Migrant Workers Ask for Fair Wages in Miami Fair Food Program Protest | NBC 6 South Florida

Migrant Workers Ask for Fair Wages in Miami Fair Food Program Protest

The protest took place Sunday in front of a Publix and Wendy's.

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    Dozens of migrant workers from Immokalee marched near Brickell asking for better wages. Organizers handed a letter to a Publix and Wendy's managers to send to their corporate offices asking the supermarket chain to join the Fair Food Program. NBC 6's Claudia DoCampo has the story. (Published Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013)

    Dozens of migrant workers from Immokalee marched near Brickell asking for better wages.

    The rally took place in front of a Publix supermarket. Organizers handed a letter to a manager to send to their corporate offices asking the supermarket chain to join the Fair Food Program.

    "It's been four years since we asked them to join and thus far they haven't even sat down to talk with farm workers," said Joe Parker with the Student Farm Worker Alliance.

    The rally moved over to a nearby Wendy's fast food restaurant where workers also asked them to join the Fair Food Program and pay one penny more per pound of tomatoes to help farm workers.

    "As part of relief for farm workers who for years have faced stagnant wages," Parker explained.

    This rally is part of a national effort to get Wendy's and Publix on board with fair working conditions for thousands of migrant workers in tomato groves.

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