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