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Victory for Farmworkers at Burger King

Workers won big last week. 

After intense pressure, Burger King agreed to give Florida farmworkers a penny more per pound of picked tomatoes.  That means an annual raise of 71% for the farmworkers who, on average, earn only $10,000 a year under the old wage, and are among this country’s most exploited workers.

This is a huge victory. 

Can you take a minute to send a note of congratulations to the farmworkers?

We delivered a petition with 25,000 signatures to Burger King headquarters just a few months ago.  Thanks to the tireless efforts of farmworkers and people like you, the fast food giant finally did the right thing to treat their tomato pickers with respect.

Burger King joins McDonald's and Yum! Brands (owner of Taco Bell and other national food chains) in increasing wages for these workers, who still have no right to form unions, overtime pay, or benefits of any kind. 

There’s a lot of work yet to be done.  But let’s take a moment to celebrate this victory.  Please write a congratulations note, and we’ll make sure your letters reach the farmworkers in Florida.