We are pleased to announce that the Burger King campaign has come to a successful close with a historic press conference & signing ceremony held today at the US Capitol! The CIW-Burger King agreement extends Fair Food principles to the world’s second-largest hamburger chain.
Click here for the joint press release: http://www.ciw-online.org/BK_CIW_joint_release.html
Click here to read statements from BK CEO John Chidsey and Senators Bernie Sanders and Dick Durbin: http://www.ciw-online.org/
Addressing the future of the Campaign for Fair Food at the joint press conference, Lucas Benitez of the CIW said:
“Social responsibility in this country’s food industry is inevitable, and though the exploitation of Florida’s farmworkers remains unconscionable today, company by company we are building a path toward justice. The next steps are up to those companies that stand before us in the road ahead…”
Visit the CIW site (http://www.ciw-online.org/) for more on what this agreement means, and stay tuned for pictures and a media round-up from the historic announcement from within the halls of the US Congress!
Thanks, Coalition of Immokalee Workers