Línea Abierta : RIGHTS, RESPECT AND FAIR FOOD. ALSO, TAKING A STAND.
Summary: RIGHTS, RESPECT AND FAIR FOOD. The groundbreaking Coalition of Immokalee Workers from Southwest Florida are once again taking to the road for a two-week march to the headquarters of Florida’s largest supermarket chain Publix. The workers have signed eleven agreements with major food retailers, including fast food and super market chains, to ensure safe and fair working conditions and wages for tomato workers. So far, Publix has refused to sign. This edition includes sound from the opening rally and live interviews from the road. Guests: Lucas Benítez, Co-Director, Coalition of Immokalee Workers, Immokalee, FL, www.ciw-online.org/march ; Gregorio Alonso, Farm worker and marcher, Immokalee, FL; Nely Rodríguez, Leader of women's group, Coalition of Immokalee Workers, Immokalee, FL, www.ciw-online.org ALSO, TAKING A STAND. Bus riders from all over California converge on Bakersfield to rally outside Congressman Kevin McCarthy's office to call for him to push within the Republican party for comprehensive immigration reform. This is an interview with former astronaut and candidate José Hernández, who is participating in the action. Guest: José Hernández, Former astronaut, and former candidate to the U.S. House of Representatives, Bakersfield, CA.