Workers end fast

Malcolm, Teresa
January 1998
National Catholic Reporter;01/30/98, Vol. 34 Issue 13, p6
Reports on the termination of the 30-day hunger strike staged by Abundio Rios, Antonio Ramos and Samuel Mar to pressure tomato growers in Immokalee, Florida to negotiate a wage increase for laborers who pick their crop. Other laborers who had ended their hunger strike earlier due to poor health; Former United States President Jimmy Carter's offer to arrange a mediation between the growers and the pickers.


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