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

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