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What's the connection between spicy chicken nuggets, tomato-farming labor organizing and virtue-signaling celebrities
What’s the connection between spicy chicken nuggets, tomato-farming labor organizing and virtue-signaling celebrities? A whole lot of social media posts and not a single bit of change.
And lo and behold:
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So, you have your spicy chicken nuggets. And Amy Schumer and Alyssa Milano have a beef (pun intended, I suppose) with Wendy’s.
Do you think these celebrities have a point?
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“Hey! We love @chancetherapper and hate to be the ones to tell him that Wendys is the only fast food chain refusing to protect farmworker women from sexual assault and rape in the fields,” Schumer wrote. “This is true. Please read that sentence again. Message for the people in charge: Instead of spicy nuggets, we want food that is harvested with dignity NOT violence. Please join the @fairfoodprogram and #BoycottWendys link in my bio of how you can help.”
So, here’s the controversy, which has nothing to do with nuggets and everything to do with tomatoes: Wendy’s hasn’t signed onto what’s known as the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Fair Food Program, which The New York Times describes as “currently benefit[ing] about 35,000 laborers, primarily in Florida. Over the last decade, it has helped transform the state’s tomato industry from one in which wage theft and violence were rampant to an industry with some of the highest labor standards in American agriculture.”
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Wendy’s hasn’t signed onto the plan as other chains like Burger King and McDonald’s have. That doesn’t mean, however, it’s “refusing to protect farmworker women from sexual assault and rape in the fields.”
“Heidi Schauer, a Wendy’s spokeswoman, said in an email that the company required its tomato suppliers to submit to third-party reviews...
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