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Mon Mar 5, 2012, 03:23 PM

Fla. farmworkers stage fast outside Publix headquarters [View all]

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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