Marchers to Burger King: We Will Not Be Turned Back
Hundreds of union members, religious activists and concerned consumers from across the country joined with members of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) to draw attention to Burger King’s refusal to pay its tomato workers a decent wage. They marched 9 miles across Miami today for a rally in front of Burger King headquarters.
The march began at the Miami offices of Goldman Sachs, one of three multibillion-dollar private equity firms that own a substantial share of Burger King stock.
The workers are demanding that Burger King follow in the steps of Yum! Brands and McDonald´s by paying a penny more per pound for its tomatoes to improve workers’ subpoverty wages.