The Coalition of Immokalee Workers

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The Problem

Lucas Benitez won a BRICK Award in 1999 for his work as Co-Director of The Coalition of Immokalee Workers in Immokalee, FL. By educating and organizing fellow migrant workers, Lucas helped secure the first wage increase for tomato pickers in 20 years, exposed and stopped two slavery rings and launched a labor action rights program that collected nearly $100,000 in back wages.

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