Author: Coalition of Immokalee Workers

BREAKING: Immokalee farmworker Nicholas Morales shot and killed by Collier County Sheriff’s Office

BREAKING: Immokalee farmworker Nicholas Morales shot and killed by Collier County Sheriff’s Office

"They didn't kill an animal; they killed a human being... I want justice for this man and this young child that is left without a dad," said Yola Martinez, close friend of Nicholas Morales, Immokalee farmworker shot and killed by Collier County Sheriff deputies... CIW: "We must have a full investigation and justice for Nicholas and his family, as well >> Read More
Gov. DeSantis, Collier County: Take action NOW to protect Immokalee’s farmworkers from COVID-19 ahead of the harvest!

Gov. DeSantis, Collier County: Take action NOW to protect Immokalee’s farmworkers from COVID-19 ahead of the harvest!

The clock is ticking: Farmworkers returning to Florida for the fall harvest season, students returning to school in Immokalee for in-person classes, combine to create fertile ground for a new COVID-19 outbreak; State and county health officials must take immediate action, work with internationally-acclaimed Partners In Health to protect the Sunshine State's essential workers! Over the past several months, Florida >> Read More
This fall, host a CIW farmworker leader as a virtual speaker in your classroom, congregation, or community meeting!

This fall, host a CIW farmworker leader as a virtual speaker in your classroom, congregation, or community meeting!

This fall, farmworker leaders of the CIW will be traveling virtually from Immokalee to cities across the country to speak with students, community leaders, and people of faith about the struggle for essential farmworkers’ rights – and about the CIW's award-winning Fair Food Program, recently called the new "gold standard" for protecting human rights in global supply chains! Don’t miss >> Read More
“I would like to thank FFSC for defending our rights in the field…”

“I would like to thank FFSC for defending our rights in the field…”

Dear friends, All workers deserve a voice, and real power to protect their interests, in the workplace.  But the importance of worker voice is heightened during a pandemic, especially for essential workers like farmworkers, who have no choice but to continue working while the rest of us shelter safely at home.  The risks farmworkers have taken – here in Immokalee >> Read More
Sustain Fair Food: We need your help to sustain our call for urgently-needed protections for farmworkers…

Sustain Fair Food: We need your help to sustain our call for urgently-needed protections for farmworkers…

Dear friends, Over the past three months, the CIW, working hand in hand with the Alliance for Fair Food, has shaped the national conversation on the critical role of farmworkers as vulnerable essential workers.  Through national outlets including the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, and the Associated Press, the voice of Immokalee’s farmworker community has rung out from >> Read More
Help farmworkers sound the alarm about the coronavirus!

Help farmworkers sound the alarm about the coronavirus!

Dear friend, When the coronavirus pandemic first began to take root across the country, we knew we needed to act fast. The highly-contagious virus posed a grave threat to farmworker communities like Immokalee, where tens of thousands of essential workers, often living in cramped conditions and traveling to and from work in overcrowded vehicles, had no choice but to continue >> Read More
Collier County Health Department announces new plans for ongoing, free, community-wide COVID-19 testing in Immokalee starting this weekend!

Collier County Health Department announces new plans for ongoing, free, community-wide COVID-19 testing in Immokalee starting this weekend!

NBC-2.com WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Naples, Florida In response to dangerous spike of COVID-19 cases in Immokalee, Collier County Department of Health announces plans to partner with Doctors Without Borders and local clinic to provide urgently-needed testing!...  Dr. Seth Holmes on NBC2: "Florida is one of the main agricultural producers for the whole country, so if >> Read More
“The eyes of Florida are on [Gov.] DeSantis to protect the health and safety of the state’s farmworker communities…”

“The eyes of Florida are on [Gov.] DeSantis to protect the health and safety of the state’s farmworker communities…”

[caption id="attachment_31936" align="aligncenter" width="800"] An Immokalee resident gets tested for the novel coronavirus last week. Photo Naples Daily News.[/caption] One week ago, we posted our last update from the battle to blunt the impact of the novel coronavirus here in Immokalee with the title "COVID-19 testing is underway in Immokalee!"  Finally – after more than a month of delay, nearly >> Read More