Teaching Does NOT Go Better with Coke

As strong supporters of teachers and teachers' unions, we are distressed that the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) is partnering with Coca-Cola.

Four months ago, AFT members caused their union to begin a boycott of Coca-Cola over its reliance on child labor. But now the union leadership has caved.

Institute for Public Accuracy: AFT Teams with Coke
AFT: Ending the Coca-Cola Boycott
AFT: AFT and Coke Pledge to Work Together Against Child Labor
CNN: Life Not Sweet for Philippines' Sugar Cane Child Workers
Corporate Crime Reporter: AFT Ends Four Month Old Coca-Cola Boycott

With terms of the agreement undisclosed, AFT ended the boycott -- and has begun a partnership to do things like "advocating for increased educational opportunities for children."

"The most effective way for Coca-Cola to help end illegal child labor in places like the Philippines and El Salvador," said Ray Rogers,
director of Corporate Campaign Inc., "is not through pointless additional studies, audits and meaningless rhetoric, but to pay sugar processors enough money to pay fair wages to sugar cane harvesters."

The Coca-Cola company is also responsible in part for the epidemics of obesity and type-2 diabetes that afflict children in the United States and elsewhere

To the American Federation of Teachers:

Stop undermining teachers' moral authority and children's health. End your partnership with Coca-Cola

76-100 of 15251 signatures
Number Date Name Location Feel free to add comments.
15176 3.6 years ago h drda plantation, FL
15175 3.6 years ago Jane Califf Bloomfield, NJ As an AFT retired member, I urge the AFT to continue the boycott of Coca Cola, not only because of its use of child labor but because it is a union-busting company that has been implicated in the mu...
15174 3.6 years ago VIRGINIA ELLIOTT EAST OTTO, NY
15173 3.6 years ago Christina LONGLEY sooke, BC
15172 3.6 years ago Heather Files Stratford, CT
15171 3.6 years ago Alex Dickinson London, ot
15170 3.6 years ago david steiner cave jct, OR
15169 3.6 years ago david steiner cave jct, OR
15168 3.6 years ago Anonymous Lansdowne, VA
15167 3.6 years ago Jennifer Heckart Ardmore, PA
15166 3.6 years ago Anne Wiegard Groton, NY
15165 3.7 years ago Nicole Gillespy Maple Shade, NJ
15164 3.7 years ago Janel Maurer Bend, OR
15163 3.7 years ago Jeff Bence Newtown, PA
15162 3.7 years ago Dean Klein Denver, CO Sugary softdrinks should be treated the same way as tobacco. It's a slow way of killing us all
15161 3.7 years ago Michael Foote Keller, TX
15160 3.7 years ago ronnie watkins merrick, NY Soda and sweet OR DIET drinks MUST not be allowed for children. The damage from artificial sweeteners and sugar is making our country, especially our children, SICK. This generation is not expected ...
15159 3.7 years ago James Mayfield Santee, CA
15158 3.7 years ago Susan Osada Buffalo Grove, IL
15157 3.7 years ago nelda vest coffeyville, KS
15156 3.7 years ago k duran Tucson, AZ
15155 3.7 years ago roy adsit Portland , OR
15154 3.7 years ago Thorsten Poser Gottmadingen, AE
15153 3.7 years ago kevin orme Seattle, WA
15152 3.7 years ago maritza villegas NY
Next ->

By taking action you will be automatically signed up for action alerts from Roots Action. We consider your contact information to be private and confidential. We will NOT disclose it to any other entity unless you specifically authorize us to do so. You can unsubscribe at the bottom of any email you receive from us.