s skippy the bush kangaroo: what's a penny worth?

skippy the bush kangaroo

Sunday, March 30, 2008

what's a penny worth?

Star of the kitchen
Originally uploaded by Rune T
a little bit of dignity for those who labor in the fields picking tomatoes for burger king, mickey d's and other fast food chains....

nearly a year ago, burger king’s top competitor, mcdonald’s, signed a groundbreaking agreement to pay a penny more per pound to workers harvesting tomatoes, which means the workers get 72 cents to 77 cents for every 32-pound bucket of tomatoes they pick, up from 40 cents to 45 cents.

but burger king, the world’s second-largest hamburger chain, has rejected working with the ciw to improve farm workers’ wages and conditions. - aflcio and indybay
please add your name to the petition to stop the servitude.

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posted by SantaBarbarian at 10:05 AM |


for the record, the chain is 90% owned by three investment groups: texas pacific group, bain capital and goldman sachs capital partners, per the los angeles times.

members of the audience will recognize the name of that last outfit right off.
commented by Blogger G. Randy Primm, 4:11 AM PDT  

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