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2011-03-03 10:00:00

Pressure mounts for Florida-based supermarket chain to sign Fair Food agreement with Coalition of Immokalee Workers in light of historic breakthrough with Florida tomato growers IMMOKALEE, Fla., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday, March 5th, farmworkers from Immokalee, Florida - the men and women who harvest the state's $620 million tomato crop - will be joined by religious leaders, students, and consumers from across the Southeast in three simultaneous marches through...

2011-02-24 19:11:00

Pressure mounts for fast-growing chain to sign Fair Food agreement with Coalition of Immokalee Workers in light of historic breakthrough with Florida tomato growers IMMOKALEE, Fla., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, February 28th at 1 o'clock, a busload of farmworkers from Florida - the men and women who pick the tomatoes New Yorkers eat from October to May every year - will be joined by students and community activists at Trader Joe's Upper West Side store (72nd &...

2010-07-22 13:53:00

Museum to visit historic landmarks, places of worship, and community centers July 25 to August 14 IMMOKALEE, Fla., July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Florida Modern-Day Slavery Museum consists of a produce truck of the same model in which farmworkers were locked and chained as part of recent slavery operations (U.S. v. Navarrete, 2008), accompanied by displays on the history and evolution of slavery in Florida agriculture. The museum's central focus is the phenomenon of modern-day...

2010-04-01 09:13:00

IMMOKALEE, Fla., April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Responding to an escalating campaign waged by students across the country, Aramark has agreed to work with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) to directly improve farmworker wages and working conditions in the tomato fields of Florida. The agreement comes a year into the Student/Farmworker Alliance (SFA)'s "Dine with Dignity" campaign, which calls on major food service providers to take responsibility for the human rights crisis and...

2009-09-25 10:56:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Compass Group North America and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) are proud to announce a partnership that will improve the working conditions of agricultural workers who harvest fresh tomatoes grown in Florida. The Immokalee region is the heart of the Florida tomato industry which provides 95% of all U.S. grown tomatoes eaten by Americans from October to June. As part of the agreement, Compass Group will pay an additional 1.5 cents per pound for...

2009-04-28 21:22:00

Coalition of Immokalee Workers and Bon Appetit Management Company Build Innovative New Model for Fair Labor Standards in Florida's Tomato Fields Bon Appetit Management Company becomes the first food service company to establish game-changing fair labor requirements that integrate: minimum fair wage, worker empowerment stipulations, and incentives to growers who exceed minimum requirements of the agreement. PALO ALTO, Calif. and IMMOKALEE, Fla., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- A Florida tomato...

2009-04-02 12:53:00

On eve of Farmworker Awareness Week, Florida's highest-ranking politician joins ranks of supporters calling for human rights in Florida's fields IMMOKALEE, Fla., April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As communities across the country come together to recognize the struggles faced by the workers who harvest this country's fruits and vegetables, the Coalition of Immokalee Worker's (CIW) Campaign for Fair Food adds another powerful supporter to the call for a more modern and humane agricultural...

2009-03-30 10:29:00

Students to food service provider industry: 'If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem.' IMMOKALEE, Fla., March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Student/Farmworker Alliance (SFA) has launched the "Dining with Dignity" campaign to educate and mobilize students across the U.S. about the role of food service provider industry leaders Aramark, Compass (and its subsidiary Chartwells) and Sodexo in perpetuating farmworker poverty and human rights abuses. The SFA is calling on...

2009-03-06 09:03:00

Immokalee Workers to Stage Theater Re-enacting Slavery Case on Steps of Old Capitol, Deliver Petitions to Governor Crist TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers: (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090306/DC80031) WHO: Farmworker members of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers; religious, student, human rights, and community leaders from across the country. WHAT: Members of the CIW will travel to...


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