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At first that one cent number seems a little surreal.

Tomato pickers are paid around 45 cents per 32 pound bucket of tomatoes picked or roughly 1.4 cents per pound. A penny per pound increase makes a significant increase in a tomato pickers wages moving it from 45 cents per bucket to 76 cents per bucket.

The Taco Bell agreement was that this one cent per pound increase went directly to the farmworker.

by aden on Fri Aug 11th, 2006 at 11:09:26 AM EST
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