Fl Hunger Strike Valerie Alker of member station WGCU in Fort Myers, Florida reports that a hunger strike by six migrant farmworkers is in its eleventh day. The tomato pickers are trying to force Florida growers to negotiate with them on a pay increase. The growers say farmworkers in Florida are paid wages that are higher than the national average and that imports from Mexico are forcing them to keep wages down.
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Fl Hunger Strike

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Fl Hunger Strike

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Valerie Alker of member station WGCU in Fort Myers, Florida reports that a hunger strike by six migrant farmworkers is in its eleventh day. The tomato pickers are trying to force Florida growers to negotiate with them on a pay increase. The growers say farmworkers in Florida are paid wages that are higher than the national average and that imports from Mexico are forcing them to keep wages down.