Author: CIW

The Fair Food Program goes to Washington…

The Fair Food Program goes to Washington…

[caption id="attachment_27749" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Laura Germino of the CIW (middle, in front of vase) stands between Florida Congresswoman Lois Frankel (D-FL, on right) and Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA, on left) during a picture taken before the State of the Union address.  The group includes Congressional representatives and the activists working to end sexual harassment and assault in the workplace who >> Read More
Drumbeat grows louder for FFP as proven solution for Time’s Up movement!

Drumbeat grows louder for FFP as proven solution for Time’s Up movement!

The Nation: "When it comes to creating a workplace where women are empowered to report sexual harassment—and receive justice rather than retaliation when they do so—the farmworkers of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) offer a proven model..." The list of publications connecting the dots between the Time's Up movement and the CIW's Fair Food Program -- the former a >> Read More
“A movement, not a moment”: Lessons from the Fair Food Program for the growing fight against sexual harassment and assault in the workplace…

“A movement, not a moment”: Lessons from the Fair Food Program for the growing fight against sexual harassment and assault in the workplace…

[caption id="attachment_27429" align="aligncenter" width="600"] CIW staff members and Fair Food Program educators (from right to left) Nely Rodriguez, Silvia Perez, Leonel Perez, Cruz Salucio, and Mathieu Beaucicot stand outside the CIW office in Immokalee.[/caption] As the New York Times rang in the New Year with a story announcing the organization of an exciting new coalition of "300 prominent actresses and female agents, >> Read More
MUST-SEE NEW VIDEO: 2017 Year in Review!

MUST-SEE NEW VIDEO: 2017 Year in Review!

 And quite a year it was...When, in a single year, 1) a statue you created nearly twenty years ago as the centerpiece of an historic march across Florida gets put on permanent display at the heart of the Smithsonian's newest exhibit on American history; 2) you launch an exciting new global network to promote and expand the Worker-driven Social Responsibility >> Read More
ANNOUNCED: Farmworkers to hold 5-Day “Freedom Fast,” March 11-15, outside the hedge fund offices of Wendy’s Board Chair Nelson Peltz!

ANNOUNCED: Farmworkers to hold 5-Day “Freedom Fast,” March 11-15, outside the hedge fund offices of Wendy’s Board Chair Nelson Peltz!

[caption id="attachment_27079" align="aligncenter" width="500"] CIW members and allies gather at the ceremony breaking their weeklong fast outside Publix headquarters in 2012. The fast was featured in the James Beard Award-winning film "Food Chains".[/caption] Demanding freedom from sexual violence and slavery in the fields where Wendy's buys its tomatoes, farmworkers from Immokalee and their allies will hold "Freedom Fast"! Fast will take >> Read More
Univision: “In Mexico’s fields, farmworkers live as if they were slaves every day”…

Univision: “In Mexico’s fields, farmworkers live as if they were slaves every day”…

[caption id="attachment_27324" align="aligncenter" width="600"] In a still from the Spanish-language network Univision's recent report, children pick chili peppers in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. The title reads "Modern Slavery".[/caption] Human rights report: "In addition there is organized crime.  In the last decade, more than 200 farmworkers have disappeared in this country without a trace." What does Wendy's have to say >> Read More

What if the lion lays down with the lamb… and just tries to eat it?

In the recent merger between Ahold and Delhaize (owner of the Food Lion and Hannaford grocery chains), the jury is still out on whether Ahold’s commitment to the Fair Food Program will pull Delhaize up, or Delhaize’s outdated approach to social responsibility will drag Ahold down…Sometimes when one company merges with another, good things follow.  Greater size and market power provide an >> Read More
Can’t-miss radio: Public Radio International story brilliantly captures Fair Food Program success in fight against sexual harassment in the fields!

Can’t-miss radio: Public Radio International story brilliantly captures Fair Food Program success in fight against sexual harassment in the fields!

[caption id="attachment_26386" align="aligncenter" width="600"] CIW Education Team members use a drawing during a recent worker-to-worker education session on a Fair Food Program farm to discuss the issue of sexual harassment.[/caption] Public Radio International: "As the list of powerful men accused of sexual harassment grows, a group of women have managed to stop harassment in the tomato fields of Florida..." PLUS: >> Read More

Whole Foods: Fair Food tomatoes and strawberries a “Top Food Trend for 2018”!

[caption id="attachment_26291" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Fair Food tomatoes, with FFP label and signs describing the program and partnership, featured recently at a Whole Foods store in New York.[/caption]Retailer's annual forecast of "up-and-coming flavors, products, and culinary influences" singles out Fair Food tomatoes and strawberries as perfect way to "Try the Trend" of consumers' growing demand for transparency in 2018...Every year about >> Read More
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