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Immokalee Farmworkers: Boycott Wendy's for human rights abuses

The coalition wrote Wendy's  a decade ago, saying the chain should pay decent wages and stop human rights abuses in the fields, following guidelines of the coalition's Fair Food Program.

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NAFTA impact: your Oreo cookies made in Mexico, not Chicago

Starting soon, your Oreo cookies will be made in Mexico, not Chicago, and it's all thanks to the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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Farmworker rebellion spreads along almost the entire Pacific coast

The strawberries, blackberries and blueberries sold everyday in U.S. supermarkets are largely picked by indigenous families speaking the same ancient languages.

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Picking peas should bring a better life

We're doing it so that our children can leave the fields and move forward. I want to give them a better life.

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Protesters serve notice to McDonald’s shareholders: $15 and union

The demonstrators had a single-minded determination to send a message to McDonald's on the eve of its stockholders meeting.

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Restaurant workers crash the “other” NRA’s trade show

Restaurant workers loudly cried in protest, "$2.13 is not the American Dream," at the National Restaurant Association's trade show.

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For potato farmers, "organic" means hard labor

The organic food industry especially should hold itself to high standards for labor practices.

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Workers call McDonald’s hourly wage raise a PR gimmick

"It's a PR stunt, and that stunt isn't going to pay my gas bill this month, or get my landlord off my back."

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Students declare national boycott of Wendy's

The student-led boycott will be launched at Ohio State University and will snowball over the coming months as dozens more universities adopt it.

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Workers getting burned by McDonald's greed

"The Food Service Industry experiences the highest number of burns of any employment sector, about 12,000 each year."

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