By AMY BENNETT WILLIAMS • awilliams@news-press.com


Subway has agreed to increase tomato pickers' pay and improve their working conditions.


With more than 30,000 restaurants in 87 countries, Subway is the world's third-largest fast-food chain and the biggest fast-food buyer of Florida's $619 million annual tomato crop.


The company reached an agreement with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers on Tuesday - the day the coalition planned to start a 10-day nationwide protest urging Subway to join fast-food giants McDonald's, Burger King and Yum Brands as well as Whole Foods Market - all of which have agreed to the increase and improvements.

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