Farmworker Coalition Starts Wendy's Boycott Over Tomato Dispute
A U.S. farmworkers coalition has announced it is starting a boycott against the Dublin-based fast food chain Wendy's.
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers said Thursday it hopes the boycott will cause the Ohio-based chain to pay a penny-per-pound fee for its tomatoes to supplement some farmworkers' wages.
The Florida-based coalition is starting a 10-day series of demonstrations that it hopes will end in Palm Beach, Florida, near where Wendy's chairman Nelson Peltz owns a home.
The coalition is suing the town, saying it has been banned from demonstrating. The town says the demonstration can happen.
Wendy's has said it requires its suppliers to follow a code of ethics and that it is up to them to pay their employees.