Checkback: Taco Bell and migrant workers' wages

Author: Ed Cohen

Did the national movement against Taco Bell that included Notre Dame students convincing the University administration to end a sponsorship agreement with local Taco Bells succeed in increasing wages for migrant tomato pickers?

Yes. According to a press release issued in March 2005, Taco Bell has agreed to work with the Florida-based farmworker organization the Coalition of Immokalee Workers to address the wages and working conditions of farmworkers in the Florida tomato industry. That includes funding a penny-per-pound “pass-through” wage increase for workers employed by the suppliers of Florida tomatoes. In return, the worker group announced an end to its three-year boycott of Taco Bell.