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Four actions planned this week in the Taco Bell boycott!!

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    Four actions planned this week in the Taco Bell boycott!! Date: 7/17/01 8:14:37 PM Pacific Daylight Time Contact: Brian Payne Student / Farmworker Alliance
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      Four actions planned this week in the Taco Bell boycott!!
      Date: 7/17/01 8:14:37 PM Pacific Daylight Time

      Contact: Brian Payne
      Student / Farmworker Alliance of Florida

      In this week alone there are four protests planned in the Taco
      Bell boycott (for background info on the boycott, see the Coalition
      of Immokalee Workers website at ciw-online.org). Read below
      to see if there is a protest planned near you.

      Also, remember to MARK YOUR CALENDARS for two days of mass action
      in front of Taco Bell corporate headquarters on Sunday and Monday,
      Sept. 23-24. People will be coming from across the country to
      join the shout for dignity, dialogue and a living wage for Florida
      tomato pickers.

      Included in this message, descriptions of protests on:
      1. Tuesday, July 17 at UCLA in Los Angelos, CA
      2. Friday, July 20 in Los Angelos, CA
      3. Friday, July 20 in Knoxville, TN
      4. Saturday, July 21 in Miami, FL

      1. UCLA Students invite you ...................

      WHEN: Tuesday, July 17th, 10:45 am to ?
      WHERE: Taco Bell on UCLA
      Campus, by "Bruin Walk"
      WHO SHOULD COME: Everyone and anyone who can! Farmworkers
      need everyone's active support to win decent wages and working
      CALL: Gillian Russom, 310-838-3609

      2. Cal State LA students invite you ............

      WHEN: Friday, July 20th, 6:00pm
      WHERE: Taco Bell across from East LA City College, Atlantic and Cesar
      CALL: Bill Neal, 213-380-3929

      UCLA and Cal State LA students invite you to join us for a summer
      of leafletting/picketting at Taco Bells throughout LA. As the
      summer goes out we hope to build the actions bigger and bigger.
      Farmworkers from Immokalee, Florida will be on a truth tour in
      September, ending in Los Angeles on the 23rd, and a rally at Taco
      Bell's Irvine Headquarters on the 24th. We hope to build these
      regular actions, involve more and more people, and build for the
      rally at Taco Bell's HQ. JOIN US. SUPPORT THE STRUGGLE FOR

      3. Knoxville, TN community activists .........

      WHAT: A peaceful but high-energy picket line and leafleting
      WHERE: The Taco Bell on Cumberland Avenue
      WHY: To support the national campaign of a lively,
      creative, passionate organization of Florida farmworkers known as the
      Coalition of Immokalee Workers. They want Taco Bell to insist that
      its tomato suppliers in Florida raise the scandalously low wages
      currently paid to Florida farmworkers. Taco Bell buys tomatoes from
      these growers, and has the power to make them change their wage
      rates. The Coalition has spent years attempting to deal directly
      the growers, and are now seeking to add pressure from the larger to
      community to their own efforts.

      WHEN: Friday, July 20 at 5 pm
      SPONSORED BY: Local sponsor is Knoxville Area Jobs with Justice,
      a coalition of labor, community and religious organizations concerned
      about economic justice and workers rights.

      CALL: Brad Rayson at the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and
      Technical Employees (UNITE) at 525-2018.

      4. "RAISE THE WAGE" Rally in Miami...............


      WHAT: Rally to demand a raise in Federal Minimum Wage and support
      the national boycott of TACO BELL.
      WHEN: Saturday, July 21, 2001 at 2:00
      WHERE: Taco Bell on 36th St. and Biscayne Blvd.
      CONTACT: 305-759-8717

      Farmworkers ·Fast Food Workers ·All Low Wage Workers
      UNITE! 23 million people in the United States live in families where
      workers make the minimum wage- $5.15 an hour. These families-of
      farm workers, fast-food workers and other low-wage workers, face
      utter exploitation and deep poverty. The federal minimum wage
      has been stagnant for nearly five years.

      Legislation currently before the U.S. senate would raise the minimum
      wage by $1.50 an hour. Even this increase is not nearly
      enough. It would still leave families struggling to make it on
      $13,382 a year before taxes, but it's a start. -A start that's long

      Rally for Economic Justice
      Saturday July 21, 2001

      36th Street and Biscayne Blvd. @ the TACO BELL I-95 to 195 toward
      Miami Beach, Exit Biscayne, Immediately on Left

      Sponsored by: Miami Workers Center/LIFFT and the Coalition Of
      Immokalee Farmworkers Call: 305-759-8717 for more info

      Urge Senator Bob Graham to Support the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2001
      U.S. Senate Switchboard 202-224-3121
      Miami Office 305-536-7293

      This event is both to support the raising of the Federal Minimum Wage
      and in support of the national boycott of Taco Bell
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