IAM Florida Sugar workers and the IAM Legislative Team have defeated an anti-sugar worker farm bill amendment that would have flooded the U.S. market with subsidized imports and depressed farmers’ take-home pay.
The Foxx-Davis amendment would have caused the loss of thousands of U.S. jobs. Thanks to the IAM’s work on Capitol Hill, its defeat will secure over 142,000 jobs in 22 states.
“This is not only a victory for the U.S. sugar farmers and workers, but it is a huge victory for the communities where IAM members live and work,” said IAM International President Bob Martinez. “I am tremendously proud of the IAM Florida Sugar members and their lobbying efforts over the past few months.”
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