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Business  (tags: Publix, farm workers, Florida, farm workers rights, tomatoes )

- 2601 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.


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cowboss at wscc (68)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 9:51 am
Just so consumers can have cheap food! Vote with your $

Jason S (50)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 10:03 am
Interesting article

Tim C (2420)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 10:12 am

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 10:13 am
noted thnx

Craig Pittman (52)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 10:33 am
Good for these folks for their advocacy and thanks for bringing this forward Nancy. Fortuantely we here are able to support our local farmers by purchasing directly from them.

Ann L (15)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 12:03 pm
Noted. Sad we work so hard for 3rd world countries to have employees pay their workers a fair wage for a days work, but ignore our own people here.

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 12:30 pm
Noted. Thanks Nancy.

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 1:15 pm
Good luck to them.

H Nick H (1826)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 1:49 pm
all for one cent a pound

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 1:57 pm
I commend their valor.

Lois Jordan (63)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 2:01 pm
Thanks for the article, Nancy. I wish them much luck as well.

Teresa Cowley (274)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 2:47 pm
It would cost relatively little for all to share fairly in the profits--but some people are so greedy!!

SANDRA R (145)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 5:51 pm
Noted. Thank you Nancy.

Ellen m (215)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 7:52 pm
Having grown up in Cali in the 50's and 60's i remember well the strikes and retaliation that went along with all the workers issues, and the unwavering leadership of Cesar Chavez.

But little has changed in not only the lives of these workers, and they still have to fight for every little penny.
The one think they don't have to fight for is my respect.

cynthia l (207)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 8:58 pm
may they be blessed I admire them

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 11, 2012, 6:03 am
thank you

paul m (93)
Sunday March 11, 2012, 7:06 am

noted and thanks

Jane H (139)
Sunday March 11, 2012, 10:07 am
Hooray for all of them! We all need a living wage.

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 11, 2012, 11:24 am
Noted! I won't shop a Publix

. (1)
Sunday March 11, 2012, 11:27 am
Noted. Thank you Nancy.

H Nick H (1826)
Sunday March 11, 2012, 1:32 pm
I also wanted to add that some people complain that these Mexicans come and take jobs away from
Americans. My question, where are the Amerians who want to work in the hot sun 8 or more hours a day for much less than minimum wage? I know I wouldn't.

Susanne R (236)
Sunday March 11, 2012, 10:43 pm
Shame on Publix! The majority of its shares are employee-owned --so many of the shareholders know what it's like to work hard for small wages. Publix is doing well, so why not share the wealth? Show some appreciation for the back-breaking work these pickers do in the God-awful heat! What if the tomatoes were left to rot in the fields? Have a heart! It's bad enough that the 1% behave in such a manner! Publix should not lower itself to their level...

Quanta Kiran (67)
Monday March 12, 2012, 3:33 am

Kathy Javens (104)
Monday March 12, 2012, 8:32 am
It is time we take care of our own. I am all for helping others, but with the broken situation we are in, we need to start helping ourselves. NOW!!!

. (0)
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 9:42 am
Noted, thanks.
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