... and Trader Joe’s, which, in an attempt at “transparency” (odd for a chain known for its secrecy), published a letter explaining why it was refusing to sign the agreement. Really, guys? If McDonald’s and Burger King can sign a labor agreement, it can’t be that onerous; you should do it just for karma’s sake. (The CIW’s response is here.)
Despite the suggestive evidence, a causal link could not be established between pesticide exposures and the birth defects in the three infants. Nonetheless, the prenatal pesticide exposures
experienced by the mothers of the three infants is cause for concern. Farmworkers need greater protections against pesticides.
RELEVANCE TO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE: The findings from this report reinforce the need to reduce pesticide exposures among farmworkers. In addition, they support the need for epidemiologic studies to examine the role of pesticide exposure in the etiology of congenital anomalies.
4. The draft agreement contains a requirement that Trader Joe’s somehow will pay
the total premium whether or not the supply of Florida Tomatoes is sufficient to
meet our demands or regardless of where we actually buy the tomatoes. This, of
course, is a ridiculous requirement to which no serious business would agree.
5. The draft agreement requires Trader Joe’s to terminate any vendor or supplier
upon written notice from the CIW. This is one of the reasons for our
characterization of “overreaching.”
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