Six-year-old Elias Perez of Immokalee particiaptes in the pageant once supporters reached the Publix at 1313 S. Dale Mabry in Tampa. On Saturday March 5, 2011 Farmworkers from the Coalitoin of Immokalee Workers, religious groups, students and other supporters joined in three simultaneous marches through Tampa, Fla. demanding fair labor standards for farmworkers. These groups started at three different Publix grocery stores converging at the 1313 S. Dale Mabry Hwy Publix for a rally. The event was part of a multi-state "Do the Right Thing Tour" organized by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers in which they are asking supermarket chains to support labor reforms in Florida agriculture.
Photo by James Branaman
Almost 1,000 members of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and its supporters marched and protested through the streets of downtown Tampa on Saturday and were united by one goal: getting Publix Super Markets, Inc. to “do the right thing.”
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