Immokalee workers and investors celebrate the fruits of their labor

April 25, 2014

United Church Funds and many other socially responsible investors have long stood in solidarity with the tomato pickers of Immokalee, Florida in an effort to improve their working conditions. After more than 10 years, this fight has been rewarded.

UCF was a part of the original investor group asking Yum! Brands (the corporation behind Taco Bell and other fast food chains) to compensate tomato pickers one more penny per pound — a request that is now being met. Shareholder advocacy may take many years of endurance, but it’s wins like these that make the wait worthwhile!

To learn about other positive impacts of this campaign, read the full article here

 
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