No I'm not talking about Cocaine. I'm talking about that safe "Soft" drink, that succeeds in emulating it's soft appelate is that carbonation depletes calcium in you, and with corn syrup(fructose) as implicated in type 2 diabetes. That alone should make us question ALL soft drinks, but how can you sue a corporation for profiting from such an innocuous liquid.
No, even beyond that is the reality that the soda wars are causing the deaths of thousands of people around the world. If you have to drink pop, pick ones that have cane sugar at least. Avoid soda drinks and don't give them to your children. Seems beer and wine are safer for them.
Today, join thousands of workers at unionized Coca-Cola and Coca-Cola Enterprise (CCE) plants around the world and students on more than 70 campuses nationwide who are putting pressure on the company to resolve their increasing human rights and environmental abuses. Teamsters at more than 100 locations in the U.S. are wearing stickers and holding shopfloor actions. Coke and CCE unions worldwide are demanding that the company agree to a global workers’ rights agreement that would include independent monitoring and oversight.
Coca-Cola's abuses as a corporate polluter and violater of human rights are reaching critical mass. Student, worker, and environmental groups have increasing concerns about Coke's destruction of natural resources as well as their worker and human rights abuses in the U.S and abroad. Coke is accused of contaminating water and farmland in India. Coke is facing a lawsuit for allegedly allowing death squads in Colombia to murder eight pro-union employees. In the U.S., Coke paid $192 million to settle an employee lawsuit over its widespread racial discrimination. And now Coke’s latest restructuring could destroy good jobs, retirement security, and health care coverage for many Americans.
Today, join the thousands around the world who are calling on Coca-Cola to end these abuses.http://www.unionvoice.org/campaign/coca ... wd4fttk787
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Sign this petition:
I am a concerned citizen writing to you in the hope that Coca-Cola will cease abusing its workers, destroying the environment, and violating basic human rights worldwide.
Your "Corporate Commitment" states, "We are truly a global corporate citizen and, as such, we have a tremendous responsibility to market our products responsibly, treat our people fairly, make a difference in the communities where we do business, and protect the environment we all live and work in."
Sadly, Coke is not living up to this commitment. Coke management is violating its own code of conduct and could be irreparably harming the future of your company and its workers. For example:
- Around the world Coke has been accused of harming its workers and the communities in which it operates. In India, Coke is accused of contaminating water and polluting farmlands with toxic sludge. Coke is facing a lawsuit for allegedly allowing death squads in Colombia to murder eight pro-union employees. In the U.S., Coke paid a record-breaking $192 million to settle a racial discrimination case brought on behalf of 2,000 employees.
- Coke's restructuring plans could wipe out good-paying jobs and destroy workers' retirement security and health care coverage.
- Coke workers from around the globe are calling on management to: recognize the rights of all workers to keep jobs, benefits, and union representation during restructuring; bargain with workers over the effects of restructuring; remain neutral in union organizing drives; and cease cutbacks in healthcare and pension benefits. The International Union of Food Workers (IUF) recently passed a resolution including these demands, and urged Coke to negotiate a global human rights policy that would protect the safety and rights of its workers around the world.
- Student and labor organizations in the United States are protesting Coke sponsorship of sporting events because of the hypocritical message Coke is sending to its workers.
Your company claims that it is committed to listening to its customers. As a Coke customer, I am urging you to cease your unethical activities, live up to your own words, and to adopt the IUF resolution so that Coke can become a corporate citizen that we, as Americans, can be proud of.
Do you really think "things go better with coke"? That's one line of cokes I'll never use!!
Oh yes for your entertainment- 'Coke is the drink of the Death Squad' by David Rovics. Sing along with Dave!
Every time you reach for a coke product- you will remember this song.