Right now workers earn around 45 cents for each 32 pound bucket of tomatoes they pick. That's just 1.4 cents per pound of tomatoes, and the price hasn't changed in nearly 30 years!
That's why the Coalition of Immokalee Workers is asking that 4 major supermarkets follow in the footsteps of the fast food and foodservice industries and agree to improve working conditions of those that grow and pick our food.
You can help by sending a letter to Ahold (the company that owns Stop & Shop and Giant), Publix, Kroger, and Trader Joe's corporate offices urging them to sign an agreement with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers.
Photo Credit: Scott Robertson for the Coalition of Immokalee Workers