CIW Response to Burger King’s “Penny Per Pound” Statement

 
CIW Response to Burger King’s “Penny Per Pound” Statement

Florida’s farmworkers – including the workers who pick tomatoes for fast-food giants like Burger King and McDonald’s -- are among this country's most exploited workers. Workers face sweatshop conditions every day in the fields, including: • Sub-poverty wages - Tomato pickers earn roughly $10,000/year, according to the US Department of Labor; • No raise in nearly 30 years - Pickers are paid virtually the same per bucket piece rate today as they were in 1980. At the going rate, workers have to pick nearly 2½ TONS of tomatoes just to earn minimum wage for a typical 10-hr day; • Denied fundamental labor rights - Farmworkers in Florida have no right to overtime pay and no right to organize;

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