As allies of the United Workers, you know we have worked closely with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and the Campaign for Fair Food. So, we wanted to share the good news! The CIW made an historic breakthrough in the Campaign for Fair Food at a press conference this past Tuesday. The CIW and the Florida Tomato Growers Exchange signed an agreement to extend the CIW's Fair Food principles – including a strict code of conduct, a cooperative complaint resolution system, a participatory health and safety program, and a worker-to-worker education process – to over 90% of the Florida tomato industry.
The United Workers celebrates this victory as our own. Just as an injury to one is an injury to all, a victory for one is a victory for all in this struggle for human dignity. We congratulate the CIW on this hard fought victory and look forward to continuing to stand with them in this ongoing movement for justice in the fields of Florida. “Make no mistake, there is still much to be done,” said Lucas Benitez of the CIW. “This is the beginning, not the end, of a very long journey. But with this agreement, the pieces are now in place for us to get to work on making the Florida tomato industry a model of social accountability for the 21st century.”
To read more about this landmark victory, go to http://www.ciw-online.org/
Solidaridad!- United Workers