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Ohio State Students Protest Wendy’s With Hunger Strike

Ohio State Students Protest Wendy’s With Hunger Strike

“Wendy’s represents the worst of corporate greed”

Wendy’s was recently targeted for protest at Vanderbilt University, now Ohio State is getting in on the action.

Heat Street reports:

Students Go on Hunger Strike to Shut Down Wendy’s

Wendy’s time at the Ohio State University is over, say fair-labor activists who oppose the restaurant’s use of produce from Mexico. Now a contentious two-year battle with the fast-food franchise on campus has come to a head, with students borrowing a protest tactic from the University of Missouri playbook.

On Monday, 19 students and alumni began a weeklong hunger strike to pressure the Ohio State University to end the restaurant’s lease in Wexner Medical Center — and “Boot the Braids.”

The Wendy’s has had a relatively controversy-free existence at the university-owned Wexel Center since the 1990s, WOSU, a Columbus-based NPR affiliate reports. However, activists began targeting this franchise location in 2014 when the corporate Wendy’s, headquartered in nearby Dublin, Ohio, refused to sign on to the Fair Food Program, which promotes fair pay and safer conditions for American agricultural workers. Fast-food eateries Burger King, McDonalds and Taco Bell have signed on to the United Nations-endorsed project.

“Wendy’s represents the worst of corporate greed locally and nationally,” Ohio for Fair Food and Farmworker Justice said in a Facebook post announcing the hunger strike earlier this month. “Through funding political campaigns built on a platform of division and hate, and partnering with local developers on projects that drive Columbus’s most vulnerable communities from their homes, Wendy’s has failed its own community […]”

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Every time these SJWs boycott another fast food chain I gain three pounds supporting the chains under assault. Hopefully they’ll try boycotting a gym next time so I can get back into shape!

No one cares about the boycott.

Ohhhh noze!!!!

A BOY-cott?

Oh me, oh my! What a sexist action they have embarked upon.

While you’re at it, gentle, compassionate snowflakes, why don’t you hold your breath until you turn bluish hypoxic and fall over?

Adds to the entertainment value, dontcha know.

And where are the noble, superior-to-everyone Vegans, protesting “THERE’s the BEEF!!!”

Another opportunity missed.

Laugh at a Lib today. It’s a target-rich environment.

johnnycab23513 | March 30, 2017 at 3:30 pm

So thale UN tells our food servers what they can and can’t do? No more Burger King, McDonald’s, or Taco Bell for this family. Another good reason to boot the UN out.

Paul In Sweden | March 30, 2017 at 4:06 pm

I found out years ago while doing business with the UN that the executive dining room is top notch at the Secretariat.

I guess I’ll have to go grab a burger at Wendy’s this weekend to support the corporate refusal to knuckle under. I seem to recall that Wendy’s has baked potatoes on the menu, which might be healthier than fries.

I certainly hope these prog’s enjoy their hunger strike as much as I enjoy laughing at their BS.

These snowflakes are upset because Wendy’s uses vegetables from Mexico? They must not go to the grocery store very often or understand growing seasons. Perhaps someone should put a course together called Mexican Tomato Studies. No math, just tasting.

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