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Historic Breakthrough in Florida’s Tomato Fields

Immokalee, FL – The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) and the Florida Tomato Growers Exchange (FTGE) have reached an agreement that will extend the CIW’s Fair Food principles – including a strict code of conduct, a cooperative complaint resolution system, a participatory health and safety program, and a worker-to-worker education process – to over 90% of the Florida tomato industry.

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“Farmworker Freedom March”

Immokalee, FL (April 14, 2010) – A caravan of farmworkers from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) – an internationally-recognized human rights organization based in Immokalee, FL – and hundreds of consumers from across the country will march for three days from Tampa to Lakeland on April 16-18 to demand that Publix join a growing partnership among farmworkers,

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On their way north, one CIW delegation stopped off at a southwest Florida Publix for an impromptu manager’s letter drop-off. Without any corporate interference, the communication was far more direct and genuine.

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’08: Top Five Stories | CIW

Whether it was the year in national news — from the election of the country’s first African American president to the worst economic crash since the Great Depression — or just the year in Fair Food — from three stunning new victories in the campaign to one of the most disturbing slavery cases in recent memory — 2008 was one for the history books.

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Jobs with Justice of East Tennesse Letter to Burger King Manager

Jobs With Justice of East Tennessee is a coalition of grassroots communiity groups, students, churches, and labor unions that advocates for worker rights and economic justice. We are demonstrating at your place of business in support

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As members of the socially responsible investment community, we are writing to urge McDonald’s to work in partnership with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers to improve stagnant poverty wages and other human rights in your company’s tomato supply chain.

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