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This Human Rights Group Is A Model For How The U.S. Can End Slave Labor

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.10.2015 | Impact

A small group of workers in Florida began meeting weekly back in 1993 in a room borrowed from a local church to talk about how they could start improv...

Roque Planas

Farmworkers Call On Wendy's To Pay More For Tomatoes And Boost Their Wages

HuffingtonPost.com | Roque Planas | Posted 11.24.2014 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK -- With a brass band accompanying chants of “Your burgers might be square, but your food ain’t fair,” and “Wendy’s sucks, give up s...

Mandela: 'While Poverty Persists, There Is No True Freedom'

Greg Asbed | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
Greg Asbed

In those words lies the connection to the movement for Fair Food that prompted me to stop and reflect on the passing of Nelson Mandela in Immokalee. Farm labor poverty must be addressed so that workers can be freed from crippling fear and empowered to stand up for their rights.

Walking the Walk on Farmworker Rights

Maisie Ganzler | Posted 11.20.2013 | Green
Maisie Ganzler

I can tell you unequivocally that Worker Center Watch's claims could not be farther from the truth. How do I know? I'm part of that "industry" they claim to represent -- I'm a food service executive responsible for over $75 million per year in produce purchases.

A Penny a Pound, Plus Power: The Coalition of Immokalee Workers Changes History

Beverly Bell | Posted 07.15.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

CIW members hope that soon all tomato pickers throughout the country will have greater rights and wages, and then all agricultural workers, with the establishment of an industry-wide standard.

I Say Tomahto, You Say Exploitation

Raj Patel | Posted 05.20.2013 | Green
Raj Patel

What's the quickest way to get thrown out of a Publix supermarket? Is it a) to run naked through the aisles, b) to point and yell 'horsemeat!' at the deli counter or c) to query the manager about whether workers picking tomatoes are treated as well as she'd like. In my case, it was option c).

Expanding the Realm of the Possible in 2012

Beverly Bell | Posted 03.12.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

So vast and fiery are the problems that it may seem impossible to imagine that solutions exist or that change may be imminent. And yet, 2012 brought advances and victories that shifted the debate, transformed power, and won real gains in quality of life.

Must-See Farmworker Video Takes on Supermarkets, Holiday Season Food Industry Hypocrisy (VIDEO)

Katrina vanden Heuvel | Posted 02.05.2013 | Home
Katrina vanden Heuvel

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers, the remarkable farmworker organization in Florida that I have written about many times over the years as they continue to win victory after victory in their Campaign for Fair Food, has done it again.

Joe Satran

Chipotle Finally Signs On With Florida Tomato Pickers

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Satran | Posted 10.08.2012 | Home

Chipotle Mexican Grill announced Thursday that it had finally reached an agreement with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) to join the Florida t...

Fighting Sexual Harassment in the Fields

Greg Asbed | Posted 09.25.2012 | Home
Greg Asbed

For too long, the industry responded to accusations of farm labor abuse with denial and opposition. But today there exists a better way forward embraced by the vast majority of Florida growers.

Farm Workers Plan Hunger Strike Of Major Supermarket Chain

Brandon, FL Patch | Posted 02.17.2012 | Home

Fifty people will begin a “Fast for Fair Food” next month outside the Publix headquarters in Lakeland, it was announced this week in Brandon. H...

UPDATED: Colbert Speaks for Farmworkers: Take Our Jobs, Please!

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kurt Michael Friese

Migrant workers are not in fact taking away jobs from Honest-to-Glenn-Beck Americans. They are doing jobs that are vital to our national economy and that no one else will do.

Meatless Monday: Labor Day Pains

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Purple mountain majesties, amber waves of grain, we've got it all, but one of America's greatest natural resources is you. Yeah, you sitting in your ...