I am pro-life: no one should die for cheap food

On June 7th I wrote about the death of Maria Jimenez, a 17 year old undocumented laborer, who died while tending vines in a field partially owned by wine bad boy, Fred Franzia of Two Buck Chuck fame. In spite of petitions and phone calls corporate giant Trader Joe’s refused to use their leverage to urge safer working conditions farmworkers.

The hot summer temperatures continue and to this date 6 farmworkers have died.

We eat the food that farmworkers suffer to put on our tables. No one should die so that we have cheap food.

An email, even if you live out of state, lets the California legislature know that the country is watching.

It only takes a second – please help. UFW Take Action


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ophelia
    Aug 18, 2008 @ 11:23:14

    Money over doing what is right. TJ’s may say, we are only buy from a wine dealer, “we have no responsibility.”

    Same as with Nike’s sweatshops in Asia. While companies like Nike avoid responsibility by saying they are just the buyer, they profit the most from the product.

    To make a statement, it is not good enough not to buy the product, but to boycott any Trader Joe branded product. Now is the time to do this because the profit margin for all retailers is getting slimmer due to the economy.


  2. Teena in Toronto
    Aug 18, 2008 @ 20:24:23

    That’s so sad 😦


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