and report!
PLUS... CARDINAL FRANCIS EUGENE GEORGE, ARCHBISHOP OF CHICAGO, URGES McDONALD'S TO "ENTER INTO AGREEMENTS" WITH CIW TO IMPROVE TOMATO PICKERS' LIVES!... Writing, "As I am sure you are aware, the Coalition represents farm workers in south Florida whose skills and labor are integral to the agriculture that produces the foods used by McDonald's restaurants. Many of these workers and their families live in conditions that are below or barely above poverty level, and a corporation like McDonald's, with its vast impact on the domestic and international economy,possesses the ability to help them improve their lives," Cardinal Francis Eugene George (right) urged McDonald's to work with the CIW to address the sub-poverty wages and unacceptable working conditions in the fields where McDonald's tomatoes are picked. Read the full text of Cardinal George's letter by clicking here!
Plus... Bishop Joseph Imesch of the Diocese of Joliet, the home diocese of McDonald's global headquarters in Oak Brook, IL, also wrote to McDonald's, urging the fast-food giant to provide an "opportunity for the McDonald's Corporation and the workers to come to a mutually satisfactory solution." See Bishop Imesch's letter here!