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The Coalition of Immokalee Workers, which began in southwestern Florida in 1993, was profiled by the New York Times on April 25, 2014. The article reported that Florida's 15 major tomato growers employ 30,000 workers to pick tomatoes in 32-pound buckets. About 4,500 of these workers belong to the CIW.
The CIW's Fair Food Program requires buyers of mature green tomatoes to pay an extra 1.5 cents a pound for the Florida tomatoes they buy. Growers keep 0.2 cents of this additional payment to cover their costs and pass 1.3 cents of the extra funds on to tomato pickers, raising the piece rate from 50 cents to 82 cents a bucket.
The CIW said that its penny-a-pound campaign generated an extra $11 million for workers since 2005.