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Action at Burger King in Santa Cruz to Support the CIW
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net)
Friday May 11th, 2007 10:06 PM
The Student/Farmworker Alliance announced that May 11th and 12th would be Days of Action vs. Burger King calling on the world's #2 burger chain to take responsibility for the conditions of farmworkers in the fields. On May 11th, four students from the University of California at Santa Cruz and one loyal Burger King customer went to the Burger King on Mission Street / Highway 1 in Santa Cruz to drop off a letter to manager calling attention to the human rights crisis in Florida's tomato fields. Burger King is a major purchaser of Florida tomatoes.
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People will continue to take action in Santa Cruz in support of the Student/Farmworker Alliance (SFA) who are calling on the world's #2 burger chain to follow in the footsteps of Taco Bell and McDonald's and work with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) to address the human rights crisis in Florida's fields.

Burger King uses the purchasing power of thousands of restaurants to drive down tomato prices - and, consequently, tomato pickers' wages - it has publicly rejected working with the CIW to address human rights abuses in the fields.

The CIW and their allies are committed to making fast food into fair food - one burger chain at a time.
§Mom and Family Thank Us
by ~Bradley Friday May 11th, 2007 10:06 PM
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A mother and her family were walking down the street and asked us what we were doing. After learning about the situation, the women thanked us and signed the letter we delivered to the manager of Burger King.
§Mom Signs Our Letter to the Manager of Burger King
by ~Bradley Friday May 11th, 2007 10:06 PM
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Here is the letter to the manager. Drop them off at Burger King!
http://indybay.org/newsitems/2007/05/03/18409272.php?show_comments=1#18414584
§Our Letter is Delivered
by ~Bradley Friday May 11th, 2007 10:06 PM
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§BK Manager Reads Our Letter and Thanks Us for New Information
by ~Bradley Friday May 11th, 2007 10:06 PM
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§HKM Franchise is the Owner of the Mission Street Burger King
by ~Bradley Friday May 11th, 2007 10:06 PM
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Call HKM, the owner of the Burger King on Mission Street in Santa Cruz. Dial 831-633-3500 to demand that HKM use their power to ensure that Burger King address their prime role in the human rights crisis in Florida's tomato fields.

Burger King
2015 Mission St
(831) 425-8822

1302 Soquel Ave.
(831) 427-1110
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Photos & report from May 11-12 actions!SFATuesday May 15th, 2007 2:07 PM
Santa Cruz Solidarity with the CIW Against McDonald's~BradleyFriday May 11th, 2007 10:36 PM
Actions in Santa Cruz to Support the CIW Against Taco Bell~BradleyFriday May 11th, 2007 10:31 PM

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