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22 March 2016

USA: Fair Food Program starts certifying strawberries to improve conditions for workers

Author: Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW)

"Fair Food Program strawberries set to hit select Whole Foods stores this week, carry FFP label on the clamshell", ...

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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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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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17 October 2009

Farmworkers picket Publix wanting grocery chain to pay more for tomatoes [USA]

Author: Liz Freeman, Naples Daily News [USA]

About 50 farmworkers and supporters of Immokalee farmworkers picketed a Publix in Naples on Saturday morning, calling for the Florida-based grocer to pay more for tomatoes and take a stand against inhumane conditions for tomato pickers... The...

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