Author: CIW

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
BREAKING: University of Florida student government unanimously votes to Boot the Braids!

BREAKING: University of Florida student government unanimously votes to Boot the Braids!

University of Florida Student Government leaders give speakers from the UF Boot the Braids campaign a standing ovation following a presentation about the campaign on the eve of last week's massive march through the UF campus. Just days after massive march, University of Florida Student Government passes powerful, unanimous resolution in support of student-led Boot the Braids campaign! On Tuesday, >> Read More
A truly GRAND finale!…

A truly GRAND finale!…

Massive march on final day of 4 for Fair Food Tour swamps "The Swamp" in Gainesville with farmworkers, students, Fair Food activists calling on UF President Kent Fuchs to "Boot the Braids" from Florida's flagship university until Wendy's joins the Fair Food Program! Editorial published in the UF student paper, The Alligator, on the day of the march: "Hopefully, Wendy's will soon >> Read More
New York Times: “Why Wendy’s Is Facing Campus Protests (It’s About the Tomatoes)”…

New York Times: “Why Wendy’s Is Facing Campus Protests (It’s About the Tomatoes)”…

Susan L. Marquis, dean of the Pardee RAND Graduate School: “They’ve already been successful in a measurable way at effectively eliminating modern-day slavery and sexual assault, and greatly reducing harassment.”  NYT: "Over the last decade, [the Fair Food Program] has helped transform the state’s tomato industry from one in which wage theft and violence were rampant to an industry with the >> Read More
20th century Civil Rights movement and 21st century Human Rights movement come together as Fair Food tour lands in Atlanta!

20th century Civil Rights movement and 21st century Human Rights movement come together as Fair Food tour lands in Atlanta!

[caption id="attachment_29877" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Charles Black, former chairman of the Atlanta student movement and longtime activist for universal human rights, hugs the CIW's Mercedes Gomez, a remarkable young activist in her own right from Immokalee, following Monday's Wendy's protest in Atlanta.  The former and current student leaders engaged in an animated conversation on Mr. Black's experience studying under Dr. Martin >> Read More
Fair Food Nation comes together to celebrate International Women’s Day in style with massive march demanding Ohio State University “Boot the Braids”!

Fair Food Nation comes together to celebrate International Women’s Day in style with massive march demanding Ohio State University “Boot the Braids”!

International Women's Day has long been a highlight in the Campaign for Fair Food's annual organizing calendar.  Year after year after year, workers from Immokalee and their Fair Food allies have marked March 8th with creative and deeply moving reflections and actions.  2019 would prove to be no exception.  Again this year, a new chapter was added to that growing >> Read More
“On Common Ground”: CIW, faith leaders come together in NYC for “an extraordinary conversation”…

“On Common Ground”: CIW, faith leaders come together in NYC for “an extraordinary conversation”…

Campaign for Fair Food event in New York brings together theologians, farm labor human rights activists in what by all accounts was a moving evening of reflection... On Monday, January 28, faith allies packed into Wallace Hall at St. Ignatius Loyola Roman Catholic Church on Park Avenue in New York – a dozen or so blocks north and a million >> Read More