Author: CIW

NY Times Op/Ed: “The strongest model for farmworkers today is in Florida…”

NY Times Op/Ed: “The strongest model for farmworkers today is in Florida…”

[caption id="attachment_25182" align="aligncenter" width="750"] An auditor from the Fair Food Standards Council, the third-party monitoring body tasked with ensuring the implementation of the CIW's Fair Food Program, conducts an interview with workers on a tomato farm in Florida.[/caption] Author Miriam Pawel: "The strongest model for farmworkers today is in Florida, where the Coalition of Immokalee Workers has achieved major gains – not >> Read More
When the Sunday funnies get real…

When the Sunday funnies get real…

[caption id="attachment_30410" align="alignleft" width="1854"] Earlier this month, the popular comic strip Non Sequitur provided an unexpected, but deeply incisive, critique of corporate social responsibility.[/caption]   The CSR model stops at solving the problem it was intended to solve — public relations crises — for the actors it was intended to serve, the global brands.  The WSR model, on the other >> Read More
New survey of corporate leaders shows Wendy’s WAY behind the curve on social responsibility…

New survey of corporate leaders shows Wendy’s WAY behind the curve on social responsibility…

[caption id="attachment_30252" align="aligncenter" width="800"] A graphic from the new report "Leading with Purpose in an Age Defined by It" captures several of the lessons drawn from an extensive survey of business leaders on the role of corporations in addressing social problems from inequality to climate change.[/caption] Elizabeth Ricardo, Peet's Coffee: "We're at a tipping point because of the extreme landscape >> Read More
Taco Bell Boycott Stories: A new website series…

Taco Bell Boycott Stories: A new website series…

[caption id="attachment_30196" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Workers from Immokalee build a pyramid of picking buckets outside Taco Bell parent company Yum Brands' corporate headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky, in 2003. The pyramid represented the number of 32-lb buckets of tomatoes a worker needed to pick to earn the minimum wage at the 40-cent per bucket piece rate that had been stagnant for nearly >> Read More
Wendy’s social media smackdown, Part Two…

Wendy’s social media smackdown, Part Two…

[caption id="attachment_30160" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Above is the opening of Alyssa Milano's Instagram response to Wendy's statement to CNN on the social media firestorm set off on Sunday by Amy Schumer's Instagram post calling on people to boycott Wendy's for its refusal to join the Fair Food Program. Wendy's statement began, "This is complex issue..."[/caption] Sunday Fail: Wendy's tries to leverage >> Read More
In his own words: Read Steve Hitov’s acceptance speech at ICAR’s Gwynne Skinner Human Rights Award ceremony…

In his own words: Read Steve Hitov’s acceptance speech at ICAR’s Gwynne Skinner Human Rights Award ceremony…

[caption id="attachment_30139" align="aligncenter" width="700"] The CIW's Steve Hitov speaks at last week's Gwynne Skinner Human Rights Award ceremony in Washington, DC. Hitov was the inaugural recipient of the Skinner award, given by the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR) at its annual meeting in memory of the longtime advocate, advisor and leader in the fight for human rights in corporate supply >> Read More
Fabled Highlander Center burned to the ground by arsonists in Tennessee…

Fabled Highlander Center burned to the ground by arsonists in Tennessee…

[caption id="attachment_30108" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Firefighters struggle to control the flames as the Highlander Center's main office building burns to the ground in New Market, TN, on March 29th of this year. While no one was injured in the blaze, many invaluable historical records were lost. White supremacist graffiti spray-painted in the parking lot left little doubt as to who carried >> Read More
BREAKING: Longtime CIW General Counsel Steve Hitov to receive national human rights award!

BREAKING: Longtime CIW General Counsel Steve Hitov to receive national human rights award!

[caption id="attachment_30091" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Farmworkers and their allies march 234 miles from Ft. Myers, FL, to the offices of the Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association in Orlando in 2000. Steve Hitov, the CIW's longtime General Counsel, is pictured (beard, cap, and light blue shirt) in the upper lefthand corner of the picture, in conversation with CIW's Co-founder Lucas Benitez.[/caption] Hitov >> Read More
Follow the money: Powerful new article connects the dots between Wendy’s Board Chair Nelson Peltz and massive public employee pension funds…

Follow the money: Powerful new article connects the dots between Wendy’s Board Chair Nelson Peltz and massive public employee pension funds…

[caption id="attachment_30077" align="aligncenter" width="700"] A graphic created for a recent Truthout article lays out the connections among Wendy's Board Chair and top shareholder Nelson Peltz and several of the country's largest public employee pension funds, including the California State Teachers' Retirement System.[/caption] Truthout: "This means that public sector workers across the country have pension funds invested with a hedge fund >> Read More
BREAKING: Florida Atlantic University Student Government joins UM, UF in unanimously approving resolution to boot Wendy’s from campus!

BREAKING: Florida Atlantic University Student Government joins UM, UF in unanimously approving resolution to boot Wendy’s from campus!

[caption id="attachment_30049" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Florida Atlantic University students gather for a photo before delivering a letter to FAU President John Kelly in 2017 calling on the university to cut its contract with Wendy's. The students' continued organizing resulted in the FAU student government voting unanimously to pass a resolution in support of the "Boot the Braids" campaign demands last week.[/caption] >> Read More