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Video: Coalition of Immokalee Workers announces first pact with a tomato grower [USA]

Author: Naples Daily News; video from NBC-2 WBBH TV [USA], Published on: 13 October 2010

...[The] Coalition of Immokalee Workers...took a “significant step forward” Wednesday by signing its first agreement with a major tomato grower. Pacific Tomato Growers [part of Sunripe] and the coalition announced that they have agreed to create an accounting system to pay workers the extra penny-per-pound the group has fought for in its Campaign for Fair Food. The agreement also includes a complaint resolution system, a participatory health and safety program and a worker-to-worker education process...Currently, the group is targeting Publix Supermarkets, asking them to commit to the penny-per-pound program. [Also refers to Taco Bell (part of YUM!), McDonald’s, Burger King, Whole Foods]

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