Marching for One More Penny: The Coalition of Immokalee Workers Pickets Publix Supermarkets in Tampa Bay (via ACCESS DENIED)

This is an excellent write-up regarding food production and labour rights in Florida. Publix is a local supermarket giant, and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) have been fighting for better wages, working conditions and respect for farmworkers for nearly two decades now.

For those of us who feel that farmers and farmworkers should receive fair wages for the food we rely upon, this is a good article to read and to become aware of the exploitation that may be involved in the purchase of our food.

Marching for One More Penny: The Coalition of Immokalee Workers Pickets Publix Supermarkets in Tampa Bay    Nolan Kline University of South Florida Not My Usual Walk to the Grocery Store It’s 11:00am on Saturday and I walk out of my second floor apartment after finishing my coffee.  In the distance I hear car horns honking, cheers, and an indiscernible chant.  I immediately recognize the energized din as part of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ (CIW) second day of protesting, four blocks away at my neighborhood grocery store, Publix.  The CIW is a c … Read More

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