Farmworkers Knocking at BK's Door Today

Florida tomato pickers and activists from across the country plan to arrive at Burger King's Miami headquarters at 3:30 this afternoon with 75,000 signatures asking the corporation to kowtow to the Coalition of Immokalee Workers demands to pay pickers more and adopt a zero tolerance for slavery in the fields, the latter of which doesn't seem like an onerous request these days.

Activists will come armed with an eight-story banner, giant tomatoes and paper mache burgers so bring your camera if you go. Burger King offices are at 5505 Blue Lagoon Drive, Miami. In other fast food news, the daughter of a Burger King exec blamed her dad for posting anonymous online attacks against the workers rights organization.

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Janine Zeitlin

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