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Penny-wise and pound-foolish.

THE FAST-FOOD GIANT BURGER KING is refusing to pay farm workers one cent more for every pound of tomatoes harvested. In a 12-hour shift, migrant farm workers earn just 45 cents for every 32-pound bucket of tomatoes they pick. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers has already gotten Taco Bell and McDonald's to sign tentative agreements to pay a penny more per bucket. In December 2007, workers began a boycott march in Miami from the Goldman Sachs office to Burger King's corporate headquarters. Their message to executives: You can't have it your way.
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Title Annotation:READING BETWEEN THE HEADLINES
Author:Hing, Julianne Ong
Publication:Colorlines Magazine
Date:Mar 1, 2008
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