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Pardoning the turkey? Let’s thank farm workers instead

Wouldn’t it be something if the President’s annual pardoning of a turkey be replaced with an annual Thanksgiving recognition of workers along the food chain?

Immokalee farmworkers shine light on modern day slavery

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) are today’s version of David, as in David and Goliath. CIW started in 1993 as a small group of southwest Florida farm workers discussing ways to better their lives. CIW has evolved into a 4,000 strong membership organization of Haitian, Mayan and Hispanic agricultural workers. They’ve tangled with industry…