Chris Hedges: Immokalee Workers vs. Publix

with Chris Hedges
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Dandelion Salad
Nov. 16, 2011

Now this is a fresh tomato

Image by Dandelion Salad via Flickr

on Nov 14, 2011

On Sunday, Nov 13th at 3 PM, a few dozen tomato pickers from Immokalee will join scores of Sarasota allies to picket outside the Publix that opened this week at 2031 Bay St. Protestors are calling on Publix to take part in the CIW’s Fair Food accords, hailed by the New York Times this summer as “possibly the most successful labor action in the U.S. in 20 years.” The CIW’s Fair Food agreements dramatically lift farmworker wages and improve their work conditions, and are signed by top leaders of the fast-food and foodservice industries, including Taco Bell and McDonald’s, the two stores that sandwich the just opened Publix.

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