A Small Victory for Food Workers

Chalk up another one for the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), the Florida-based community organization that has been trying for decades to improve the grim lot of migrant tomato pickers, most of whom toil for less than minimum wage. This week, ARAMARK, the giant corporation that supplies food to universities, hospitals, stadiums, and other institutions around the world, announced an agreement with the coalition that gives workers 1.5 cents more per pound for the produce they pick.

Good news for farmworkers and a great site to bookmark to keep up with such issues: The Politics of the Plate. They do a better job than we ever will.