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        Tomatoes of Wrath: Lucas Benitez

        Lucas Benitez worked picking tomatoes in Southern Florida for wages that were barely enough to live on. Conditions were deplorable and workers faced a climate of intimidation, fear and violence right here in the United States. Lucas Benitez rose up to create an alliance of workers and consumers that forced fast food giants McDonalds and Taco Bell to change their ways. He was able to transform the lives of some of the worst paid people in America, and bring dignity to their working lives.

        This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

        http://www.pbs.org/now/youramerica/index.html

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