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Giving Tuesday Challenge: Help us raise $5,000 TODAY – and your donation will be doubled!

December 3, 2019

Calling on the Fair Food Nation: Giving Tuesday is here, and we need your help to keep the Fair Food movement strong! Help us get to $5,000 TODAY, and your donation will be matched! Today is Giving Tuesday, the day millions of people across the country set aside as a reminder to donate to their favorite charities, giving whatever they can to build stronger communities and a better, more just society.  For the women and men in America’s fields and their families, the proven, powerful program best equipped to do just that is, unequivocally, the Fair Food Program. Today, we […]

DEC. 3: Give thanks for farmworkers! #GivingTuesday is around the corner…

November 27, 2019

“How can I enjoy my food if the people growing, harvesting and packing it aren’t treated with respect and paid a decent wage? I am a proud supporter of the Fair Food Program because they are worker-led, creative, and tireless.”  – Mary Pautz, longtime CIW ally and donor Thanksgiving is almost upon us!  Today, from farmworkers in Immokalee to conscious consumers across the country, families are preparing to take time to be together, enjoy a good meal, and give thanks for each other and the many gifts this past year has brought.  Among the gifts that we receive every day, […]

New York City Council Members: “Wendy’s, New Yorkers expect better.”

November 25, 2019

New York City Council Members Mark Levine, Brad Lander, and Helen Rosenthal introduce resolution calling “on Wendy’s to join the Fair Food Program and support farmworkers’ human rights”! Live in New York? Email your City Council Member TODAY to urge them to support Resolution 1156! Last week, over 500 farmworkers, their families, and supporters from across New York City and the northeast marched through the heart of Manhattan to the hedge-fund offices of Trian Partners, Wendy’s largest shareholder.  As chants of “Boycott Wendy’s” thundered down Park Ave., Council Member Mark Levine rose to the mic to exclaim, “Bienvenidos!” and announce that members of the Big Apple’s […]

500+ march on Wendy’s in NYC: “The longer they hold out, the stronger we become!”

November 21, 2019

From university halls to City Hall, over 500 farmworkers and consumers come together in New York’s streets demanding to know “What are you hiding, Wendy’s?” with day-long protest, march! PLUS: Comic and actor Amy Schumer visits protesters to lend support to farmworkers and their families fighting for justice; and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders endorses Wendy’s Boycott! AND: New York City Council introduces resolution calling on Wendy’s to join award-winning Fair Food Program! In the early hours of Monday morning, over 70 farmworkers, their families, and allies gathered in front of the offices of Trian Partners, Wendy’s largest institutional shareholder, in […]

BREAKING: Park Slope Food Coop in NYC joins forces with CIW to support, expand award-winning Fair Food Program!

November 8, 2019

Park Slope Food Coop: “As our Mission Statement says, ‘We seek to avoid products that depend on the exploitation of others.’ Ethical production and sourcing are among our core values, and our membership has voted overwhelmingly to support the FFP – a first in the nation for a local retailer. The Fair Food Program embodies those values, ensuring that the food we buy each day to feed our families is harvested with dignity and respect for the women and men laboring in the fields.” What:  The launch of a new partnership for farmworker human rights by Park Slope Food Coop and the […]

PHOTO REPORT: National Day of Action turns up the heat on Wendy’s with 20 actions in 14 states!

November 5, 2019

From Washington State to Washington DC, the Fair Food Nation ramps up for CIW’s major mobilization in NYC on November 18 with nearly two dozen Wendy’s Boycott demonstrations! On October 28th, the Fair Food Nation came together for a huge National Day of Action in the Wendy’s Boycott!  In nearly two dozen actions in 14 cities, students, community allies, and faith-based groups took to the streets, from Washington State to Rhode Island and South Florida. These local acts of solidarity, which included vibrant marches, pickets, banner drops, teach-ins, and letter delegations, set the stage for the CIW’s big Wendy’s Boycott march […]

Worker-driven Social Responsibility (WSR) movement leaders gather in New York!

October 25, 2019

Breakthrough in Lesotho apparel industry brings leaders from four different continents together to discuss growing WSR movement!… Cathy Albisa, NESRI: “The biggest takeaway today should be our understanding of the importance of connection. From the problem, to the solution, to scaling the solution, how we are connected defines the outcome… The WSR Network creates the next level of connection together – connections across movements, and across sectors.” Last week, the Worker-driven Social Responsibility Network (WSRN) and its members – hailing from across the United States, Bangladesh, the Netherlands, and, most recently, Lesotho in Southern Africa – gathered with supporters from […]

Fair Food Standards Council issues Season 7 Annual Report!

October 21, 2019

Report “provides data and analysis of the current state of compliance within the Fair Food Program as of the end of Season 7 (2017-18)” Latest report “serves as a supplement to the more comprehensive 2017 Annual Report“… In keeping with its practice of providing the highest level of transparency into — and detailed statistical analysis of — the results of the Fair Food Program, the Fair Food Standards Council (FFSC) released its Season 7 Annual Report last week, and it is chock full of insights into the leading social responsibility program in agriculture today. You can download a copy of […]

Over 80 students and youth convene in Immokalee for #2019Encuentro, roll out plans for escalated action in the Wendy’s Boycott this fall!

October 10, 2019

Young people from across the U.S. strategize around Wendy’s Boycott with two key mobilizations in focus for the fall semester: a National Day of Action on Oct. 28 and major march in NYC on Nov. 18;  PLUS: Over 150 farmworkers, Encuentro participants and Southwest Florida allies turn out for a spirited rally at local Wendy’s off bustling U.S. 41 in Naples, FL… In the final days of September, Immokalee welcomed over 80 young leaders to Immokalee for the Student/Farmworker Alliance’s (SFA) annual Encuentro convening!  The 2019 Encuentro brought together a powerful union of young allies representing 41 campuses and communities […]

BREAKING! Vermont farmworkers call on supermarket giant Hannaford to join groundbreaking Milk with Dignity Program!

October 8, 2019

Vermont dairy workers with Migrant Justice celebrate second anniversary of launch of Milk with Dignity Program with march calling on Hannaford to join and “aid in the program’s expansion”; Matt Maxwell, a farm owner enrolled in Milk with Dignity: “The Milk with Dignity program allows us to pay the people that do these very important jobs an acceptable wage.  Since joining Milk with Dignity our farm has maintained a 85% employee retention rate. Less turnover has led to higher morale and greater workplace continuity. The program has helped us make huge strides [as an] employer.” On October 3rd, 2017, farmworkers […]