local McDonalds picket on Friday October 27th
18 Oct 2006 20:09 GMT
National Days of Action for farmworkers; McDonalds picket planned for Pittsburgh
On Saturday, October 14, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers left Immokalee, Florida on their way to McDonalds headquarters in Chicago, IL. Joining with the farmworkers are the Alliance for Fair Food and the Student Farmworker Alliance, who have called for National Days of Action to take place the last weekend in October to support the farmworkers.
On Friday October 27th the local Student Farmworker Alliance will be at the Forbes Ave McDonalds in Oakland protesting to get one more penny per pound for tomato pickers in Florida (which would double their wages) as well as to end slavery and sweatshop conditions in the fields.
[ Read more on the local demonstration... | Rustbelt Radio Coverage | Coalition of Immokalee Workers | Student-Farmworker Alliance ]