Farmworkers To Picket Publix On International Human Rights Day (Updated)

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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 from Immokalee, Florida, will join other supporters to call on the supermarket chain to participate in the Fair Food Program, which guarantees Florida farm workers a living wage and better working conditions.

According to Jake Ratner of Interfaith Action of Southwest Florida,

an organization working to provide better wages and conditions to field

workers, Publix has refused to support wage increases for tomato

pickers for the past two years, based on an agreement between the CIW

and nine major participating tomato retailers.

The protest will start at 3 p.m. at the Publix at 11750 SW 104th Street, Miami

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