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1 October 2019

Australia: Investigators recover more than $80,000 in unpaid wages owed to Subway employees

Author: Stuart Marsh, Nine News

"Subway found to have underpaid Aussie workers thousands of dollars", 1 October 2019...

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29 January 2018

USA: Undocumented, female workers in agricultural industry often face abusive working conditions

Author: Ariel Ramchandani, The Atlantic

Undocumented workers without papers and workers on temporary visas are extremely vulnerable to exploitation in the workplace. This exploitation takes many forms, including unfair labor practices, working without fair pay, and sexual harassment and...

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25 June 2015

"What makes the Fair Food Program unique?": Video interview with Gerardo Reyes from Coalition of Immokalee Workers

The Fair Food Programme grew out of the Coalition of  Immokalee Workers to tackle abusive working conditions in the Florida tomato industry, where forced labour and sexual harrasment were commonplace.  The program is based around agreements with...

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7 December 2014

Mexico: Hardship on Mexico's farms, a bounty for U.S. tables

Author: Richard Marosi, Los Angeles Times (USA)

Mexico Hardship on Mexico's farms, a bounty for U.S. tables 08 Dec 14...

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12 November 2014

USA: Fair Food Program report highlights progress in improving working conditions at tomato farms in Florida

Author: Fair Food Standards Council

"Fair Food Program: 2014 Annual Report", Nov 2014...

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2 September 2014

USA: Fair Food Coalition urges Ahold, Publix, Wendy's & others to sign pact on tomato farm workers' rights

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers and its allies have long urged companies that source from Florida tomato farms to sign the Fair Food agreement, which gives workers greater protections against forced labour and other abuses, and guarantees them a...

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15 January 2014

A Penny a Pound and So Much More [USA]

Author: Pooja Bhatia, OZY

Wal-Mart joined the Coalition’s Fair Food Program the day this story was published, making it the 12th, and largest, retailer to do so. Given Wal-Mart’s purchasing power and influence over other supermarkets, Reyes-Chavez says, it’s a huge development...

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19 May 2013

[video] Coalition of Immokalee Workers Targets Wendy’s in Fair Food Campaign to Improve Wages, Conditions [USA]

Author: interview with Gerardo Reyes-Chávez of Coalition of Immokalee Workers, on Democracy Now!

Hundreds of farm workers and their supporters are in New York City ahead of Wendy’s shareholder meeting to demand improved working conditions for those who pick its tomatoes. The fast-food giant...is the latest target in the Fair Food Campaign...

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1 September 2012

Fair Food Program helps end the use of slavery in the tomato fields [USA]

Author: [opinion] Holly Burkhalter, International Justice Mission, in Washington Post

Since 1997, the Justice Department has prosecuted seven cases of slavery in the Florida agricultural industry — four involving tomato harvesters — freeing more than 1,000 men and women. The...catalogue of horrors: abductions, pistol whippings,...

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10 February 2012

Trader Joe's signs agreement in labor victory [USA]

Author: Yael Chanoff, San Francisco Bay Guardian [USA]

Trader Joe's...[on] Feb. 9...became the second grocery store chain -- the first was Whole Foods-- to sign an agreement with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW),...pledg[ing] to buy their Florida tomatoes only from companies that comply with the...

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