For decades, Florida’s farmworkers faced sub-poverty wages, wage theft, sexual harassment, and, in the most extreme cases, modern-day slavery. Today, however, a new day is dawning in Florida’s fields. The Fair Food Program, an historic partnership among farmworkers, Florida tomato growers, and twelve major food corporations is building a new Florida tomato industry that advances the human rights and dignity of farmworkers. But the battle is not yet over.
Campus Ministry and the Worker’s Rights Committee of Students for Social Justice invite you to join Oscar Otzoy, farmworker and member of the CIW, today, Monday, Feb. 17, in the Jardine room from 5-7 p.m.. He will be discussing the achievements of the CIW, most recently signing with Wal-mart, the next steps in getting Wendy’s, the final fast food holdout, to do the right thing, and the importance of students and Ohioans in this movement. Light refreshments will be provided! For more info rmation on the Coalition please visit http://ciw-online.org/.