DENVER, October 4, 2012 – Chipotle Mexican Grill and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), a farmworker-based human rights organization, have reached an agreement that brings Chipotle’s commitment to sustainable food to the CIW’s Fair Food Program. The agreement, which will improve wages and working conditions for farmworkers in Florida who pick tomatoes for Chipotle, comes in advance of the winter tomato-growing season, when most of the nation’s tomatoes come from growers in Florida.
by Julianne Hing, Colorlines: Thursday, October 4 2012
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In what labor rights groups are calling a first in Walmart history, workers from multiple stores have walked off the job today. Workers led a one-day work stoppage for nearly a dozen Walmart stores to protest the retail giant’s retaliation for worker’s efforts to organize for better treatment and pay.
Read the just released CIW Report, Fair Food Program Changes the Norm: Confronting Sexual Violence and Harassment in the Fields.
DiMare Ruskin will pay a $150,000 EEOC settlement after women tomato-pickers filed complaints that they were sexually harassed.
By Christina Veiga
cveiga [at] MiamiHerald [dot] com
Join us with Alliance members ROC United, ROC NY, UFCW Local 1500, Brandworkers, and workers with a broad coalition of community organizations demanding an increase in the federal minimum wage. July 24th marks the date when the minimum wage was last raised in 2009 to $7.25/hour - not to mention the tipped minimum wage, frozen at $2.13 since 1991!