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LGBTQ Candidates Are on the Rise in 2018

March 26, 2018 - 3:00pm

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There is a surge of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer candidates vying for political office in 2018.
Early last week, Fort Lauderdale voters gave a sweeping victory to attorney Dean Trantalis, 64, to succeed Mayor Jack Seiler. He led the polls with about 65 percent of the vote, The Sun-Sentinel reported.

Farmworkers Bring Human Rights Fight to Wendy's Doorstep, Fasting and Calling for Boycott Over Abuses

March 15, 2018 - 3:00pm

Dozens of farmworkers with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers have entered their last day of a 5-day fast outside the Manhattan office of Nelson Peltz, the board chair and largest shareholder of the restaurant chain Wendy's. They are demanding Wendy's sign onto the Fair Food Program, which would require the fast-food giant to purchase tomatoes from growers that follow a worker-designed code of conduct that includes a zero-tolerance policy for sexual harassment and abuse in the fields. Wendy's is the only major fast-food chain that has refused to sign onto the Fair Food Program.

Florida Farmworkers Push for Fairness in the Fields

March 7, 2018 - 4:00pm

Immokalee, Florida, is known for producing nearly all of the winter tomatoes in the United States. Up until recently, the town also had a reputation for being home to some of the worst labor exploitation in the country, with sexual violence, wage theft, and assault occurring regularly in the tomato fields. The working conditions were so bad that the town was considered "ground zero for modern slavery" in the United States.

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