[DenverFairFoodAnnounce] REMINDER: March on Chipotle HQ Wed April 2, 12noon!
robert at sfalliance.org
Tue Apr 1 12:05:01 EDT 2008
Rally and March on Chipotle headquarters TOMMORROW!
Wednesday April 2nd, 12noon
NO MORE HIDING! FARMWORKER JUSTICE NOW!
Market Street Station
(Market and 16th St.)
1543 Wazee St.
Join members of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and Denver allies
to show Chipotle Mexican Grill that we want an end to sweatshops in
The CIW--a Florida-based organization of Latino, Haitian, and Mayan
farmworkers--has called on Chipotle Mexican Grill to ensure fair wages
and human rights for the workers who pick tomatoes that fill its tacos
Tomato pickers in Florida earn sub-poverty wages, have no right to
form unions or to benefits of any kind, and have not received a
significant raise in nearly 30 years. In the most extreme cases,
workers are held in modern-day slavery and forced to work against
their will. Chipotle's demand for the cheapest tomatoes, without
regard for the human cost to workers, has contributed to the sweatshop
conditions in the fields.
Chipotle, however, has refused to even meet with the CIW and has even
claimed to have switched tomato suppliers in an effort to avoid
improving conditions for farmworkers.
We will show Chipotle that as long as it continues its current path of
avoidance, we - workers in Florida and consumers and residents in
Denver - will intensify our call and action for justice.
Denver Fair Food Committee
for more info: robert at sfalliance.org, 505-980-4220
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