Author: Coalition of Immokalee Workers

ACTION ALERT! SFA leaders declare Wendy’s Boycott National Day of Action on October 28th!

ACTION ALERT! SFA leaders declare Wendy’s Boycott National Day of Action on October 28th!

October 28th: From Miami to Washington, fair food allies are demanding that Wendy's respect the rights of farmworkers! A week ago, we brought you the beautiful photo report from the Student/Farmworker Alliance's 2019 annual Encuentro convening, a long weekend of strategy and community-building that sparked exciting plans to ramp up student action in the Wendy’s Boycott this fall, starting with >> Read More
Over 80 students and youth convene in Immokalee for #2019Encuentro, roll out plans for escalated action in the Wendy’s Boycott this fall!

Over 80 students and youth convene in Immokalee for #2019Encuentro, roll out plans for escalated action in the Wendy’s Boycott this fall!

Young people from across the U.S. strategize around Wendy’s Boycott with two key mobilizations in focus for the fall semester: a National Day of Action on Oct. 28 and major march in NYC on Nov. 18;  PLUS: Over 150 farmworkers, Encuentro participants and Southwest Florida allies turn out for a spirited rally at local Wendy’s off bustling U.S. 41 in >> Read More
Time’s Up Entertainment:  Fair Food Program an “inspiration” for entertainment industry!

Time’s Up Entertainment: Fair Food Program an “inspiration” for entertainment industry!

[caption id="attachment_28169" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Farmworkers and consumers march in the streets of New York City during the 2018 Time's Up Wendy's March, demanding that the fast food giant Wendy's help to end sexual harassment in the fields by joining the Fair Food Program.  The Time's Up Wendy's March came at the height of the national #MeToo movement, in which workers >> Read More
SAVE THE DATE:  Farmworkers announce major Wendy’s Boycott mobilization in NYC, Nov. 18, 2019!

SAVE THE DATE: Farmworkers announce major Wendy’s Boycott mobilization in NYC, Nov. 18, 2019!

[caption id="attachment_28182" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Thousands marched in the streets of New York City during the Time's Up Wendy's March in March 2018.[/caption] Get ready, Big Apple!  Farmworkers and consumers will converge on New York City November 18th for Wendy's Boycott march! The Coalition of Immokalee Workers is coming back to New York! As plans for ramping up the Wendy's Boycott >> Read More
OP/ED in United Press International: “Europe should follow Florida’s example for how to treat farmworkers…”

OP/ED in United Press International: “Europe should follow Florida’s example for how to treat farmworkers…”

[caption id="attachment_30613" align="aligncenter" width="686"] United Press International: In Florida and the recent European cases, it is migrant farmworkers from other countries who are particularly vulnerable. File Photo by Ismael Mohamad/UPI[/caption] Dean of Pardee/RAND Graduate School, Susan Marquis: “The Coalition's Fair Food Program essentially created a new model for agricultural labor and corporate social responsibility – and transformed the tomato fields >> Read More
NEW VIDEO: Support young leaders traveling to Immokalee, FL, this month for the #2019Encuentro!

NEW VIDEO: Support young leaders traveling to Immokalee, FL, this month for the #2019Encuentro!

With the September Encuentro around the corner, SFA needs YOUR help to make it happen!  Donate here to support the Encuentro, and inspire a new generation of young leaders to take action in the Fair Food Movement. We’re less than one month out from the SFA Encuentro, and the Student/Farmworker Alliance can't do it without you!  On September 26-29, 2019, >> Read More
UK’s Sunday Times Letter to the Editor highlights Fair Food Program as solution to forced labor, sexual abuse in European agriculture!

UK’s Sunday Times Letter to the Editor highlights Fair Food Program as solution to forced labor, sexual abuse in European agriculture!

[caption id="attachment_26858" align="aligncenter" width="710"] A farmworker harvesting grape tomatoes on a Fair Food Program farm.[/caption] Sunday Times UK Letter to the Editor:  The Fair Food Program "harnesses the purchasing power of buyers through legally binding agreements that hold buyers accountable, and it has eradicated slavery and sexual abuse in the fields." Earlier this month (and in the wake of the >> Read More
Sept. 26-29, 2019: Student/Farmworker Alliance announces annual Encuentro in Immokalee!

Sept. 26-29, 2019: Student/Farmworker Alliance announces annual Encuentro in Immokalee!

Students, youth set to gather for massive strategy session for the Wendy’s Boycott, Boot the Braids Campaign… Even as CIW and Alliance for Fair Food organizers criss-cross the United States on a series of "Boot the Braids" Truth Tours this summer, young people around the country are preparing for one the most exciting times of the year:  The annual SFA >> Read More
Part One: “Boot the Braids” Truth Tour makes a splash along the East Coast!

Part One: “Boot the Braids” Truth Tour makes a splash along the East Coast!

Hundreds of students, people of faith and community leaders in Charlotte, Chapel Hill, Philadelphia, New Brunswick and New York prepare to support student-led effort to boot Wendy’s off campuses this fall… Last week, farmworker leaders of the CIW and student organizers with the Student/Farmworker Alliance wrapped up a two-week journey through six major cities along the East Coast, drawing to >> Read More
United Church of Christ presents the “Movement Maker” Award to CIW!

United Church of Christ presents the “Movement Maker” Award to CIW!

Rev. Traci Blackmon, UCC Associate Minister of Justice and Local Ministries: The CIW "has embodied [the UCC ethos] with clarity, determination, resilience and strength on behalf of farmworkers whose holy work of planting and harvesting benefits us all.” Last week, on June 22nd, thousands of church leaders rose to their feet in a rousing ovation as the United Church of >> Read More