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Taco Bell Boycott: Highlights from the final year

UW Madison Students promote Taco Bell Boycott

Boycott the Bell! UW Students Promote Boycott of Taco Bell – Union Labor News, June 2001 Susan Vilbrandt, Managing Editor, Union Labor News The publication of the South Central Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO http://www.scfl.org http://www.scfl.org/uln6-1.htm#taco Carrying signs saying “End sweatshops in the fields” and “Let Freedom Ring–Boycott the Bell,” UW students picketed Taco Bell’s State Street location to begin spreading the word about the conditions of Florida farmworkers who pick the tomatoes going into Taco Bell products. “No queremos Taco Bell–We don’t want Taco Bell,” they chanted as the troops gathered petition signatures, handed out literature, and talked potential customers […]

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Endorsments of the CIW’s Taco Bell Boycott

Community, faith, student and activist allies endorse the CIW.

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Gift Ideas

What to give your family and friends this holiday season and help spread the word about the CIW in the process?

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PRESS ARCHIVESA Selection of Taco Bell Boycott Press

Hundreds of stories have been written about the Taco Bell boycott and the CIW’s work against modern-day slavery

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40+ Actions in the Taco Bell Boycott!

OVER 40 ACTIONS HAVE TAKEN PLACE TO DATE IN THE TACO BELL BOYCOTT!!!

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“Students support Taco Bell Boycott” – Daily Planet

Boycott the Bell! “Students support Taco Bell Boycott” By Judith Scherr, Daily Planet Staff Wednesday May 23, 2001 Link: www.interweavers.com/berkeley/article.cfm?storyID=5056 (If the story doesn’t come up, go to www.interweavers.com/berkeley/ and search the archives for an article titled: “Students support Taco Bell Boycott”)   “Boycott Taco Bell, shut it down/(cause)Berkeley is a union town,” Sara Smith called from her bullhorn, as about a dozen UC Berkeley students tried to get the noontime Taco Bell crowd to eat elsewhere on Tuesday. At issue says the boycotters, organized into the Farm Worker Support Committee, UC Berkeley, are the wages tomato-pickers in Florida earn. […]

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CIW Delegation visits California

CIW DELEGATION VISITS CALIFORNIA From student groups (including United Students Against Sweatshops, MEChA, and more) to community organizations, labor unions, religious organizations, and even some celebrity super heroes (you can’t go to LA without bumping into a star or two), response to the Taco Bell Boycott was overwhelmingly positive. Already, plans are underway to organize a coordinated campaign both in the LA area and state-wide that will take this boycott to Taco Bell’s home turf. If anything, the California consumers we met, whether in the halls of academe or in the streets among the public, were even ore ready to […]

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