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

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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 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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jaun352
jaun352

Protest is at:11750 SW 104th StreetMiami, FL 33176at 3PM!

Puck_Fublix
Puck_Fublix

I hate the fact that a supposedly upstanding ethical moral business is such a slavewaging lowballing amoral institution

Elizabeth Figueredo
Elizabeth Figueredo

I think maybe the address is wrong? Aren't Killian Parkway & 104th street the same thing?

Laine Doss
Laine Doss

Yes - that was an incomplete address provided by the organizers. The post has been updated with the correct address.

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