art by Favianna Rodriguez
“ Washing one’s hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral. ” – Paulo Freire, Educator
Farmworkers Feed America: Tell Publix to Treat Them Right
A hunger strike is being waged right now by 70 farmworkers and allies at Publix corporate headquarters.
These mostly Latino farmworkers consistently face violations of their worker rights, and they are asking Publix to join other corporations like Trader Joe’s and Subway and sign onto the Fair Food Program. The program includes pay increases for tomato pickers and prevents human rights violations against farmworkers.
This Saturday, they will deliver this message to Publix CEO and Chairman and we need to create a groundswell of public support to move Publix to join on. This type of campaign has worked before and now we need Publix to join the Fair Food Program.
Can you sign onto this petition to Publix CEO and Chairman and tell them that you want them to meet with the fasters and that Publix needs to join the Fair Food Program right now.
Click here to see the original email we sent to members about this campaign.Take action