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How philanthropic efforts by Kresge, Marguerite Casey and other foundations helped bring end to "abusive practices" for FL tomato pickers.

"On the front page of The New York Times last week, there was a fantastic article about how the abusive practices faced by workers in Florida tomato fields have virtually ended. Laborers, mostly immigrants, are now less likely to be abused, and they experience better working conditions and receive higher pay. The article did a great job explaining the community organizing and advocacy efforts of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) that led to the improved conditions. But one important piece of the story was left out: the role that foundations and other grantmakers played in helping make the organization's accomplishments possible." -- Aaron Dorfman, Huffington Post

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