Tuesday, August 22, 2006

McDonalds Must Change Farm Wages

My good friend Sid and have a quarrell over the many international food causes I take intrest in. It is not that he is a heartless SOB who does not care about global poverty, he just feels that there is plenty of suffering in the food supply chain here in America as well.

Sid, here is a cause for you to join with me on. The Coalation of Immokalee Workers and the AFL-CIO have teamed us and are joined by faith based organizations like the Chicago Arch-Diocese and Sojourners DEMANDING that McDonalds and Chipotle change their wage structure for tomato farmers. Currently a tomato farmer makes only $1.00 for every 64 pounds of harvested tomatos.

Join the Campaign to tell McDonalds that the Christian's of America will not stand by and ignore the mandate of scripture.

"So I will come near to you for judgment. I will be quick to testify against sorcerers, adulterers and perjurers, against those who defraud laborers of their wages, who oppress the widows and the fatherless, and deprive aliens of justice, but do not fear me," says the LORD Almighty.(Malachi 3:5).

1 comment:

Sid Fryer said...

Kevin, I never once for even a nanosecond questioned your heart. And you are right, in that I can support this one for what it is doing to Americans. What I do question is the effectiveness of such protest. Corporate America is so greedy and self-centered that I agree that the only way to get their attention is to impact their bottow line. I just wonder if we can really do that and if we do will it be significant enough to cause them to do anything about it.