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Historic mobilizations will usher in "new phase" in Campaign for Fair Food!

by CIW Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007 at 11:59 PM

PLEASE CIRCULATE WIDELY! The Coalition of Immokalee Workers announces a major mobilization for farmworker justice, April 13 14, 2007, in the greater Chicago area. Make your plans to join us for historic actions that will usher in a new phase in the Campaign for Fair Food. CIW: "Today, we are tired, in the words of Martin Luther King Jr., of`relying on the good will and understanding of those who profit by exploiting us.'"

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Nearly two years have passed since Taco Bell and the CIW announced an historic initiative to address the ever-deepening poverty and decades of degradation faced by farmworkers in Florida. At that time, Taco Bell challenged its fast-food industry counterparts to join in demanding fair wages and humane treatment for the workers who pick their tomatoes.

McDonald's, the undisputed leader of the 0 billion fast-food industry, has refused to meet that challenge. Despite increasing public pressure on the fast-food giant, McDonald's has refused to recognize the seriousness of the exploitation of tomato pickers exposed through the Taco Bell boycott, and refused to work with the CIW to address that exploitation. Instead, it has taken measures that appear aimed at undermining the hard-won advances in wages and working conditions established in the agreement with Taco Bell.

Today, after nearly two years of waiting patiently for McDonald's to join us in addressing the crisis of human rights abuses and sub-poverty wages in its tomato supply chain, we are tired of waiting. We are tired, as Martin Luther King Jr. said, of "relying on the good will and understanding of those who profit by exploiting us."

Our members and allies feel that it is now time to intensify our efforts. As such, the campaign is entering a new phase this year, and support from our allies across the country will be more important than ever. The action in Chicago this April will mark the first major engagement in this new phase of the Campaign for Fair Food.

Mark your calendars today and start organizing to bring members of your community to McDonald's backyard this April to join us in a:

•Major rally outside McDonald's global headquarters in Oak Brook, IL, Friday, April 13, 2007.

•Carnaval and Parade for Fair Food, Real Rights, and Dignity - Saturday, April 14, 2007 in downtown Chicago.

We strongly encourage our allies from across the country to join us in Chicago this April and to participate in the colorful carnaval and parade action. Groups are encouraged to organize their own floats and delegations for this action. Contact workers@ciw-online.org for more info.

For background, campaign and action updates, and more information, visit http://www.ciw-online.org .

See you in Chicago!

Thanks,

Coalition of Immokalee Workers

En español:

¡Guarde la fecha! 13 y 14 de abril, 2007, Chicago...

¡Marquen sus calendarios hoy y comienzen a organizar para traer miembros de su comunidad a McDonald's en Abril!

10 de enero, 2007 - La Coalición de Trabajadores de Immokalee (CIW) anuncia una grande movilización por la justicia para los trabajadores agrícolas, el 13 y 14 de Abril, 2007, en el área de Chicago. Hagan planes para unirse a nosotros para estas acciones históricas que son el inicio de una nueva fase en la Campaña for Comida Justa.

CIW: "Hoy, estamos cansados, en las palabras de Martin Luther King Jr., de `depender en la buena voluntad e entendimiento de aquellos que se benefician explotándonos."

Casi dos años han pasado desde que Taco Bell y la CIW anunciaron una iniciativa histórica para responder a la pobreza, que cada día es peor, y décadas de degradación enfrentada por los trabajadores agrícolas en la Florida. En ese tiempo, Taco Bell retó a otros en la industria de comida rapida para unirse a demandar salarios justos y trato humano para los trabajadores que piscan sus tomates.

McDonald's, el lider indiscutible de la industria de comida rápida de 0 billones, se ha rehusado a aceptar ese reto. Apesar de presión publica cresciente, el gigante de la comida rapida, McDonald's se ha

rehusado a reconocer la seriedad de la explotación de los piscadores de tomate expuesta a través del boicot de Taco Bell, y se ha rehusado a trabajar con la CIW para responder a la explotación. Más bien, ha

tomado pasos que aparecen estar enfocados en echar para atrás los avances ganados con mucho trabajo en salarios y condiciones de trabajo establecidos en el acuerdo con Taco Bell.

Hoy, después de casi dos años de esperar pacientemente para que McDonald's se una a nosotros en responder a la crisis de abusos de derechos humanos y salarios de miseria en su cadena de surtidores de tomate, estamos cansados de esperar. Estamos cansados, como Martin Luther King Jr. dijo, de "depender en la buena voluntad e entendimiento de aquellos que se benefician explotándonos."

Nuestros miembros y aliados sienten que ahora es tiempo de intensificar nuestros esfuerzos. Como tal, la campaña está entrando una nueva fase este año, y apoyo de nuestros aliados en todo el páis va ser más importante que nunca. La acción en Chicago en Abril va a marcar el primer gran compromiso en esta nueva fase en la Campaña por Comida Justa.

Marquen sus calendarios hoy y comienzen a organizar para traer miembros de su comunidad a McDonald's en Abril para unirse a nosotros en una:

* Manifestación grande afuera de las oficinas globales de McDonald's en Oak Brook, IL, el Viernes, 13 de Abril, 2007.

* Carnaval y Desfile por Comida Justa, Derechos Reales, y Dignidad - el Sábado, 14 de Abril, 2007 en el centro de Chicago.

Motivamos fuertemente a nuestros aliados en todo el páis a unirse con nosotros en Chicago en Abril para participar en el colorido carnaval y desfile.

Grupos son invitados a organizar sus propios carros alegóricos y delegaciones para esta acción.

Contáctanos para más información.

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