Valentine's Day Letter to Dole from Faith Leaders

Publication Date: 

February 12, 2008

As religious leaders in the United States, we believe in the importance of fair treatment of workers and respect for worker rights everywhere, at home and abroad. All our faith traditions support workers’ rights, living wages, safe working conditions, and a voice in the workplace through unions and collective action.

As you know, Dole is the focus of an international initiative to encourage the company to improve respect for freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining at all of its operations abroad with a specific focus on the Latin American banana and flower sectors. We join with others in requesting that your company pursue a fair and positive working relationship with the workers in your operations overseas.