Kerry Kennedy, farmworker protest Wendy's in NYCMay 23, 2013 @ 10:26 am
NEW YORK (AP) - Kerry Kennedy has joined farmworkers protesting outside Wendy's shareholder meeting in New York City.
The protesters said Thursday they want Wendy's to sign an agreement to safeguard working conditions for Florida tomato pickers.
Other fast-food chains including McDonald's and Burger King have signed the agreement with the Florida-based Coalition of Immokalee (ih-MAHK'-ah-lee) Workers.
Kennedy heads the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights, named for her late father. She led the crowd outside the stockholders' meeting in a chant of "What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!"
Two protesters went into the Manhattan hotel where the Wendy's meeting was taking place.
Wendy's spokesman Bob Bertini said they attended the meeting as qualified shareholders.
Bertini said the Dublin, Ohio-based company had no comment on the demonstration.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Jason Rantz says paternalistic councilmembers may kill an affordable housing solution
Week In Photos
Jaw-dropping images from around the world this week
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.