Tuesday, October 03, 2006

You say tomato

The FLUBA Committee on Minding Your Own Business says, open your own restaurants if you want higher prices:

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops has become the latest religious group to call on McDonald's to push for its tomato suppliers to pay higher wages.

With most of McDonald's US tomatoes coming from Florida, the bishops want the firm to broker a deal between the state's growers and main pickers union.

....The Catholic move comes after similar action from the Prebyterian Church, United Church of Christ, and National Council of Churches.

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, head of the Conference of Catholic Bishop's Domestic Policy Committee, has sent an open letter to McDonald's to put across its thoughts.

He told McDonald's that with "substantial purchasing power, you can insist that your produce suppliers meet high ethical standards in how they treat their workers".

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