Still, Madonia said he understands that he remains in a unique position where he can make decisions that other sales managers can’t make.
Madonia said some of the fast-food restaurant chains have contributed money to pay the workers. That escrow bank account, he said, is likely worth nearly $2 million.
Madonia said that money should be distributed to the people who earned it.
He said some of his workers are CIW members and said he hopes the money he pays directly to his workers will better benefit them.
East Coast grows mature greens, romas and grape tomatoes on 7,000 Florida acres, with fall production in central Florida and wintertime production in Stuart.
It also has Eastern Shore production during the summer in Frogmore, S.C., and Mappsville, Va.