Author: CIW

Iconic Time Magazine Special Issue on legacy of Civil Rights Movement features CIW, Fair Food Program!…

Iconic Time Magazine Special Issue on legacy of Civil Rights Movement features CIW, Fair Food Program!…

CIW's Fair Food Movement featured among "People and Groups Fighting for a More Equal America" in sweeping Time Magazine special issue out this week including essays and interviews with Rep. John Lewis, Bryan Stevenson, Annette Gordon-Reed, Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade, and Rev. William J. Barber... In a deeply moving special issue on newsstands this week -- an issue that >> Read More
National Farm Worker Ministry board leaders visit Immokalee, talk Wendy’s Boycott, Fair Food Program…

National Farm Worker Ministry board leaders visit Immokalee, talk Wendy’s Boycott, Fair Food Program…

[caption id="attachment_31475" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Fair Food Program Education Team members Oscar Otzoy and Nely Rodriguez demonstrate the use of a Popular Education drawing for visiting National Farm Worker Ministry board members in Immokalee. The drawing is used to elicit discussion on discrimination in the workplace during worker-to-worker education sessions on Fair Food Program farms.[/caption] Faith leaders promise to join farmworkers >> Read More
Responsible investors: “Wendy’s must join the (Fair Food) program as soon as possible”…

Responsible investors: “Wendy’s must join the (Fair Food) program as soon as possible”…

[caption id="attachment_22698" align="aligncenter" width="800"] An FFSC auditor speaks with a tomato harvester on a Fair Food Program farm.[/caption] Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, Investors Alliance on Human Rights pen powerful letter to Wendy’s CEO, Board Chair following visit to Immokalee to meet with CIW, study Fair Food Program... "We recognize that Wendy’s has its own Code of Business Conduct and >> Read More
Must-see new video on Worker-driven Social Responsibility gives hope for real human rights protections in dark times…

Must-see new video on Worker-driven Social Responsibility gives hope for real human rights protections in dark times…

 Video: Worker-driven Social Responsibility – Beyond the Headlines... "Real progress is seldom easy. But Worker-driven Social Responsibility offers a blueprint, at last, to ensure dignified conditions for the half a billion people working in factories, farms, and other workplaces across the world who touch our lives every single day." From the Worker-driven Social Responsibility Network, who produced the remarkable >> Read More
CIW, Fair Food Program in the news….

CIW, Fair Food Program in the news….

[caption id="attachment_30902" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Farmworkers from Immokalee and their consumer allies rally outside Trian's offices during last November's What Are You Hiding, Wendy's? march.[/caption] It's time again for a media round-up!... When stories on the CIW or the Fair Food Program slip through the cracks in the seemingly infinite reaches of the internet, this site will always be there to >> Read More
ESG… or BSG?  The growing gap between Wendy’s promises of social responsibility and reality…

ESG… or BSG? The growing gap between Wendy’s promises of social responsibility and reality…

[caption id="attachment_29970" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Faith leaders and students march with farmworkers at the University of Florida in Gainesville during last year's "4 for Fair Food March" calling on the university to cut its contract with Wendy's unless the burger giant joins the Fair Food Program.[/caption] Two recent articles on Trian Partners and Wendy's -- set against the backdrop of Wendy's >> Read More
Talk by “Not a Tractor” author, Susan Marquis: “Transforming the Fields: Defining and Claiming Farmworker Rights”…

Talk by “Not a Tractor” author, Susan Marquis: “Transforming the Fields: Defining and Claiming Farmworker Rights”…

[caption id="attachment_30969" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Susan Marquis, left, prepares for her conversation with Korsha Wilson, right, at the 2019 Southern Foodways Fall Symposium in Oxford, Mississippi, this past October. Susan is the Dean of the Pardee RAND Graduate School in Los Angeles and the author of "I Am not a Tractor", the definitive history of the CIW's organizing efforts and the >> Read More
BREAKING: Park Slope Food Coop in NYC joins forces with CIW to support, expand award-winning Fair Food Program!

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

[caption id="attachment_30813" align="aligncenter" width="800"] In a first-of-its-kind agreement, the CIW and New York City's fabled Park Slope Food Coop – one of the country's largest, longest-running consumer cooperatives – are launching a new partnership in support of the CIW's groundbreaking Fair Food Program that will blaze a path for consumer coops and local food retailers across the country to promote >> Read More
Fair Food Standards Council issues Season 7 Annual Report!

Fair Food Standards Council issues Season 7 Annual Report!

[caption id="attachment_30750" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Featured in the newly-released 2018 Fair Food Program Annual Report, the above graph shows the rate of overall compliance within the Fair Food Program. The graph tracks the hard-won progress of an industry moving from a world with virtually no protections for farmworkers' human rights to one in which human rights are the new normal.[/caption] Report >> Read More
BREAKING! Vermont farmworkers call on supermarket giant Hannaford to join groundbreaking Milk with Dignity Program!

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

[caption id="attachment_30704" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Over 150 farmworkers and their allies march in the streets of Burlington, VT, last Thursday, October 3rd, calling on supermarket giant Hannaford to join the groundbreaking Milk with Dignity Program.[/caption] 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 >> Read More