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United Students Against Sweatshops Response to McDonald’s Partnership with “Socially Accountable Farm Employers”

United Students Against Sweatshops was appalled to hear McDonald’s announcement that it will partner with the Socially Accountable Farm Employers (SAFE) to redesign its supply chain program, instead of accepting the invitation of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) to take actual proactive action.

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NESRI Statement on McDonald’s SAFE Code of Conduct

The National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI) issues this statement to echo and affirm the concerns expressed by the RFK Memorial Center on Human Rights on the code of conduct created by growers of produce in Florida and McDonald’s through the newly formed Socially Accountable Farm Employers (SAFE) organization.

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STATEMENTS OF SUPPORT POURING IN FOR CIW McD’s INITIATIVE!!

Events are moving quickly as the CIW’s call for fast-food giant McDonald’s to address wages and working conditions in Florida’s tomato fields enters its third day (see urgent Action Alert below).

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Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) calls on McDonald’s to Work with the to Address Wages and Working Conditions in the Fields

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office of the General Assembly 100 Witherspoon St. ~ Louisville, KY ~ 40202 502-569-5424 ~ ckirkpat@ctr.pcusa.org www.pcusa.org   The Rev. Dr. Clifton Kirkpatrick, Stated Clerk   November 23, 2005   Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) calls on McDonald’s to Work with the to Address Wages and Working Conditions in the Fields   The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is proud to work as a partner with the Coalition of Immokalee (CIW), a human rights award winning, worker-led community organization of Mexican, Guatemalan, and Haitian laborers, to establish socially responsible purchasing in the corporate […]

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MEDIA MOMENTUM BUILDS FOR FAIR FOOD

BOYCOTT VICTORY AND FUTURE OF THE FAIR FOOD CAMPAIGN FEATURED ON PBS, NPR AND THE NEW YORK TIMES! ORDER YOUR FREE COPY OF THE “NOW” DVD TODAY! The hot summer weather brought a storm of media attention to the Taco Bell boycott victory. From newspapers to public radio and television, the boycott victory and ongoing campaign for fair food in the fast food industry are continuing to make waves. For starters, the CIW and the story of the boycott victory were featured on a 15 minute piece that ran on the PBS news program “NOW with David Brancaccio”. From the […]

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RESPONSIBLE INVESTOR LETTER TO McDONALD’S

As members of the socially responsible investment community, we are writing to urge McDonald’s to work in partnership with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers to improve stagnant poverty wages and other human rights in your company’s tomato supply chain.

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NEW OP-ED IN THE NEW YORK TIMES BY THE MAN WHO WROTE THE BOOK ON THE FAST-FOOD INDUSTRY!

Check out the great Op/Ed by “Fast Food Nation” author Eric Schlosser in the New York Times!  The piece strikes a very hopeful tone and ends on an intriguing note, concluding: “McDonald’s seems an obvious target for the next boycott… The failure of government to protect the weakest and most impoverished workers in the United States has left the job to corporations and consumers.  Taco Bell deserves credit for acknowledging its responsibility on this issue.  Now McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s and Yum’s other brands need to do the same.” Click here to read the whole article! Stay tuned for more info […]

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