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Tag: agricultural workers

Campaign for Fair Food

When the Florida Tomato Growers Exchange, representing more than 90% of Florida’s tomato growers, agreed to the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Fair Food principles last month, it seemed the workers’ [ … ]

Campaign for Fair Food Increases Wages by a Penny per Pound

For the last decade, the Campaign for Fair Food has been trying to reform labor conditions in Florida’s tomato industry. The Campaign for Fair Food, sponsored by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), made a big step forward last week when Pacific Tomato Growers agreed to several key labor improvements, as well as a penny a pound raise for the tomato pickers working in the fields. Another big step forward occurred this week when Florida’s largest tomato grower, Six L’s, also agreed to the improvements and raise in pay.