Sunday, November 21, 2010

UNM Fair Trade Initiative Gives Thanks for Farmworkers

The Fair Trade Initiative student organization at the University of New Mexico plans to celebrate Thanksgiving by giving thanks for farm workers.

Members and supporters plan to gather at Trader Joe's in Uptown Albuquerque, 2200 Uptown Loop NE,  on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 3:00-6:00 p.m., to offer their support for farmworkers and demand that they receive a living wage.

The action is part of the National Supermarket Week of Action in solidarity with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers .  The campaign urges 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.

Read Letter to Trader Joe's

Students around the country are also involved in this campaign through the Student/Farmworker Alliance

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