Author: Coalition of Immokalee Workers

ACTION ALERT: Student/Farmworker Alliance announces “Pulling Back the Curtain on Wendy’s” Week of Action, Oct. 22-28!

ACTION ALERT: Student/Farmworker Alliance announces “Pulling Back the Curtain on Wendy’s” Week of Action, Oct. 22-28!

Today, we bring you big news from the Student/Farmworker Alliance, the ever-growing, national network of students and young people who have been keeping the heat cranked up on Wendy's all year long!  This week, students announced their October National Week of Action, with the theme of "Pulling Back the Curtain on Wendy's".  So mark your calendars, Fair Food Nation, because >> Read More
Compass Group USA announces first generation of Fair Food Chefs on new website!

Compass Group USA announces first generation of Fair Food Chefs on new website!

Russell Szekely (above), VP of Canteen Culinary – a part of Compass Groups USA – shares his reflections on the Fair Food Program after a visit to Immokalee. Fair Food Chef Paul Ruszat with Morrison Healthcare (of Compass Group USA): “If the sustainability doesn’t start with the people that are growing and picking our food then the rest doesn’t matter.” >> Read More
This summer, the Fair Food Nation turns up the heat on Wendy’s and Publix in Florida!

This summer, the Fair Food Nation turns up the heat on Wendy’s and Publix in Florida!

[caption id="attachment_28963" align="aligncenter" width="788"] March for Our Lives students marched alongside farmworkers during the kick-off summer Fair Food protest in St. Petersburg, Florida last weekend.[/caption] This week, the CIW and the Alliance for Fair Food (AFF) are announcing a series of Florida summer protests to turn up the heat on Wendy’s and longtime Fair Food holdout Publix Supermarkets ahead of >> Read More
New popular education drawings make their debut at worker-to-worker education sessions on Fair Food farms along the East Coast!

New popular education drawings make their debut at worker-to-worker education sessions on Fair Food farms along the East Coast!

[caption id="attachment_28934" align="aligncenter" width="800"] CIW's Oscar Otzoy (in blue shirt), with the help of two volunteers, leads a reflection on the right to safe transportation using a new Fair Food Program education drawing in Virginia last week.  The drawing depicts an accident and the consequences of the use of unauthorized, unsafe vehicles for transporting workers to and from the fields.[/caption] >> Read More
Women’s rights legend Gloria Steinem calls out Wendy’s for failing to support farmworker women!

Women’s rights legend Gloria Steinem calls out Wendy’s for failing to support farmworker women!

[caption id="attachment_28850" align="aligncenter" width="676"] Farmworker women lead the "How Much Longer, Wendy's?" March through Manhattan in July 2018[/caption] Wendy’s Boycott momentum rolls on through the summer with shoutout from Gloria Steinem, media coverage from La Jornada! The CIW's “How Much Longer, Wendy’s?” March, which took place earlier this month in Manhattan, continues to make waves for Wendy’s, keeping the spotlight >> Read More
Milk with Dignity Program already making great strides in the Vermont dairy industry!

Milk with Dignity Program already making great strides in the Vermont dairy industry!

[caption id="attachment_28887" align="aligncenter" width="799"] Vermont dairy workers head to work in the early morning. Photo by Caleb Kenna.[/caption] Vermont dairy worker on the Milk with Dignity Program: "Now that we’re in the program, I learned my rights as a worker, about raises and days off, about how we should be treated.  Now we can speak freely, without fear." This past >> Read More
Hundreds march through heart of Manhattan for “How Much Longer, Wendy’s?” action, demanding a commitment to Fair Food Program!

Hundreds march through heart of Manhattan for “How Much Longer, Wendy’s?” action, demanding a commitment to Fair Food Program!

CIW's Lupe Gonzalo:  "We won't let Wendy's executives hide behind these glass walls, and we won't let them hide abuses behind the walls of greenhouses... So we're going to march, with our heads held high, with pride... and we will keep doing so until Nelson Peltz and Wendy's hear our voices as workers, respect consumers, and stop inventing programs that >> Read More
TODAY:  Join national call-in day to Wendy’s Board Chairman!

TODAY: Join national call-in day to Wendy’s Board Chairman!

Today, farmworkers are marching in the streets of New York – and they need YOUR support!  Call Wendy's Board Chairman to demand a real commitment to human rights by the fast food giant... Last night, scores of farmworkers and their families rolled into New York City after a 24-hour bus ride from Immokalee.  Late this afternoon, they'll be marching with >> Read More
TEDMED to feature CIW’s Gerardo Reyes Chavez, Greg Asbed as speakers for 2018 annual conference!

TEDMED to feature CIW’s Gerardo Reyes Chavez, Greg Asbed as speakers for 2018 annual conference!

CIW to join scientists and other luminaries, including former U.S. Surgeon General, on stage in California for TEDMED 2018! This November, TEDMED, an independent branch of the world-famous TED Talks conference, is convening in California, bringing together over a dozen powerful speakers to share "ideas worth spreading."  We are thrilled to share the news that among those on stage will >> Read More
2018 Student/Farmworker Alliance Encuentro in Immokalee set for Sept. 20-23!

2018 Student/Farmworker Alliance Encuentro in Immokalee set for Sept. 20-23!

Students, youth set to gather in massive strategy session for the Wendy's Boycott, Boot the Braids Campaign... The Campaign for Fair Food has hit its mid-summer stride, building off the breaking news from the Wendy's shareholder meeting that the fast-food giant would bow to consumer pressure and pull its purchases from Mexico, turning instead to the U.S. and Canadian greenhouse >> Read More