Lucas Benitez – Fighting for Justice for Farmworkers
In this dramatic depiction from the front lines, farmworker organizer Lucas Benitez sheds light on the most unsung heroes of the food system: exploited farm workers. He portrays the protracted road to victory over Yum Brands, owner of Burger King. This landmark triumph caused a domino effect with other giant food companies to pay farm workers decent wages and provide better working conditions.
This speech was given at the 2008 Bioneers National Conference and is part of the Re-Imagining Labor in a Green Economy Vol. 1 Collection.