Farm Workers Protest For Rights
This weekend marked the end of a six-day fast by farm workers protesting against Publix.
The Coalition of Immokalee workers marched on the company's headquarters in Lakeland to make their wishes clear to the supermarket chain.
The group says they want Publix to recognize their humanity and join their Fair Food Program, which improves wages and working conditions by paying an extra penny per pound of tomatoes.
Those who came out to support the workers say they know even a penny can make a difference.
Publix representatives say they are willing to pay an extra penny, but the company believes that money should go to the farm owners.
Publix says they should not be responsible for paying farm workers that don't directly work for the supemarket.
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