This is at least the second time recently that the church has done something I applaud. If they aren’t careful, I might change my opinion about organized religion.
The US Conference of Catholic Bishops has become the latest religious group to call on McDonald’s to push for its tomato suppliers to pay higher wages. With most of McDonald’s US tomatoes coming from Florida, the bishops want the firm to broker a deal between the state’s growers and main pickers union.
The call comes after Yum! Brands, owner of Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC, achieved a similar agreement last year.
The Catholic move comes after similar action from the Prebyterian Church, United Church of Christ, and National Council of Churches.