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CEO Threatens 8,000 Employees: If Obama Is Reelected, You Will Be Fired
Business  (tags: CEO David Siegel, largest home in America, Orlando, Florida, taxes, firing employee, Obama, Presidential election, Westgate Resorts, timeshares )

- 2015 days ago -
It turns out you do not actually have the worst boss, unless your boss is Billionaire David Siegel who threatens to fire everyone if Obama is re-elected, said he can't pay the taxes if raised. He is also building the largest home in America for himself.
Send a Message to Chipotle's CEO ACTION
Business  (tags: farmworkers, Chipotle, Florida, tomato Fair Food Agreement, pickers, Immokalee, ethics )

- 2063 days ago - just have to unwrap the burrito a little bit to realize the way Chipotle purchases the tomatoes for its salsa undercuts the advances in working conditions Florida farmworkers have fought to win.
Fast for Fair Food: Farmworkers Fast So
Business  (tags: Publix, farm workers, Florida, farm workers rights, tomatoes )

- 2230 days ago -
In a sunlit field in Lakeland, Florida, outside the headquarters of Publix Supermarkets, a group of around a hundred and fifty clergymembers, farmworkers in blue T-shirts, and community members have been holding vigil since Monday, March 5.
Slavery in the Tomato Fields
Business  (tags: corruption, slavery, Florida )

- 2499 days ago -
From the outset, it became apparent that Navarrete's promises were too good to be true. Domingo's 20-dollar-a-week rent wasn't for a room with the family in the neat house but for shared space with three other workers in the back of a box truck out in...
BP Oil Spill: Gulf Tourism Takes a Huge Hit
Business  (tags: Alabama, BP PLC, Economic Impact, Florida, Gulf of Mexico oil spill, Hotels, Louisiana, Mississippi, Restaurants, Summer Vacationers, tourism, U.S. Travel Association )

- 2853 days ago -
On Day 65 of the spill disaster, as the busted well still belches oil, some hotels and related businesses in the Gulf face a downturn of 70 percent. Some have even shuttered.
Calculating BP's Liability
Business  (tags: Alabama, BP's liability, Deepwater Horizon rig explosion, Florida, Georgia, Gulf of Mexico, Halliburton, litigation, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Transocean, U.S. Chamber Of Commerce )

- 2862 days ago -
As oil continues to flow into the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion, litigation has already begun. According to the New York Times, about 200 people have already filed lawsuits in various courts around the country for claims ranging.
BP Hiring the Unemployed for Oil Spill Clean-Up
Business  (tags: clean up, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, gulf oil spill )

- 2871 days ago -
Beach cleaners will be paid $18 an hour and supervisors $32 an hour, according to Deb Witmer, BP public affairs officer.
Foreclosure Rates Surge: Banks Catch Up To Backlog, US On Pace To Hit 1 Million Repossessions In 2010
Business  (tags: Banks, California, Financial Crisis, Florida, Foreclosure Rate, Mortgages, Nevada, Obama, Predatory Lending, Real Estate, Realtytrac, Repossession, Subprime Mortages, Unemployment, Us Foreclosures, Wall Street, White House, Business News )

- 2925 days ago -
A record number of U.S. homes were lost to foreclosure in the first three months of this year, a sign banks are starting to wade through the backlog of troubled home loans at a faster pace, according to a new report.
STOP WASTING FOOD: Florida Farmer Plowing Under Strawberries Instread of Harvesting
Business  (tags: Florida, farming, strawberry farmers, water resources, bad decisions, wrong priorities, wasting food, plant, crops, food prices, hungry people, hungry animals, wastefulness )

- 2943 days ago -
Floridians are outraged as farmers allow strawberries that survived the cold snap and frost to rot in the fields or plow them under because prices crashed - and this after monopolizing water to save the plants at a cost to the residents.
Biggest Losers: Where Americans Aren't Moving
Business  (tags: California, Florida, Texas )

- 3036 days ago -
For years more people have fled the Golden State than have arrived. In the year ended July 1, California was the country's biggest loser, with nearly 100,000 more residents leaving than moving in.
Why the Slow Food Movement Needs to Help Stop America's Slave Labor
Business  (tags: human rights, farm workers, slavery, fast food, Immokalee, Florida, agriculture, business, crime, government, abuse, humans, society, economy, corporate, consumers )

- 3319 days ago -
If you eat tomatoes, in America, between the months of December and May, chances are some were picked by slaves. Immokalee, Florida, is where 90 percent of the nation's winter tomatoes are grown. We need to be in solidarity with those who grow our food.
Sign Petition: End Sweatshops and Slavery in the Fields
Business  (tags: human rights, farm workers, slavery, fast food, Immokalee, Florida, agriculture, business, crime, government, abuse, humans, society, economy, corporate, consumers )

- 3319 days ago -
Burger King and other food industry leaders have not only refused to join Yum! Brands and McDonald's in working with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) to improve farm labor conditions, but have actually sought to reverse gains made by workers.
Farm Bosses Plead Guilty to Enslaving Immokalee Workers in Florida Tomato Harvest
Business  (tags: Florida, Immokalee, Slavery, human rights, labor laws, successful prosecution, Coalition of Immokalee Workers, Florida Tomato Growers Exchange, industry-friendly, "third-party" monitoring group, Intertek, Burger King, slavery charges )

- 3511 days ago -
Yesterday, at federal court in Ft.Myers, FL, farm bosses from Immokalee pleaded guilty to "numerous charges of enslaving Mexican & Guatemalan immigrants, brutalizing them & forcing them to work in farm fields, 1 of most extreme stories of exploitation...
Migrant Tomato Workers Face Chronic Abuses
Business  (tags: Abuse Of Power, Farming, Florida, Laws, Poverty, Temporary Workers )

- 3649 days ago -
Southern Poverty Law Center describes the plight of farm workers, especially in the Southeast, were labor laws are scarce and enforcement even scarcer. This is a topic for legal and illegal immigrants alike.
Tomato-Pickers Feeling Spied On - Campaign of Dirty Tricks Tied to Burger King
Business  (tags: US, Florida, Burger King, tomato pickers, CIW, Coalition of Immokalee Workers, the Student/Farmworker Alliance )

- 3655 days ago -
Who'd spy on a couple of nonprofit human rights groups? Who'd hire professional infiltrator to sit in on their planning sessions? Who'd attack them on Web for their efforts to improve lives of workers who pick produce for world's largest fast food chains?

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