Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Video Wins Testify Project National Video Contest

Yesterday the Testify Project announced that a NESRI produced video interview of Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) member Romeo Ramirez won the first round of their nationwide human rights video contest. According to the award announcement “In the two-minute video, Romeo describes how he and his fellow tomato pickers work to put food on the tables of families across the U.S., yet can hardly feed their own families, facing sub-poverty wages and frequent abuse from employers.” At the conclusion of the video Romeo explains “how the United States could be a global leader in gaining recognition of labor rights as human rights by ensuring a living wage for all workers and holding employers and the large corporations accountable for their actions.” Romeo has been invited to present his video at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, later this month as part of the preparations for the United Nation’s Universal Periodic Review of the United States’ human rights record.