Author: CIW

2017 Annual Report: A new level of analysis, transparency…

2017 Annual Report: A new level of analysis, transparency…

2017 Fair Food Program Report goes behind the numbers to reveal deeper trends in compliance, enforcement... Tucked away in the 2017 Fair Food Program Report's voluminous compilation of context, data, and analysis — an overview of which we provided in Tuesday's post — are a handful of graphs and passages that tell the story behind the raw data.  This deeper >> Read More
Twitter claps back at Wendy’s: “Reprehensible,” “vile,” “disgusting,” “shameful” and “outrageous”…

Twitter claps back at Wendy’s: “Reprehensible,” “vile,” “disgusting,” “shameful” and “outrageous”…

[caption id="attachment_26386" align="aligncenter" width="600"] From left to right, CIW leaders Silvia Perez, Julia Perkins, and Lupe Gonzalo conduct a worker-to-worker education session on the right of farmworker women to work free of sexual violence on a Fair Food Program farm in July, 2017.[/caption] Wendy's spokesperson Heidi Schauer claims "CIW trying to exploit the positive momentum that has been generated by >> Read More
Massive “Time’s Up Wendy’s March” takes Manhattan by storm!

Massive “Time’s Up Wendy’s March” takes Manhattan by storm!

Nearly 2,000 turnout in support of farmworkers' Freedom Fast; Best-selling author Glennon Doyle to farmworker women fasters: "There's nothing more beautiful than using your freedom to fight for those not yet free!" An unforgettable week of action in the heart of Manhattan, 110,000 petition signatures and counting, and media coverage from Newsweek to The Nation lift Wendy's Boycott to the >> Read More
Intense, jam-packed Day 4 of Freedom Fast sets the stage for massive “Time’s Up Wendy’s March”!

Intense, jam-packed Day 4 of Freedom Fast sets the stage for massive “Time’s Up Wendy’s March”!

[caption id="attachment_28094" align="aligncenter" width="800"] From left to right: Melody Gonzalez, Rev. Michael Livingston, Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster, and Noelle Damico prepare to deliver over 103,000 petition signatures to Nelson Peltz on Day 4 of the Freedom Fast.[/caption] Fasters deliver over 100,000 petition signatures in support of fast, boycott, to Wendy's board chair Nelson Peltz; Parkland students tribute; visits from Eve Ensler, Make >> Read More
Fasters survive wet and wild Day 3 of Freedom Fast…

Fasters survive wet and wild Day 3 of Freedom Fast…

[caption id="attachment_28049" align="aligncenter" width="800"] The fast site turned into a sea of umbrellas as Day 3 of the Freedom Fast dawned under skies heavy with a cold, wet mix of rain and snow. While the weather put a damper on some of the day's planned activities, the fasters' spirits remained strong, and new support rolled in from high places.  New >> Read More
Effects of fast, cold front, set in on Day 2 of the Freedom Fast…

Effects of fast, cold front, set in on Day 2 of the Freedom Fast…

[caption id="attachment_27997" align="aligncenter" width="797"] The growing crew of fasters — now well over 80 at the fast site itself, not to mention those joining in support for the full five days remotely — settled in on Day 2 as the physical effects of the fast, and the increasing cold ahead of still tougher weather tomorrow, made themselves felt.[/caption] ... But >> Read More
It’s on!  Freedom Fast kicks off in NYC…

It’s on! Freedom Fast kicks off in NYC…

[caption id="attachment_27966" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Lupe Gonzalo of the CIW exits the stage at Sunday's opening rally after receiving a yellow armband signifying that she is one of the more than 70 farmworkers and allies taking part in the five-day Freedom Fast.[/caption] Five-day fast to fight sexual violence against women farmworkers launches outside Manhattan office of Wendy's Board Chairman Nelson Peltz >> Read More
ACTION ALERT: This International Women’s Day, 5 ways to support next week’s Freedom Fast…

ACTION ALERT: This International Women’s Day, 5 ways to support next week’s Freedom Fast…

Today, celebrate International Women’s Day by taking action alongside migrant farmworker women to demand freedom from sexual violence in Wendy’s supply chain!  The countdown has begun. In just three days, nearly 100 farmworkers and allies will set up camp outside the hedge fund offices of Wendy’s Board Chair Nelson Peltz on Park Avenue in the heart of Manhattan.  They will >> Read More
An Open Letter from Women Leaders of the CIW  to the Time’s Up Movement…

An Open Letter from Women Leaders of the CIW to the Time’s Up Movement…

[caption id="attachment_27218" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Silvia Perez of the CIW leads a march of farmworkers and consumers on the midtown Manhattan offices of Wendy's Board Chair Nelson Peltz in November of last year.[/caption] "Join us in March in New York and help us show the world that there is a price to pay when a corporation turns its back on women >> Read More
New Report: “Now the Fear Is Gone” highlights power of the FFP to fight sexual abuse and advance gender justice!…

New Report: “Now the Fear Is Gone” highlights power of the FFP to fight sexual abuse and advance gender justice!…

Just three weeks out from the Freedom Fast and Time's Up Wendy's March in NYC, new report spotlights solution to national epidemic of sexual harassment and assault born in the fields of Florida... Just as farmworker women from Immokalee — together with their male co-workers from the fields and allies from across the country — begin to prepare for next >> Read More