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Act Now to Stop Slave Labor in Florida’s Tomato Fields
by via James Parks, AFL-CIO
Sunday Mar 30th, 2008 9:54 AM
Saturday, March 29, 2008 : More than 100 years after our nation ended slavery, the mostly immigrant workers who today pick tomatoes for the fast-food industry still are being treated like slaves. They are among the most exploited workers in the country, sometimes held against their will, beaten and forced to work for little or no pay.

Act Now to Stop Slave Labor in Florida’s Tomato Fields

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by James Parks, Mar 28, 2008 CIW

More than 100 years after our nation ended slavery, the mostly immigrant workers who today pick tomatoes for the fast-food industry still are being treated like slaves. They are among the most exploited workers in the country, sometimes held against their will, beaten and forced to work for little or no pay. Thousands more are trying to survive on poverty wages with no sick leave and no freedom to join unions for a better life.

They are fighting back, demanding to be treated fairly, and they need your help. The workers are reaching out to 1 million people to sign a petition demanding that Burger King and food industry leaders work with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) to improve the wages and conditions for the workers who pick tomatoes.

You can act now to urge Burger King to do the right thing and treat these workers with common human decency and respect. Click here to sign the petition to eliminate modern-day servitude in America’s produce fields and join an industrywide effort to eliminate slavery and human rights abuses from Florida’s fields. 

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Maybe if the unions weren't supporting democrats ...Aaron AaronsMonday Mar 31st, 2008 2:50 PM