CIW, McDonald’s, McD’s suppliers reach agreement to improve farmworker wages and working conditions!

CIW, McDonald’s, McD’s suppliers reach agreement to improve farmworker wages and working conditions!

With the arrival of the 2007 Truth Tour in Chicago just days away, the CIW, McDonald’s, and its suppliers gathered at the Carter Center in Atlanta on Monday, April 9, to announce an agreement that guarantees:

  1. A penny more per pound to workers harvesting tomatoes for McDonald’s;
  • A stronger code of conduct based on the principle of worker participation;
  • And a collaborative effort to develop a third party mechanism for monitoring conditions in the fields and investigating workers’ complaints of abuse. Read the press release here!
Read the media reports here: Check back in the coming weeks as we chart the course for the continued expansion of farm labor justice through the fast-food industry. In the words of the Bard, uneasy lies the head that wears a crown…