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16 November 2010

Tasty deal: Farmworkers get raise, agreement with tomato growers [USA]

Author: Laura Layden, Naples News [USA]

Florida farmworkers will get a long-awaited raise. On Tuesday, the leaders of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and the Florida Tomato Growers Exchange shook hands and signed an agreement they described as nothing short of historic...They will pass...

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16 November 2010

USA: Immokalee Workers sign pact with tomato industry association guaranteeing protection of labour rights and fair wage

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22 October 2010

Immokalee farmworkers land big deal [USA]

Author: Amy Bennett Williams, news-press.com

Florida's largest tomato grower [Six L's] has joined the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' Campaign for Fair Food, pledging to improve working conditions in their fields and pass on a penny-per-pound raise...The pact calls for a cooperative complaint...

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14 October 2010

Tomato grower, harvesters strike historic accord [USA]

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

After years of impasse, one of the nation's largest tomato growers has made peace with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers...Pacific Tomato Growers [part of Sunripe Produce] pledged to improve its working conditions and pay harvesters a penny more per...

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24 August 2010

Sodexo and Coalition of Immokalee Workers Sign Fair Food Agreement [USA]

Author: Coalition of Immokalee Workers, Sodexo

Sodexo...and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW)...have joined forces to improve farm worker wages and working conditions in the tomato fields of Florida. The agreement that establishes the new partnership was signed this week and takes effect...

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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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16 February 2010

Supermarkets must take stand against slave conditions for tomato pickers [USA]

Author: [column] Raj Patel, visiting scholar at Univ. of California-Berkeley & fellow at Institute for Food & Development Policy, in St. Petersburg Times [USA]

…[The] Coalition of Immokalee Workers… [is] asking for just a penny more for every pound of tomatoes they pick for the tomato companies and that their employers be required to comply with a basic code of conduct, including zero tolerance for forced...

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16 February 2010

USA: Florida growers group agrees members may pass on pay increase from restaurant firms to pickers, but worker coalition says move does not protect against abuses

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