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BREAKING: National faith leaders announce major Wendy’s Boycott fast and action for January 18, 2018, on the 20th anniversary of farmworkers’ 30-day hunger strike!

BREAKING: National faith leaders announce major Wendy’s Boycott fast and action for January 18, 2018, on the 20th anniversary of farmworkers’ 30-day hunger strike!

Faith leaders: "Clergy of all faiths have the singular privilege in their societal location to raise the moral issue of the human rights abuses faced by farmworkers, to give of their time and resources to the building of a new economy. It is vital, in the spirit of unity and justice, that we respond to that call." United Church of Christ >> Read More

NY Times editorial on ending sexual harassment: “14 businesses are part of the [Fair Food] Program; many more should join.”

New York Times editorial board asks, "Has America at last reached a turning point on sexual harassment?"; Editorial singles out CIW's Fair Food Program as national model for "how to change the culture" of sexual harassment in the workplace;Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg: “If you know something is happening and you fail to take action, whether you are a man or a woman >> Read More
CIW’s Greg Asbed named 2017 MacArthur Fellow!

CIW’s Greg Asbed named 2017 MacArthur Fellow!

Prestigious award calls Worker-driven Social Responsibility "visionary strategy... with potential to transform workplace environments across the global supply chain." The CIW's Fair Food Program, and the broader Worker-driven Social Responsibility paradigm of which the FFP was the pioneering model, received perhaps their most significant recognition to date when the MacArthur Foundation announced this year's list of recipients of the acclaimed MacArthur >> Read More
Farmworker women to Wendy’s CEO: “Sexual violence has been our daily bread for decades”…

Farmworker women to Wendy’s CEO: “Sexual violence has been our daily bread for decades”…

CIW Women's Group pens powerful letters to Wendy's CEO Todd Penegor & Board Chair Nelson Peltz to educate company leaders on farmworker women's struggle against sexual harassment and assault in the fields, request meeting to discuss sexual violence against women in Wendy's supply chain face-to-face; Penegor and Peltz's response to date?  Two weeks of silence, and counting... Also: CIW puts final >> Read More
Ben & Jerry’s CEO: “It’s an agreement that puts the worker in charge of workers’ rights.”

Ben & Jerry’s CEO: “It’s an agreement that puts the worker in charge of workers’ rights.”

[caption id="attachment_26914" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Enrique Balcazar of the advocacy organization Migrant Justice, left, and Jostein Solheim, the chief executive of Ben & Jerry’s, right, in Burlington, Vt., on Tuesday announcing an agreement to help farm workers. Photo and caption, Caleb Kenna for The New York Times[/caption] Enrique Balcazar of Migrant Justice: "It is a great victory and an honor for >> Read More

“It’s a new day in dairy”: Migrant Justice, Ben & Jerry’s sign agreement to launch Milk with Dignity Program in Vermont dairy industry!

[caption id="attachment_26898" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Members of Migrant Justice and Ben & Jerry's CEO Joestein Solheim sign and hold aloft a mock Milk with Dignity agreement on Tuesday outside Ben & Jerry's flagship store in Burlington, VT.[/caption]New York Times: "Ben & Jerry's signs a landmark agreement today to beef up the rights of often exploited dairy workers in VT"...Migrant Justice's Enrique >> Read More

Forgotten farmworker towns receiving help following Irma thanks to CIW’s expanded relief efforts…

[caption id="attachment_26817" align="aligncenter" width="600"] A trailer just north of the town of LaBelle, in Hendry County (Florida's largest citrus producing county with over 25 million trees planted), lies crushed under fallen trees and Irma's overpowering winds.[/caption]While much of the media coverage of Hurricane Irma's fury has focused on Florida's large coastal cities, Florida's poorer, mostly agricultural, inland communities were among >> Read More

Hurricane Irma downs trees, homes, and power lines in Immokalee, LaBelle, and surrounding farmworker communities, but spares lives and leaves spirits strong…

Massive hurricane shifts course after making landfall in SW Florida, heads straight for Immokalee and other farmworker communities in interior of state...The most powerful hurricane in the history of the Atlantic made its way onto the mainland of Florida this past Sunday afternoon and evening, with winds up to 130 mph and soaking, pounding rains.  Though Hurricane Irma had been >> Read More

Breaking: New Worker-driven Social Responsibility Network launches website!

[caption id="attachment_26787" align="aligncenter" width="600"] A screen grab from the Worker-driven Social Responsibility Network's new website provides a glimpse into the exciting new information and analysis clearinghouse on all things WSR.[/caption]Big news from the Worker-driven Social Responsibility front: New network of worker organizations and human rights groups dedicated to spreading WSR model launches communication work with beautiful new website...The nascent Worker-driven >> Read More

Breaking news from the WSR front: Students’ anti-sweatshop campaign victory ensures real human rights protections for apparel factory workers!

[caption id="attachment_26756" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Georgetown University students protest outside a university administration building during last December's 35-hour sit in at University President John J. DeGioia’s office in support of workers' fundamental human rights in the factories where apparel bearing the school's logo is assembled.[/caption]USAS activists at Georgetown U. and other campuses compel Nike to sign contract opening factories to independent >> Read More