Trader Joe’s signs on

To the Fair Food Agreement

February 13, 2012

It took ‘em a year and a half, but Trader Joe’s has finally agreed to sign the Fair Food Agreement. What’s that? It’s a document written by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers to help prevent Florida tomato pickers from being enslaved on the job.

As Barry Estabrook noted, several fast-food chains had signed the agreement, but the only grocery retailer to do so — until TJ’s signed on — was Whole Foods. Who’s the CIW’s next grocery target? According to the Huffington Post, the Publix chain is the next supermarket company in its sights.

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