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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:10 PM
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Labor leaders to join march on Burger King
Source: Newszap

Arlene Holt Baker, the newly-elected Executive Vice President of the AFL-CIO, will march and speak on behalf of the countrys largest labor federation at the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW') March on Burger King Nov. 30. She will be joined by the AFL-CIOs Director of Organizing, Stewart Acuff, and union members from across Florida and the country.

Eliseo Medina, Executive Vice President of SEIU and a leader of the Change to Win coalition of unions, will also be joining the march and speaking at the rally outside Burger Kings corporate headquarters. Change to Win affiliated unions in Miami -- including SEIU 11 and UNITE HERE Local 355 --- have long been close CIW allies, an alliance forged over years of fighting together for workers' rights on picket lines, marches, and in hunger strikes, bridging the divide between Miami and Immokalee.

The march will begin in downtown Miami at the offices of Goldman Sachs -- one of three multi-billion dollar private equity firms that own a controlling share of Burger King's stock -- and pass several Burger King restaurants along the way to Burger King's corporate headquarters near Miami's airport. Equipped with signs, art, puppets, banners and even marching musicians with their instruments in tow, marchers will deliver their message, that Fair Food Will Reign," directly to Burger Kings doorstep.

The Fair Food Will Reign march follows an honored tradition of CIW marches for justice. In Miami, the CIW will be accompanied by both first-timers as well as longtime Florida allies with a history of walking shoulder to shoulder with Immokalee farm workers for human rights in the fields. Some are veterans of the 230-mile March for Dignity, Dialogue and a Fair Wage, from Ft Myers, to Orlando in 2000, and the 34-mile Root Cause Peoples March to the Free Trade Area of the Americas meetings in 2003, the CIWs first foray by foot into Miamis streets.

Read more: http://www.newszap.com/articles/2007/11/28/fl/immokalee...
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Crazy Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:12 PM
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1. Dammit!
Now I'm hungry x(
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:16 PM
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2. I really try not to eat at BK
those damn commercials freak me out
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momster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:55 PM
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3. Seen 3 Moms Putting Hit on BK?
That's my favorite commercial. I don't want him gone because of some sandwich (as in the ad) I just want that plastic faced fool off my tv.
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 12:49 AM
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4. amen to that
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