Categories & Tags: coalition of immokalee workers

UAW Local 42 in Chattanooga latest example of creative organizing in the South   |   July 17, 2014
By Joe Atkins, Labor South The United Auto Workers' decision last week to move forward with establishing UAW Local 42 for Volkswagen workers in Chattanooga, Tenn. shows the...

 

Florida farmworkers score surprise Walmart agreement   |   April 3, 2014
By Jenny Brown, Labor Notes Last year was hard on Walmart's shiny brand. From Bangladeshi garment workers crushed in a building collapse while sewing for the chain, to...

 

In 'fair food' fight, Florida farmworkers take on industry   |   March 17, 2014
By Sarah Lazare, Common Dreams The Immokalee, Fla. migrant farmworkers who have forced some of the biggest food industry corporations in the world to acquiesce to their demands...

 

Sexual harassment still 'normal' in low-wage jobs   |   March 7, 2014
By Jane Slaughter, Labor Notes Since sexual harassment is about power, not sex, it's not surprising that low-wage women in lousy jobs get a lot of it. The Equal Employment...

 

Chipotle fair-food agreement is the latest win for Florida farmworkers   |   October 8, 2012
A six-year campaign for justice has ended with a big win for a Florida farmworkers' rights group. Last week Denver-based Chipotle Mexican Grill signed an agreement with the...

 

VOICES: A new Emancipation Day for Florida's farmworkers?   |   May 18, 2012
On May 20, 1865 United States General Edward M. McCook gave the first reading of the Emancipation Proclamation in the state of Florida. It was a moment that African Americans had...

 

Fighting the good fight for immigrant workers in Mississippi ... and winning   |   April 26, 2012
By Joe Atkins, Labor South Four years ago, noted labor writer David Bacon had this to say about the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance and its fight for immigrant workers in...

 

Pressing grocery chains, Florida tomato pickers start to feel gains   |   March 30, 2012
By Eduardo Soriano-Castillo, Labor Notes Calling on a generations-old tradition to dramatize the abuses in farm labor, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers held a weeklong fast in...

 

Florida tomato pickers: Trader Joe's is rotten   |   November 2, 2011
By Eduardo Soriano-Castillo, Labor Notes Florida's tomato farmworkers and their long-time community allies brought a two-year fight to specialty grocer Trader Joe's...

 

VOICES: Hope in Mississippi   |   July 29, 2011
By Joe Atkins, Labor South A hardened, intransigent right-wing has taken over the Republican Party and proved its willingness to take the nation to the economic brink to protect...

 

"21st Century Bull Connors" stand in way of progress in Florida's fields   |   April 22, 2008
by Jeffrey Buchanan, Guest Contributor Last Tuesday, Chairman Edward Kennedy and Sen. Bernie Sanders of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions held a...