Because according to the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), slavery in America didn't really end with the advent of Juneteenth and the 13th Amendment. They have been fighting a battle for fair wages with Publix, our fancy Florida supermarket chain, for years with no avail.
The CIW has had some other major successes though, with fast food chains and most recently Trader Joe's.
While there has been some great reporting done locally and on the national level, there's nothing better than learning about an issue first hand.
You can do that tomorrow when the Tampa Free Skool hosts a guest speaker from the CIW. From the Free Skool folks:
This workshop shall cover the basics of the CIW's work with emphasis on the actions they have done and where the Campaign for Fair Food is now, specifically focusing on Publix. This workshop offers the opportunity for the community to get involved with a group making real concrete change for hard-working folks!
The workshop will be held at the Jimmie B Keel Regional Library on Saturday 3/3 from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.