Friday, March 17, 2006

Support Fast Food Workers in New Zealand

The campaign announcement reads: "They said it couldn't be done. They said you can't
organize young, minimum wage workers at places like Starbucks, Pizza Hut, and McDonald's. But the plucky New Zealand union known as "Unite" wasn't listening, and stunned the world last year by launching the first-ever strike at Starbucks.

"Now they've taken on McDonald's, and they are serious about challenging one of the most ruthlessly anti-union corporations on the planet. They're signing up workers, taking the company to court, and launching a global campaign to flood McDonald's in New Zealand with thousands of email protest messages.

"Your support for this effort is essential. If we can compell McDonald's in tiny New Zealand to cave in and finally respect both the law and the basic human rights of its employees, we can begin to challenge the company in other countries as well.

"Please click here now:

Then, pass on this email message to your fellow union members and to your friends
and family. Get everyone involved!"

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