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On Cusp of Chicago Convergence, Immokalee Workers Win Demands from McDonald's

Hasta la victoria siempre! The Coalition of Immokalee Workers has announced a major victory in its efforts to improve the lives of migrant farm workers who work for the Chicago-based McDonald's fast-food chain.

A Coalition press release announces that "With the arrival of the 2007 Truth Tour in Chicago just days away, the CIW, McDonald's, and its suppliers gathered at the Carter Center in Atlanta Monday, April 9, to announce an agreement that guarantees" [higher wages, a stronger code of conduct, and third-party monitoring]. Read more.

The announcement comes just days before a major convergence in Chicago led by the Coalition, with actions in Oak Brook and downtown Chicago. The Coalition is expected to make a call at the convergence for greater workers' rights across the entire fast food industry.

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