Last week, theCoalition of Immokalee Workers announced an astonishing breakthrough in an ongoing campaign to win wage increases for 80,000-100,000 seasonal laborers picking tomatoes for Florida farms. Even more surprising, writes Charles Johnson, C.I.W. announced that the concessions came from Walmart, in a negotiated, government-free agreement with one of the more die-hard enemies of union contracts in corporate America. It's all part of the growing alt-labor movement, which revives the tradition of libertarian methods of voluntary association, nonviolent activism, and social solidarity to create a more vigorous, less domesticated labor movement.
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