March to Stop SweatShops in Boston!

This Sunday, February 27th, join the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) and their allies from all over the Northeast in Boston for the largest and most important action the CIW has ever done in the Northeast!

We will march from Copley Square to Brigham Circle to call on Stop and Shop to support the fight for dignified wages and respect for farmworkers in the company’s grocery supply-chain. The CIW is a community-based organization of mainly Latino, Mayan Indian and Haitian immigrants working in low-wage jobs throughout the state of Florida. For the past two decades, the CIW has organized against human rights and labor rights abuses in the Florida agricultural industry, and has recently won landmark victories after winning successful campaigns against fast food companies & food service providers. Now, the Coalition is turning its sights on supermarkets that purchase tomatoes from Florida growers, and is leading a campaign focusing on Stop & Shop stores in our region.

A bus full of fifty Fair Food allies from the student, labor, faith, & immigrant communities in Providence will be heading to Boston on Sunday to show our support for farmworkers’ rights and to stand up against Stop & Shop’s failure to take a stand against abuse and injustice in the fields. Here is information about the march logistics; if you’re in the Greater Boston area, please join us!

Update: this article about us ran on the front page of the Brown Daily Herald!

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