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Workers' rights rally at Tampa Whole Foods store listen

03/11/14 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Whole Foods, minimum wage, worker's rights, Chicago, Tampa, Rhiannon Broschat, union, unionize


A day long rally was held last Saturday, International Women’s Day, outside a Whole Foods store in Tampa. A smattering of activists, protesters and concerned customers voiced their support for a Chicago woman who was fired from Whole Foods when she took time off to care of her special needs son during the second Polar Vortex snowstorm.

When Rhiannon Broschat was fired...

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Labor activists want local control over wage theft ordinances, ask state to stay out of it listen

04/10/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Labor activists are protesting two bills working their way through Tallahassee they fear would hurt workers. The protest in front of the County Center in downtown Tuesday Tampa was led by AFL-CIO regional coordinator Aaron Carmella who said the so-called “wage theft” bills would rob local governments of their abilities to protect workers from unfair employers.

“They say that they’re trying to streamline a process to keep it the same across the state, but basically what they’re ...

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Farmworkers will march for rights, respect and fair food listen

03/01/13 Lenka Davis
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The Coalition of the Immokalee Workers is starting its two week march for rights, respect and free food this Sunday. They are again calling on Publix to support human rights for Florida tomato-pickers. Farmworkers and their supporters will march 175 miles to draw attention to their cause.

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers, together with eleven major food corporations have established a partnership called the Fair Food Program to prevent sub-poverty wages, wage theft, sexual harassment and...

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