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2 April 2010

Food giant Aramark agrees to pay increase for tomato farmworkers [USA]

Author: Amy Bennett Williams, Fort Myers News-Press [USA]

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers [CIW] has scored another victory... Food service giant Aramark agreed to pay extra for Florida tomatoes produced under a strict code of conduct... The odd man out in the food-service industry is Sodexo, the only one...

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17 February 2010

Florida growers group changes stance on tomato pickers' pay [USA]

Author: Amy Bennett Williams, Fort Myers News-Press [USA]

…[The Florida Tomato Growers Exchange] will now let its tomato-grower members distribute to workers extra wages contributed by buyers...and establish guidelines for employment practices, said Reggie Brown, vice president of the [group]... Brown said...

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17 November 2009

At Florida Tomato Protests, Backlash [USA]

Author: Barry Estabrook, Atlantic [USA]

For the past several weeks the CIW [Coalition of Immokalee Workers] has been holding demonstrations at stores operated by Publix Super Markets.. Publix has been unresponsive to years of requests that it join the coalition's Campaign for Fair Food, a...

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29 September 2009

Editorial: Publix should join agreement

Author: Fort Myers News-Press [USA]

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers has concluded a three-way agreement with East Coast Growers and Compass, the world's largest food-service company, to improve Florida tomato pickers' pay and working conditions... Money pledged by earlier signatories...

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29 September 2009

USA: Immokalee, Florida farmworkers protest to demand Publix supermarkets agree to living wage & decent working conditions - Publix responds

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25 September 2009

Farm Workers' Wages to Increase Under Labor Agreement

Author: Jane Black, Washington Post

In what Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis called a "huge victory" for farm workers, one of the country's largest food service companies announced Friday that it will buy winter tomatoes only from growers that pay a fair wage and offer good working...

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10 September 2009

Politics of the Plate: Has Chipotle Saved the Tomato Slaves? [USA]

Author: Barry Estabrook, Gourmet Magazine [USA]

For the first time, a major Florida tomato producer, East Coast Growers and Packers, has implemented the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’(CIW) “Fair Food” program, breaking ranks with the dozen or so Florida companies that raise and ship most of the...

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