Immokalee farm workers protest Wendy’s

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Naples, Fla. — Big protests are coming to a Wendy’s in Collier County on Saturday. But instead of asking for $15 an hour, the protesters are “picketing for a penny.”

The “Picketing for a Penny” movement is sweeping the nation and the Coalition of Immokalee Farm Workers has joined the cause.

The Coalition has gotten fast food restaurants such as Chipotle, Burger King, Subway and Trader Joe’s to sign the Fair Foods Act for the balance of power, good working conditions and an extra penny per pound of tomatoes to farm workers.

However, some stores, like Wendy’s, have not complied and stopped buying tomatoes in the U.S.

That’s why over 100 people will be peacefully protesting outside Wendy’s to bring attention to the movement and continuing to change the lives of farm workers.

WINK News has reached out to Wendy’s but they have not responded.

The protest will take place at the Wendy’s along US 41 just south of Pine Ridge Road at 4 p.m.

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