Accords gone sour

Accords gone sour

There are 5 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Nov 23, 2007, titled Accords gone sour. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Landmark deals to boost wages for Florida tomato pickers are in danger of collapsing under pressure from Burger King and a growers group, the latter threatening $100,000 fines against any members who ...

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half the work same cash

Miami, FL

#1 Nov 23, 2007
that would mean that the growers would have to hire twice the number of workers, because they will not have work as hard for the same pay as before meaning they will need twice as many workers at twice the price 22 per hour x 2 employees = 44 per hour instead of one picker at 11 per hour! that will make the prices sky rocket, then one of two things will happen ---nobody will buy tomoates and no pickers will get paid jack or they will just replace the workers with machines and no picker will get paid jack.. the results are the same!!!!
mother jones

Tampa, FL

#2 Nov 24, 2007
talk about powerful syndicates---- why does the media neglect to investigate that organized crime enterprise called the florida bar association...... broward county judges spat on the state legislature and usurped congress when the bar association declared that they could deny access to the broward courthouse by outsourcing to rhonda hollander's inacessible,insecure,corrupt office......kangaroo arbitration.com .
Anita Catchup

Pompano Beach, FL

#3 Nov 24, 2007
BOYCOTT burgerstink ,
I watched a video of the workers in the tomato fields just last week . And unless the growers decided to end their slave labor practices , the workers are paid a penny per pound , and must pick 32 pound buskets . My addition puts the pay closer to 32 cents per 32-pound bucket . The workers have not had a pay raise in over 30 years . And they are asking for a penny per pound increase , which would still be below minimum wage . Some of the workers are denied water to drink . Some are beaten . The coporate greed in this country never ceases to amaze me . Most of the field workers are immigrants , and SOME - not MANY , may be here illegally but is that any reason for slave labor ? You coporate a$swholes want your work done for free and if you can't HAVE-IT-YOUR-WAY , then you either outsource it to Inda , China , or any other country that will let you set up SLAVE LABOR CAMPS . Shame on you Magic Johnson !
SStephen

Miami, FL

#6 Nov 24, 2007
I will be boycotting Burger King until I hear that they have decided to help the poor tomato pickers. They are heartless.
OPERATION TRADEWINDS

United States

#7 Jul 3, 2009
mother jones wrote:
talk about powerful syndicates---- why does the media neglect to investigate that organized crime enterprise called the florida bar association...... broward county judges spat on the state legislature and usurped congress when the bar association declared that they could deny access to the broward courthouse by outsourcing to rhonda hollander's inacessible,insecure,corrupt office......kangaroo arbitration.com .
.......... THE FBI cannot keep up with the massive amount of lawyer / judge corruption.......... florida's local authorities have low interest in the GENE MOSS , Jack Ruby , Yossi Peled , harry korshak , jonathan pollard mombach , marra lansky , bugsy seltzer syndicates .

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