McDonald's farmworker raise fought by...

McDonald's farmworker raise fought by growers

There are 2 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Nov 6, 2007, titled McDonald's farmworker raise fought by growers. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

McDonald's Corp.'s high-profile deal to raise wages for Florida tomato pickers appears to have run into a major obstacle: Florida's tomato farmers.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Chicago Tribune.


San Jose, CA

#1 Nov 6, 2007
If I were McDonalds or Yum Brands I would pay the projected amount of money to the pickers union so they could pay it as strike pay. Then I would announce that non-fair-wage tomatoes would no longer be purchased by the company. The growers union waited until the last minute to increase their leverage but it would totally backfire since even a short strike now will result in the whole crop of tomatoes rotting on the vine.

Since: Oct 07

Crestone, CO

#2 Nov 7, 2007
As both McDonald's and Yum! Brands are offering to pay more for the tomatoes they buy, it is likely some growers are willing to pay a fair wage in order to get a better price. Maybe someday there won't be much of a market for tomatoes picked at substandard wages.

Fred Bauder

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Yum Brands Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News PETA Opposes Tribute to Fried Chicken (Feb '08) May '16 Patriot 115
News China seals McDonald's, KFC supplies after scandal (Jul '14) Sep '15 Yakult 3
News KFC, Yum! Dragged Down By Chinese Food Safety S... (Oct '14) Oct '14 sharakhul 1
News McDonald's, KFC operations in China affected by... (Jul '14) Jul '14 MatrixDecoder 3
News Yum Brands' profits, forecasts up (Oct '06) Sep '13 Ballz Ez-Hari 3
News Taco Bell drawn into meat scandal (Mar '13) Sep '13 Spirit67_ 47
Could YUM’s International business help offset ... (Sep '13) Sep '13 boonboon 1
More from around the web