Monday, November 22, 2010
11/24: UNM Fair Trade Initiative Gathering to Support Farmworkers
You are invited to join members and supporters of The Fair Trade Initiative at the University of New Mexico who will gather at Trader Joe's in Uptown Albuquerque, 2200 Uptown Loop NE, on Wednesday, Nov. 24, from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. The group will be offering its support for farmworkers and demanding that they receive a living wage. Click to read a letter from the group to Trader Joe's that outlines some of its concerns, and which you can use to express your views to the food chain.
The action is part of the National Supermarket Week of Action in solidarity with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. The campaign is urging several national supermarket chains to help end forced labor, poverty wages and other human rights abuses faced by farmworkers harvesting tomatoes for the U.S. retail food industry. Students around the country are also involved in this campaign through the Student/Farmworker Alliance.