Although Taco Bell refuses to acknowledge the hunger strikers outside their
headquarters, they are obviously feeling the heat because they have recently
changed their phone number. The new phone number for Jonathan Blum
(pronounced "bloom"), senior vice-president of public affairs at Yum!, is: (502)
The phone number for Laurie Gannon, public relations for Taco Bell is: (949)
863-4500. Laurie Gannon is conveniently on vacation right now, so when
you call, ask to speak with Monica Hawkes.
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers has entered the 8th day of the hunger
strike on the sidewalk in front of Taco Bell corporate headquarters.
- Thirty-two workers and allies have decided to continue the hunger strike
without setting an end date.
- Taco Bell still refuses to speak with the workers or even acknowledge the
- At 8 am the permits to be outside of Taco Bell headquarters will be
revoked, leaving the strikers in a vulnerable position.
So now more than ever, we need your actions. We're having a
national call-in on Monday (8am-5pm EST) to Jonathan D. Blum, Sr. Vice
President, Public Affairs, Yum!
The call-ins are to demand that Taco Bell acknowledge the workers and
allies who are on their 8th day of hunger strike, and engage in serious