Labor Day celebrated the right way…

Fair Food activists ramping up for a Labor Day of Action with Publix protests across southeast market states!

This Labor Day weekend, a weekend in which we honor the contributions of workers to our society, Fair Food activists across the southern states that make up Publix’s market — from Homestead to Sarasota in Florida to Nashville, Atlanta, and more — are taking action to support the men and women who harvest Florida’s tomatoes!

For years, Publix has refused to join companies like Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Burger King, McDonalds and others in supporting the CIW’s Fair Food Program. This Labor Day weekend, you can join with people from your school, congregation or community group to call on Publix to join the Fair Food Program and do its part to support the groundbreaking collaboration among workers, growers, and purchasers that is changing wages and working conditions in Florida’s fields today.

If you wish to join in the Labor Day Weekend of Action, please contact the folks at Interfaith Action of Southwest Florida by emailing or calling 239-986-9101. They’ll let you know of any plans already underway in your area, supply you a template press release in order to publicize your action, and do whatever else they can to ensure that your action is a success. And don’t forget to take pictures for a photo report on the CIW website!

And, just in case you need a pinch of additional motivation to get you over the hump and into action, have a look at the video from Day Six of this past spring’s Fast for Fair Food:

Fast for Fair Food: The Ones We’ve Been Waiting For 3-10-2012 from Coalition of Immokalee Workers