Boycott McDonalds - Support Farmworkers
The farmworkers in Immokalee Florida work 10-12 hour shifts to make $50 a dollars in a day. They lift 125 buckets of tomatoes that way 32 pounds each. These farmworkers do not receive benefits, do not receive overtime, do not receive sick days, and do not receive the right to organize. They work under the worst conditions possible, and receive an income so ridiculously small that they fall under the range of the United States poverty class.
For the past years people in America think that the conditions for farmworkers has changed so much and that they live so well. The reality of it is, that not much is different. Yes some laws have changed to protect these farmworkers, but who is enforcing them?
Please don't think that just one person can't change anything because as Americans we use that line way too often. The truth is that it starts with one person. So please boycott McDonald's. Go somewhere else for a meal. You can make a difference. Tacobell refused, but then felt the wrath of the pissed off American and gave in. Lets do the same to McDonald's.