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12 December 2001

Tomato Pickers Boycott Taco Bell for Higher Wages [USA]

Author: William Baue, SocialFunds.com

Borrowing a tactic from anti-sweatshop campaigns, tomato pickers seek a sustainable living wage by appealing to Taco Bell, the primary purchaser of the tomatoes they pick.

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25 February 2002

Tampa Farmworker protest to begin in Tampa [USA]

Author: Timothy O'Hara, Herald Tribune [Florida]

...The group is picketing Taco Bell, because it buys most of its tomatoes from Immokalee and has refused to sit down with workers to hear their concerns.

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8 March 2002

Protesters take aim at Taco Bell [USA]

Author: Dave Anderton, Deseret News [Salt Lake City, USA]

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers, a grass-roots organization based in Florida, includes farmworkers who say they are incensed at the stagnant wages and poor living conditions of tomato pickers. And Taco Bell, they claim, is one of the nation's...

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24 February 2003

Workers demonstrate against US fast-food giant

Author: Anti-Slavery International

Activists in the United States are launching a mass demonstration against US fast-food giant Taco Bell on 24 February, protesting its tolerance of labour exploitation by its suppliers...Taco Bell uses tomatoes "produced in what can only be described as...

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17 March 2003

Taco's tomato pickers on slave wages [USA]

Author: Duncan Campbell, Guardian [UK]

Dispute over poor pay by contractors highlights plight of immigrant workers - The American fast food giant Taco Bell has been buying tomatoes produced by slave and sweatshop labour, according to a group of Florida tomato pickers who held a 10-day...

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7 April 2003

Students urge Taco Bell boycott [USA]

Author: Bob Purvis, Arizona Daily Wildcat

UA [University of Arizona] students joined a group of campus protests across the country, including some at Cornell University and University of Southern California, to boycott Taco Bell for their connection to a tomato farm in Florida with substandard...

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8 June 2003

Haven Teen Files Discrimination Lawsuit [USA]

Author: Julia Crouse, The Ledger [Florida, USA]

Angered by what he thought was his employer's failure to deal with racial slurs and discrimination, Jason Keaton decided to do something about it...His suit is against JEM Restaurant Group, a South Carolina based company that owns Taco Bell, Kentucky...

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18 June 2003

Fatty Foods Warning Signs Wanted [USA]

Author: United Press International

John Banzhaf III of George Washington University is sending certified letters to the six major fast-food chains -- McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, KFC [part of YUM!], Taco Bell [part of YUM!] and Pizza Hut [part of YUM!] -- as a first step in a...

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19 June 2003

Restaurants seek cover from obesity lawsuits [USA]

Author: Neil Buckley, Financial Times

The restaurant industry will today demand congressional protection from lawsuits over obesity - a day before lawyers gather in Boston for the first big conference to discuss ways of suing the food industry. [refers to McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's,...

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17 December 2003

Some Taco Bell Restaurants Accused Of Child Labor Violations [USA]

Author: TheMilwaukeeChannel.com

Federal labor officials fined a company [Border Patrol Wisconsin Inc.] operating 25 Taco Bells in Wisconsin $75,735 on Wednesday for employing underaged workers beyond the hours allowed under federal law.

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