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 unspecified damages.
The suit was filed Wednesday in Miami Dade Circuit Court by a Miami hero, Greg Schell, a Harvard educated lawyer -- fluent in Creole -- who has been a thorn in the side of farm owners for decades.
Schell is seeking back wages -- an extra penny a pound the restaurants agreed to pay. He says the companies have refused to communicate honestly with him about the issue.
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Oddly, the coalition doesn't support the lawsuit, according to the Washington Post.
Way to go, Greg.