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Protest outside Taco Bell Headquarters This Jan 15. BOYCOTT TACO BELL

by Tbboycott@yahoo.com Monday, Dec. 31, 2001 at 1:36 AM
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BOYCOTT TACO BELL- A NATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO SUPPORT FLORIDA MIGRANT WORKERS

DEMAND

LIVING WAGES FOR IMMIGRANT WORKERS!!

NO IMMIGRANT BASHING

SUPPORT FARM WORKERS RIGHTS!!

CALL TO ACTION! NATIONAL DAY TO PICKET AT TACO BELL on January 15,2002

For LA and Orange County CA

When: January 15,2002

Where: Taco Bell international Headquarters

Time: 3:00-5:00 PM

Address: Taco Bell Corp. Headquarters

17901 Von Karman in Irvine, California 92614

Bring signs, posters, banners, and your voice!

Weekly organizing meetings in both Los Angeles and Orange County

For local events and organizing for this campaign, contact tbboycott@yahoo.com

Orange County Meetings are held in Santa Ana on Thursdays at 7pm at the SEIU office located on 1651 4th St. (on corner of 4th and Lyon), Suite #120.



Los Angeles meetings on Tuesday January 8th, 2002 at 8:00 PM at the Action LA/Quaker House: 4167 South Normandie, Los Angeles (south of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd in South Central LA)

Info call 626-695-3405

Email: tbboycott@yahoo.com

To find out more about the Taco Bell Boycott or the national TACO BELL TRUTH TOUR STARTING ON MARCH 1 IN FLORIDA AND ENDING AT THE TACO BELL NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS ON MARCH 17 please visit the National website at http://www.ciw-online.org

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), a farmworker organization based in Immokalee, Florida, has asked to meet with Taco Bell representatives to discuss the working and living conditions of the farmworkers who pick Taco Bell's tomatoes.

Farmworkers who pick tomatoes for the Immokalee-based "Six L's, Packing, Co., Inc.", one of the nation's largest tomato producers and a contractor for Taco Bell, are paid 40 cents for every 32-pound bucket they pick.

That is the same per bucket rate, or "piece rate", paid in 1978. At that rate, workers must pick and haul 2 TONS of tomatoes to make in a day. [According the U.S. Department of Labor, the median annual income of farmworkers today is ,500.]

Workers picking for Six L's are denied the right to organize and the right to overtime pay for overtime work. They receive no health insurance, no sick leave, no paid holidays, no paid vacation, and no pension.

Taco Bell has refused to discuss these conditions with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers.

Taco Bell reported system-wide sales of more than billion in 1999, while Tricon, Inc., Taco Bell's parent corporation (together with Pizza Hut and Kentucky Fried Chicken), reported worldwide system sales of over billion last year. Taco Bell could double the picking piece rate paid to farmworkers by agreeing to pay just one penny more per pound for the tomatoes it buys from Six L's.

We believe that Taco Bell, as part of the "world's largest restaurant system", can easily afford to pay one penny more. But even if they passed the cost on to YOU, the consumer, it would still be less than 1/4 of 1 cent more for your Chalupa. Would you be willing to pay 1/4 of 1 penny more for your Chalupa if it meant that farmworkers could earn a living wage?

We thought you would.

BOYCOTT TACO BELL!!!

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