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A Penny Per Pound

Mon, Jan 19, 2009

Episode 1: Premiere



by Ruth Morris

by Scott Robertson/Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Scott Robertson  (Coalition of Immokalee Workers)

Norberto Jimenez is a low-wage migrant worker who joined the Coalition of Immokalee Workers in their battle against Burger King and the Florida Tomato Growers Exchange.  We sent Ruth Morris into the tomato fields of South Florida to find out more.

The photos taken by Scott Robertson in the slideshow below are published with permission of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers:
Created with flickr slideshow.

Miami Herald: Subway to pay more for tomatoes

Coalition of Immokalee Workers:  Burger King and Coalition of Immokalee Workers  reach agreement

Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ archive of their Burger King campaign.

Florida Tomato Growers Exchange’s statement on the Coalition of Immokalee Workers.

Fort Myers News-Press: Tomato pickers feeling spied on

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