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Fast Casual reports that Chipotle, normally held up as a relative paragon of virtue and integrity within the fast food community, “ is facing scrutiny over its unwillingness to work with the Coalition for Immokalee Workers (CIW), an organization dedicated to improving the working conditions of tomato harvesters in Florida.”

The problem is that Chipotle has not signed an agreement that would have tomato harvesters pay a penny more per bushel, which CIW says would go a long way toward improving working conditions for people in the fields. But Chipotle says that its relationships with independent growers do as much to support worker wages as any signed agreement with the CIW.

CIW says that Chipotle’s stance is misleading, and that it should take the formal step of signing the agreement.
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