Thursday, April 10, 2008

Chipotle:Burrito with a Serving of Exploitation

On April 2nd, Coloradans for Immigrant Rights joined in a March and protest in downtown Denver.

What were we protesting? The conditions under which Chipotle's tomatoes are picked.

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The conditions under which those who pick our tomatoes are heartbreaking and unjust. There are no holidays, sick days, retirement or other benefits. There is not even an attempt at paying the minimum wage. The workers are asking for one more cent per bucket of tomatoes picked.

photo courtesy of Jobs With Justice, Denver

McDonalds and Yum Brands both agreed over the last five years to pass along the extra cent to workers. Chipotle and Burger King are the only fast food giants left who refuse to support the workers.

Chipotle's slogan is that it is "Food with Integrity". You be the judge.
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