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.
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When you buy tomatoes at the local Publix, Ahold, Kroger, or Walmart, you become the last link in a chain that is attached to shackles in south Florida.
Due to the recession, supermarket workers are feeling the pain: low wages, escalating health care costs, and a reduction in pension benefits. However, unionized workers have locals watching their backs, and negotiating fair wages and benefits.
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