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Mr. Taco Hell Will March Again

This Saturday Mr. Taco Hell and his band of teethed-tacos will be at 8th and NE Broadway, exploiting farmworkers and raising public awareness about all the benefits of buying tomatoes from a company that hasn't given workers a raise since 1978. All are invited to the picket and street theater, 12:30, Saturday, May 4th.
Mr. Taco Hell Will March Again
Mr. Taco Hell Will March Again
This Saturday, at the Taco Bell at NE Broadway and 8th, there will be a picket in solidarity with the Florida tomato pickers' boycott that is calling for a one-cent per pound raise. After a rest from his defeat on May Day, the infamous "Mr. Taco Hell" and his teethed-tacos will take to the sidewalks again as we march to demand that Taco Bell management to sit down with farmworkers and respect their demands for decent working conditions.

The Coalition of Immokalee workers in Florida has called on national and international support in their struggle for a raise from the same piece rate ($50 for picking and carrying 2 tons of tomatoes) that they've been payed since 1978. Here in Portland we have been picketing outside Taco Bells around the city for the last 4 months, each first and third Saturday of the month. At the last two pickets - on N Interstate and on W Burnside - the consumer support was so strong that the Taco Bells were nearly empty for the whole time we were picketing outside. Come to the streets, grab a killer taco, and support farmworkers' right to organize.

For more information, contact Krista Hanson with the Cross Border Labor Organizing Colation (CBLOC), at 503-236-7916.

phone: phone: 503.236.7916
address: address: 616 E. Burnside, Portland

Sounds great !! 03.May.2002 16:51


Could you please post photos or a story about this action to PDX IMC afterwards so those of us who are out-of-town can see what happened? Thanks.

This is what solidarity looks like!! 04.May.2002 14:30

Coalition of Immokalee Workers COAIMMWKR@AOL.COM

The members of the CIW thank everyone keeping the heat on Taco Bell in Portland! We can't win this without you, but with you in the fight, it won't be long - CIW

p.s. - We'll link your reports and photos to our site too (www.ciw-online.org)