Sunday, October 23, 2011

All Saints Stands With Farmworkers

Florida farmworkers and their allies demand higher wages at Trader Joe's
By Brenda Gazzar, [Pasadena Star-News] Staff Writer

MONROVIA - At least 350 Florida tomato pickers and their allies marched to Trader Joe's corporate headquarters Friday, calling on the company to sign "a fair food agreement" with a community-based worker organization.

Organizers called the afternoon rally the largest by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) in California since the successful conclusion of the Taco Bell Boycott in 2005. CIW is an organization of mainly Latino, Mayan Indian and Haitian immigrants working in low-wage jobs throughout Florida.

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