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Mon Mar 5, 2012, 03:23 PM

Fla. farmworkers stage fast outside Publix headquarters

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/sns-bc-fl--farmworkers-publix,0,3465878.story

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) Florida farmworkers and their supporters are staging a fast outside Publix Super Markets headquarters in Lakeland.

The fast organized by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers started Monday and will last through Saturday.

The coalition wants Publix to join a program that supports pay increases for tomato pickers and prevents human rights violations against farmworkers.

Whole Foods Market, McDonald's and other larger corporate buyers of Florida tomatoes have joined the program.

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Turbineguy Mar 2012 #1
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Mon Mar 5, 2012, 03:25 PM

1. Smart

picketing Win-Dixie would be a total waste of time.

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Mon Mar 5, 2012, 03:41 PM

2. Living on a fixed income already makes it hard to find tomatoes cheap. I love tomatoes but I

 

will make my best attempt to buy them even at a little higher prices but not as much.

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