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Florida farmworkers want governor to provide coronavirus protections

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources We’ve all been told to keep a safe distance from one another to avoid the spread of the coronavirus, but on MidPoint, we heard from a farmworker...
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Coalition of Immokalee Workers will stop in Tampa on march “4 Fair Food”

Coalition of Immokalee Workers The Coalition of Immokalee Workers is organizing a cross-country march that includes Florida, for what they’re calling the “4 Fair Food” tour to boycott Wendy’s. As part of that tour, the...
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Dolores Huerta reacts to judge’s rebuke of Trump’s DACA cancellation

Dolores Huerta won the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her life of organizing workers, especially migrant farmworkers. With Cesar Chavez she co-founded the National Farmworkers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers. Huerta will...
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How you can help Coalition of Immokalee Workers after Hurricane Irma

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, we hear how the migrant farming community of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers has been affected; and we hear from Tampa Bay residents upset at their power companies. We took...
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New College of Florida students fasting for farmworkers

Five students at New College of Florida in Sarasota are giving up food for part of this week to show solidarity with migrant farmworkers; Third-year social sciences student Alex Schelle is doing it in part...
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Immokalee farmworkers will march from Tampa Publix to Wendy’s

We hear from two farmworkers’ rights groups about a major march that’s coming to Tampa this week: the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) brings its Return to Human Rights Tour back to the bay area. The Coalition...

Since Trump’s election, Tampa-area immigrants are on edge

The Southern Poverty Law Center has documented 23 incidents of hateful harassment and intimidation in Florida since the election of Donald Trump and they’ve counted more than 400 nationwide; in the Tampa Bay area advocates...
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Deficit expert says Pentagon hides true extent of Military Spending; Human Rights violations found at farms of two Publix tomato suppliers

By Rob Lorei There is a lot of concern about government spending and the federal deficit, with many people pointing the finger at social programs like SNAP.And while there has been many attempts to curtail access...
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Farmworker groups march to pressure Wendy’s on Fair Food Program

Florida migrant farmworkers and their allies will march from New York to Florida next month to call attention to working conditions in the fields; the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and the Alliance for Fair Food...
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Fair Food advocates oppose Publix at USF Tampa

This Friday the University of South Florida Board of Trustees will take a vote on leasing land to Publix for a supermarket on the Tampa campus. But activists for the fair treatment of farmworkers are...
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Fair Food Program expanding outside Florida

Florida tomato harvesters are celebrating that a labor agreement they hashed out with growers is spreading to other states; the Fair Food Program began as a deal between the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and tomato...

In St. Pete Student Farmworker Alliance announces boycott of Wendy’s

In St. Pete Student Farmworker Alliance announces boycott of Wendy's

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