BIG NEWS! Last Thursday at their General Assembly, the National Council of Churches (NCC),
a body of 36 Protestant, Anglican, and Orthodox denominations (140,000 congregations with 50 million members),
overwhelmingly endorsed the Mt. Olive Pickle and Taco Bell boycotts. These are the first boycotts supported by
the NCC General Assembly since apartheid related actions 15 years ago.!!
We are very pleased at the strong statement the Council is sending to these companies.
NCC General Secretary Bob Edgar commented to FLOC's Leticia Zavala, "It is a significant move forward f
or both the churches and the farm worker movement."
Both boycotts are effective immediately.
See www.nfwm.org for links and more information.