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Burger King Resists Pay Increase for Tomato Pickers

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Burger King Resists Pay Increase for Tomato Pickers

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Burger King Resists Pay Increase for Tomato Pickers

Burger King Resists Pay Increase for Tomato Pickers

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Wages for Florida tomato pickers have stayed the same for nearly 20 years. Following the lead of McDonald's and other fast food giants, a Florida-based immigrant rights group is pressuring Burger King to pay a penny more per pound for tomatoes.

Valerie Alker reports from member station WGCU in Fort Myers, Fla.