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Coalition of Immokalee Workers Protest Publix

Meghan Cohorst with the Student/Farmworker Alliance, center, chants into a megaphone as she stands outside of the Publix supermarket on U.S. 41 across from the Coastland Center on Oct. 17, 2009 during an hour-long protest. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers and other area groups protested low wages and unsafe working conditions for tomoato pickers in Southwest Florida. They are urging Publix to sign a code of conduct, which other businesses such as McDonald's, Subway Burger King and others have done. Greg Kahn/Staff

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Meghan Cohorst with the Student/Farmworker Alliance, center, chants into a megaphone as she stands outside of the Publix supermarket on U.S. 41 across from the Coastland Center on Oct. 17, 2009 during an hour-long protest. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers and other area groups protested low wages and unsafe working conditions for tomoato pickers in Southwest Florida. They are urging Publix to sign a code of conduct, which other businesses such as McDonald's, Subway Burger King and others have done. Greg Kahn/Staff

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  • Martina Martin of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers chants with fellow protestors as they stand outside of the Publix supermarket on U.S. 41 across from the Coastland Center on Oct. 17, 2009 during an hour-long protest. CIW and other area groups protested low wages and unsafe working conditions for tomoato pickers in Southwest Florida. They are urging Publix to sign a code of conduct, which other businesses such as McDonald's, Subway Burger King and others have done. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Laura Selvey, 20, holds a sign facing the street outside of the Publix supermarket on U.S. 41 across from the Coastland Center on Oct. 17, 2009. Students joined with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and other area groups to protest low wages and unsafe working conditions for tomoato pickers in Southwest Florida. They are urging Publix to sign a code of conduct, which other businesses such as McDonald's, Subway Burger King and others have done. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Meghan Cohorst with the Student/Farmworker Alliance, center, chants into a megaphone as she stands outside of the Publix supermarket on U.S. 41 across from the Coastland Center on Oct. 17, 2009 during an hour-long protest. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers and other area groups protested low wages and unsafe working conditions for tomoato pickers in Southwest Florida. They are urging Publix to sign a code of conduct, which other businesses such as McDonald's, Subway Burger King and others have done. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Romeo Ramirez of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers chants into a megaphone as he paces outside of the Publix supermarket on U.S. 41 across from the Coastland Center on Oct. 17, 2009 during an hour-long protest. CIW and other area groups protested low wages and unsafe working conditions for tomoato pickers in Southwest Florida. They are urging Publix to sign a code of conduct, which other businesses such as McDonald's, Subway Burger King and others have done. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Laura Selvey, 20,  Kesem Omer, 21, Shantal Alvarez, 21, and Jessie Vondrak, 19, hold signs facing the street outside of the Publix supermarket on U.S. 41 across from the Coastland Center on Oct. 17, 2009. The students, joined with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and other area groups to protest low wages and unsafe working conditions for tomoato pickers in Southwest Florida. They are urging Publix to sign a code of conduct, which other businesses such as McDonald's, Subway Burger King and others have done. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Protestors line U.S. 41 in front of Publix supermarket across from the Coastland Center on Oct. 17, 2009 during an hour-long protest. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers and other area groups protested low wages and unsafe working conditions for tomoato pickers in Southwest Florida. They are urging Publix to sign a code of conduct, which other businesses such as McDonald's, Subway Burger King and others have done. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Romeo Ramirez of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers holds a sign as he paces outside of the Publix supermarket on U.S. 41 across from the Coastland Center on Oct. 17, 2009 during an hour-long protest. CIW and other area groups protested low wages and unsafe working conditions for tomoato pickers in Southwest Florida. They are urging Publix to sign a code of conduct, which other businesses such as McDonald's, Subway Burger King and others have done. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Meghan Cohorst with the Student/Farmworker Alliance, center, chants into a megaphone as she stands outside of the Publix supermarket on U.S. 41 across from the Coastland Center on Oct. 17, 2009 during an hour-long protest. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers and other area groups protested low wages and unsafe working conditions for tomoato pickers in Southwest Florida. They are urging Publix to sign a code of conduct, which other businesses such as McDonald's, Subway Burger King and others have done. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Colby Meyers, 19, right, holds a sign facing the street outside of the Publix supermarket on U.S. 41 across from the Coastland Center on Oct. 17, 2009 during an hour-long protest. The students, joined with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and other area groups to protest low wages and unsafe working conditions for tomoato pickers in Southwest Florida. They are urging Publix to sign a code of conduct, which other businesses such as McDonald's, Subway Burger King and others have done. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Kesem Omer, 21, left, and Shantal Alvarez, 21, right, show signs facing the street outside of the Publix supermarket on U.S. 41 across from the Coastland Center on Oct. 17, 2009 during an hour-long protest. The students, joined with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and other area groups to protest low wages and unsafe working conditions for tomoato pickers in Southwest Florida. They are urging Publix to sign a code of conduct, which other businesses such as McDonald's, Subway Burger King and others have done. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Rev. Dana Hendershot, left, hands a petition to Publix district manager Vince Mingione, right, outside of the Publix supermarket on U.S. 41 across from the Coastland Center on Oct. 17, 2009. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers and other area groups protested low wages and unsafe working conditions for tomoato pickers in Southwest Florida. They are urging Publix to sign a code of conduct, which other businesses such as McDonald's, Subway Burger King and others have done. Greg Kahn/Staff

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers and other area groups protested low wages and unsafe working conditions for tomoato pickers in Southwest Florida on Saturday in front of Publix on U.S. 41 in Naples. They are urging Publix to sign a code of conduct, which other businesses such as McDonald's, Subway Burger King and others have done.

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