Food Fact: Trader Joe’s and Tomato Workers

food factOn February 9, 2012, Trader Joe’s signed on to support better wages and working conditions for Florida tomato workers.

According to Barry at Politics of the Plate:

For a more than a decade, the CIW, a grassroots farmworkersโ€™ rights organization, has tried to persuade supermarket chains, fast food outlets, and other major produce buyers to sign Fair Food Agreements. The agreements give workers a raise from $50 to $80 a day and assure them basic rights that virtually every other employee in the United States enjoys, including accurate time keeping, clearly defined grievance procedures, safety education, and protection from violence and sexual harassment in the fields.

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