Coalition of Immokalee Workers

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The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) former in 1993 and "is a community-based worker organization. Our members are largely Latino, Haitian, and Mayan Indian immigrants working in low-wage jobs throughout the state of Florida...

"The CIW is a co-founder of the national Freedom Network USA to Empower Enslaved and Trafficked Persons. We are also co-founders and Southeastern US Regional Coordinator for the Freedom Network Training Institute, conducting trainings for law enforcement and social service personnel in how to identify and assist slavery victims, as well as advocating for the full prosecution of all traffickers, including corporations and their sub-contractors. At the state level, we are members of the US Attorneys Anti-Trafficking Task Forces for Tampa and Miami, as well as Florida State University’s statewide Working Group against Human Trafficking through its Center for the Advancement of Human Rights." [1]

CIW are listed as a partner of National Economic and Social Rights Initiative. [2]

In 2005, CIW received $100,000 grant from the Ford Foundation to be used for "community education and leadership development aimed at promoting better working conditions and higher wages for migrant farm workers through the use of human rights standards and methodologies." [3]



External links



Amy Bennett Williams, "Tomato pickers celebrate deal with Burger King: After three years, Immokalee workers receive increase," The News Press (Fort Myers, Florida), May 24, 2008.