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Florida farm workers seeking agreement with Chipotle.

In response to Who's the Veggie-Friendliest of Them All? in Issue 4, 2008, of Vegetarian Journal: I just read the article on top restaurant chains for vegetarians. I want to alert our VRG community that Chipotle, which is friendly in food choices, has not yet been willing to negotiate with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, <www. ciw-online.org>. This is an organized group of Florida farm workers who have been campaigning with the major fast food restaurants to reach an agreement for only a penny a pound more for the tomatoes they pick for us. Taco Bell (also mentioned in the article) was the first to sign an agreement with the CIW, and McDonald's, Burger King, and Subway have followed. Chipotle has indicated some movement in the direction of an agreement, but so far has not been willing to sign the agreement.

We who care about animal rights need to demonstrate passionate care for the rights of farm workers also, so let's keep this in mind as we choose our restaurants.

Mary Ann H., St. Petersburg, FL

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Title Annotation:letters
Author:H., Mary Ann
Publication:Vegetarian Journal
Article Type:Letter to the editor
Date:Apr 1, 2009
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