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User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5426 posts, RR: 52
Posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1492 times:

So I was reading the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette today and came across this article.

http://www.postgazette.com/pg/04121/308893.stm

Methodist or not, after reading that, I have no intention of going to Taco Bell for quite sometime. I mean read some of this..

"According to the petition, tomato-pickers for Taco Bell's major supplier in Immokalee, Fla., make an average of 40 cents a 32-pound bucket with no pay raise in 20 years. It also said some workers are held against their will in what amounts to slavery."

"Chavez elaborated, saying that for most of his 26 years he rose at 4 a.m. to pick tomatoes for 12 to 14 hours, 365 days a year. As examples of slavery, he said some pickers were forced to remain in the fields at gunpoint, and that one who tried to escape was taken from the work camp, had both knees broken with a hammer and was thrown from a van going 40 mph."

Based on their pay rate, a worker would have to pick some 2 tons of tomatoes to make $50.00! Incredible that such stuff still happens here in the US.


South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
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User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1472 times:

It'll only be a matter of time before some assrocket posts "At least they have jobs. They're probably glad for the opportunity to work."


"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
User currently offlineUsairwys757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1448 times:

My question is, is Taco Bell directly affiliated with these tomato pickers? Is Taco Bell the ones that are forcing these people to work?

User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5426 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1428 times:

Based on the article it appears as if the company is an independent supplier, but that does not excuse the actions of Taco Bell in continuing to use this supplier.


South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
User currently offlineEspion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1427 times:

ive been boycotting taco bell for years-but not on pourpose-because i cant get to one without a car and they are never on those places next to the highways Big grin


Snakes on a Plane!
User currently offlineNorth County From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 712 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1411 times:

Now this can't be true....Taco Bell does not use "real' tomatoes....at least they don't look like 'real" tomatoes - joke.

The suppliers should be prosecuted according to state and federal labor laws.

I am not the boycotting type... but I would not go to Taco Bell if the supplier is charged and convicted of these crimes and they still take their shipments.

My understanding is that this boycott plea has been going on for at least to 5 years now...



User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11809 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1392 times:

I think also it is a regoinal thing. The Taco Bells on the West Coast get their tomatoes from California. I have never heard this about those tomato pickers before. I think, also, we should boycott strawberry and onion sellers as the migrant workers are paid by the basket and forced to work long days in the hot sun. Feel better? What about boycotting all fast food on the basis of the only benefit the workers get is the pay. People boycott Wal-Mart for the same reason.

GO CANUCKS!!



Life in the wall is a drag.
User currently onlineMYT332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9113 posts, RR: 70
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1371 times:

Ok well i promise not to go to any Taco Bell in the UK, that make ya happy?  Big grin




One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineWellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1355 times:

Just imagine if people boycotted everything because a corporation did something they didn't like. Everyone would be boycotting everything. I'm just glad they're picking the tomatoes and not me. Also, I hope they're not doing anything particularly disgusting to them while picking.

In fact, I may get Taco Bell today. Sorry. But I promise I'll think of those workers while I'm eating.


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1328 times:

I think I'll get a Combo number 6 today in protest of your protest.

User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 10, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1315 times:

Extra sour 'cream' for KROC...


Go big or go home
User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3647 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1299 times:

I say make em' work nights!

User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 32
Reply 12, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1293 times:

I already boycott Taco Bell, or as my 5-year old says, Taco Yuck. My reasons are purely digestive related.....commonly referred to as Montezuma's Revenge.

Tom at MSY



"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1280 times:

Who cares?

I dare say, not anyone who eats there as is...

...or are they now willing to pay $8 for a Burrito Supreme all of a sudden?  Insane


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1256 times:

I've quit going to Taco Bell ever since they opened up a Moe's and a Gecko Grill down the street from my house. I've maybe eaten at the Hell twice in the last year.

User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 15, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1244 times:

Why don't they out source the labor to India...?

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29840 posts, RR: 58
Reply 16, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1199 times:

Since when did Taco Bell use vegetables?

Inquiring minds want to know.



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6346 posts, RR: 33
Reply 17, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1178 times:

Does anyone think that Taco Bell is the only buyer of these tomatoes?

I have been avoiding Taco Bell for many years, since the first time I went and discovered that everything on the menu tastes the same, really bad.



Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
User currently offlineNonrevman From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1302 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (10 years 8 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1154 times:

My boycott of Taco Bell has begun as of 2 days ago. Let's just say that I thought I was going to have to go to the doctor. What that meal did to my stomach and bowels required my swift immediate departure from work.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29840 posts, RR: 58
Reply 19, posted (10 years 8 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1152 times:

So at 69 cents a taco, what do you figure your boycot has cost them Nonrevman?

$1.38?? Plus sales tax?



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineNonrevman From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1302 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (10 years 8 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1143 times:

So at 69 cents a taco, what do you figure your boycot has cost them Nonrevman?

$1.38?? Plus sales tax?


A bit more than that. Usually i get a 7 layer burrito and one of the value meals--about 6-7$ where I live. I went there a few times a month too. Likely, my wife and I wont eat there again, nor will some of the other people I have talked to based on a similar experience. Sure, we will not cause them to go bankrupt, but we certainly will not be eating there again. It was not the first time that my stomach has not agreed with a Taco Bell meal, but it was certainly the worst episode. Something was definitely wrong with the food or the way it was prepared or served.


User currently offline747400F From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (10 years 8 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1119 times:

"Everybody boycots something" - well I personally would never buy anything from Israel.All of course due to actions of the israeli government. Should put China and the US on the boycot list aswell - only it could prove difficult to do.

User currently offlineOkko From Finland, joined Aug 2003, 91 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 8 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1111 times:

747400F,

...and I boycotted the Danish war (2nd world war) museum in Copenhagen because of the Danish government's actions, i.e. handing the country over to a foreign state overnight. Apart from this I don't mind buying Danish products or services, and I even used to work for a Danish company.

okko


User currently offlineSkyway1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (10 years 8 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1088 times:

This makes me wonder how they get their refried beans.....  Laugh out loud  Laugh out loud

User currently offlineCwapilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1166 posts, RR: 17
Reply 24, posted (10 years 8 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1082 times:

I started boycotting Taco Bell years ago, when it was discovered that they were using Meat Substitute. lol

Anyway, this isn't something that should lead to boycotts! It is an excellent illustration of the Mexican government's welfare program at work, and all of its grand possibilities! Send them north into virtual slavery and then lobby the US government and the governments of assorted states to allow them access to taxpayer services like food stamps and education and medicaid....




Southside Irish...our two teams are the White Sox and whoever plays the Cubs!
25 Jcs17 : Yeah, thats bad news and its terrible, especially if those people were legal US immigrants. However, if they were illegal immigrants, then I'm not she
26 Post contains images JAL777 : "Everybody boycots something" - well I personally would never buy anything from Israel.All of course due to actions of the israeli government. Should
27 Greg : Boycott Taco Bell? Hell no! Where else can you go and get 27 food items made from the same five ingredients..? It's marketing genious. Baja Chalupas f
28 Unattendedbag : "Everybody boycots something" - well I personally would never buy anything from Israel.All of course due to actions of the israeli government. Should
29 KBUF737 : It wouldn't be hard to boycott Taco Bell if you all had Mighty Taco. Its a Western NY franchise and it is by far better than Taco Bell. This is truly
30 JAL777 : Israel makes airplanes? They make alot of the components for them.
31 Dash8King : So I guess you don't own any Nike wear then?
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