Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Tell 'em: Colorado wants Human Rights not Traitor Joe's!

Tell Traitor Joe's: You're NOT welcome in Colorado unless you respect the human rights of farmworkers!

Sign the online petition here: Trader Joe's: sign the Fair Food Agreement

The trendy natural grocer Trader Joe's has a reputation for being ethical and progressive. But behind the veneer is an ultra-secretive corporation owned by one of the richest people in the world that routinely ignores the social impact of its purchasing practices in order to maximize its profits.

The true face of Traitor Joe's is revealed by the corporation's refusal to work with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers to improve the wages and working conditions of farmworkers who harvest the tomatoes it buys. Instead of signing an Fair Food Agreement, which companies from Whole Foods to McDonald's have done, Traitor Joe's has spread misinformation and paraded public relations ploys which are unverifiable and have no way to be enforced.

According to recent press accounts, Trader Joe's plans to open stores in Colorado as early as April. We need to send a strong signal to Trader Joe's that Coloradans demand that it sign an Fair Food Agreement with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, and it will face protest and public pressure until it does.

Tell Traitor Joe's: Sign the Fair Food Agreement now!
Follow the link above to the online petition to send an email to Trader Joe's CEO.

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