Linda Valentine, Executive Director of the General Assembly Council, has posted a reflection on the many PC(USA) connections with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) and their work to end slave labor, human trafficking, and exploitation in agricultural fields across the United States.
The CIW’s current petition calls on Burger King and other food corporations to immediately work with the CIW to increase farmworkers’ wages and establish an enforceable human-rights based code of conduct. Signatories of the petition pledge that “they are prepared to cease patronizing Burger King now” if the company continues to refuse to do these things.
Sign the petition before April 25 and have your signatures on the petition when it is presented to Burger King at their headquarters in Miami, Florida, by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, representatives from the PC(USA), and other friends of the CIW.
The Campaign for Fair Food is leading the Presbyterian effort to support CIW’s efforts to ensure and advance fair wages and other human rights of tomato pickers who labor at the base of these corporate supply chains.