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Farmworkers protest, call for boycott of food giants

Farmworkers, religious leaders, students, and consumer allies from across Florida converged at the Publix Greenwise in Tampa’s Hyde Park neighborhood for a mile-long march that concluded with at Wendy’s on Kennedy Blvd. Farmworkers joined with thousands of consumers to escalate the national boycott of the world’s third largest hamburger chain, Wendy’s. The boycott was launched by farmworkers last year in response to the retailer’s decision to shift tomato purchases from Florida to Mexico. Florida protesters are also calling on Publix Supermarkets to take responsibility for working conditions in its supply chain. (Mar. 29, 2017) CHARLIE KAIJO | Times

Source: Tampa Bay Times

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