Andrew Stelzer: Radio & Print Journalist
Farmworkers Win Fight For Pay Raise From Burger King

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers, a group of tomato pickers from South Florida, fought a long campaign against Burger King, asked for a penny-per-pound pay increase for picking the tomatoes that end up in Burger King’s food.

This story in Creative Loafing from January 2008 chronicles the campaign, and a major protest in Miami, outside Burger Kinds corporate headquarters.

6 months later, Burger King agreed to the CIW’s demand of a pay raise, and I wrote this update.

I also did a radio story about the Burger King campaign for Latino USA.  Listen to it here: