Coalition of Immokalee Workers

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    February 28, 2014

    Miami's Ten Best Things to Do Under $10 This Weekend

    Stoked because it's Friday, but bummed because you have nothing but pennies and lint in your pocket? Don't worry, you won't have to spend your weekend watching El Chacal blow his trumpet on Sábado Gigante with your Abuela. We've got you covered with the ten best music-related things to do under ... More >>

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    September 18, 2013

    Trader Joe's Opening Soon: Ten Items to Be Excited About

    A neighbor new to Miami from California recently stopped us and asked excitedly, "Do you know Trader Joe's is opening just a few miles away?" Giddy with the thought of once again roaming the bamboo isles and purchasing inexpensive wine, he confessed he'd written several letters to the Monrovia, Cali ... More >>

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    July 12, 2013

    Publix Protest in Little Havana Scheduled for Saturday

    Dozens of people are set to attend the opening of the brand new Publix Sabor in Little Havana tomorrow, but they're not going for free balloons and swag bags. Instead, they'll be there to protest Publix and demand an expansion of human rights for Florida farmworkers. The protest is scheduled for ... More >>

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    January 9, 2013

    Five Reasons Publix Isn't the Best Grocery Store Ever

    Like Coke versus Pepsi or McDonald's versus Burger King, some business battles will be waged forever. After all, people have strong opinions about what they put in their pie-hole. The same goes for supermarkets. Some people are die-hard Whole Foods junkies; others (as former Northeasterners know) ... More >>

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    May 31, 2012

    Chipotle is Best: Uses More Than 1.5 Million Pounds Of Florida Produce

    I never have much good to say about chain restaurants, but I've long touted Chipotle Mexican Grill as being better than the rest. The two main two reasons: Its tacos and burritos are tastier than any dishes served up by McDonald's, Burger King, KFC, et al. And there's its commitment to "Food with In ... More >>

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    December 8, 2011

    Farmworkers To Picket Publix On International Human Rights Day

    Farm workers will protest Publix on International Human Rights Day​The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) are planning to picket the newly opened Publix on KIllian Parkway and SW 104th Street on December 11th, International Human Rights Day.The protesters, comprised of dozens of farm workers fro ... More >>

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    September 22, 2011

    Burger King News: Tomato Pickers Sue for Back Pay

    ​Sixteen tomato pickers are suing Miami-based Burger King and Subway for back wages.Under a 2008 agreement with a group called the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, the tomato pickers were supposed to get a living wage for their work from the restaurant chains. They didn't.So they are claiming unspe ... More >>

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    December 9, 2009

    Publix Headquarters in Lakeland Protested by 500 for Farm Workers' Rights

    Jacob KatelSunday, November 8, 2009, West Miami​This past Sunday, more than 500 voices rang out strong in Lakeland at Publix headquarters. Students, farm workers, religious leaders, and concerned citizens came together to protest the supermarket company. It has refused to align itself with the Coa ... More >>

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    November 25, 2009

    Puck Fublix, Join The National Supermarket Week of Action

    Jacob KatelStand up for justice.​Hey America, this Thanksgiving let's buck tradition and not go out of our way to kill indians.So, maybe you don't know, but, most of America's tomatoes are grown in Immokalee, Florida, just up the street from Naples, and across the way from Miami, and most of the w ... More >>

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    November 11, 2009

    Publix Responds To CIW Protest Actions

    Monday, we brought you protest images from a spot near a West Miami Publix, where the Coalition of Immokalee Workers staged a protest. The CIW is a farmworkers union seeking a contractual commitment from Publix to ensure fair wages and conditions for workers. So far Burger King, Taco Bell, McDonald' ... More >>

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    November 9, 2009

    Does Publix Support Slavery? Farm Workers Protest for Human Rights

    Does your grocery store support modern slavery in the fields of Florida? A Florida farmworkers union says that Lakeland, Florida based grocery chain Publix continues to buy produce from growers recently convicted of actual human slavery.Heavy beatings, knife wounds, arms in chains, forced living i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    Tell Sodexo and Aramark to "End The Harvest of Shame" and SLAP Corporate Greed

    via​If you've never heard of Sodexo or Aramark they are both super-corp food service providers with major college and university cafeteria contracts. They are also big time purchasers of Florida tomatoes.They do not have an agreement with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers to protec ... More >>

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    August 11, 2009

    Hate Slave Tomatoes? Call Chipotle and Demand They Stand Up For Florida Farmworkers Rights

    ciw-online.orgSlavery Sucks!​How's that Chipotle burrito taste? Is there enough possibility of slavery in it? Care for a side of exploitation? Need a little extra sub-poverty wages in that?Strange that Chipotle, a company whose corporate persona is built on their slogan of "food with integrity," r ... More >>

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    July 30, 2009

    Chipotle Refuses To Partner With Coalition Of Immokalee Workers. How Bout Them Slave Tomatoes?

    image via chipotle.comMmmmm....those tomatoes taste slavegrown​Back in April when we gave away free Chipotle burrito passes through Short Order we didn't know they supported slave tomatoes.Chipotle is that company whose whole PR gimmick is "Food With Integrity." However, they have thus far refused ... More >>

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    June 5, 2009

    Coalition Of Immokalee Workers Declare Tomato Pickers Victory in Florida

    image via The Coalition Of Immokalee Workers, a Florida farmworkers union known for taking on the "big 4" fast food giants, winning, and garnering higher wages because of it, has just marked another milestone. Two Florida farms that specialize in growing and selling or ... More >>

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    April 28, 2009

    Temple Beth Sholom Hosts Anti-Slavery Benefit on Cinco De Mayo

    The Coalition of Immokalee Workers is an internationally recognized farmworker organization. Members fight the human rights violations commonplace in the fields where many of them work. They represent tomato pickers in the fields of Immokalee, where a vast amount of America's tomatoes get picke ... More >>

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    March 9, 2009

    Yes, Those Are Slaves On The Steps of The Florida Capitol Today

    If you happen to wander by the Capitol on your daily stroll around Tallahassee today, yes, that is in fact a truck full of farm workers being beaten into unpaid slave labor right on the steps of the Florida Legislature.A few months after the latest slavery bust in Immokalee -- where the despicable N ... More >>

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    January 6, 2009

    Slave Grown Tomatoes - Happy New Year From Immokalee

    If you buy your tomatoes at a major supermarket or eat at McDonalds, Burger King, Taco Bell or Subway, then you may well be biting into the blood-and-sweat product of forced- labor-induced plantation agriculture, a.k.a. slavery, from the fields of Immokalee, where crack-cocaine meets whips and chain ... More >>

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    July 11, 2008

    Burger King Pitches Penny To Tomato Pickers

    You say tomato, I say "Show me the Money" From The Economist: "After one embarrassment on top of another".... [ed note: like being caught SPYING on Florida Student/Farmworker activists in Fort Lauderdale] "Burger King backed down last month and reached a ground-breaking agreement with the Coaliti ... More >>

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    April 28, 2008

    Farmworkers Knocking at BK's Door Today

    Florida tomato pickers and activists from across the country plan to arrive at Burger King's Miami headquarters at 3:30 this afternoon with 75,000 signatures asking the corporation to kowtow to the Coalition of Immokalee Workers demands to pay pickers more and adopt a zero tolerance for slavery in t ... More >>

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    April 16, 2008
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    December 3, 2007

    Last Night: Concert for Fair Food at Bayfront Park

    Son del Centro rock out justicia. Photo by Esther Park Concert For Fair Food Saturday, December 1, 2007 Bayfront Park, Downtown Miami Better Than: winning a lifetime supply of Whoppers. This past weekend, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers were in full effect, along with 500 or so of their support ... More >>

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    November 30, 2007
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    August 31, 2007

    Burger King or Bust

    During college, I boycotted mega stores linked to exploited workers and supported Ralph Nader. After college, I cavorted with wealthy Republicans and shamefully ducked in to Wal-Mart Supercenter from time-to-time. Hopefully, the idealism of the 100-some college students traveling to Miami for a prot ... More >>

  • News

    August 16, 2007

    Burger Sting

    "I think that employees at Burger King earn more than tomato pickers"

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    May 12, 2005