Author: Coalition of Immokalee Workers

URGENT: Join the call to protect Florida farmworkers from the coronavirus!

URGENT: Join the call to protect Florida farmworkers from the coronavirus!

[caption id="attachment_31705" align="aligncenter" width="825"] Farmworkers in Immokalee wait aboard a crowded field bus in the early morning to leave for work on a local farm.[/caption] NY Times publishes powerful Op/Ed by CIW on farmworkers' unique vulnerability to pandemic due to overcrowded living and working conditions... "Those conditions, the result of generations of grinding poverty and neglect, will act like a >> Read More
THIS WEEK: Take to social media to urge Wendy’s top investors to leverage their power to bring the fast food giant into the Fair Food Program!

THIS WEEK: Take to social media to urge Wendy’s top investors to leverage their power to bring the fast food giant into the Fair Food Program!

[caption id="attachment_28850" align="aligncenter" width="799"] Farmworker women lead the "How Much Longer, Wendy's?" March through Manhattan.[/caption] We need YOU to help flood social media with the urgent call for Wendy’s investors Goldman Sachs, BlackRock, Wells Fargo, and BNY Mellon to make their commitment to socially responsible investing real! Last week, farmworkers in Immokalee made the difficult decision to postpone the highly-anticipated >> Read More
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Follow the Money March postponed due to Covid-19 virus public health crisis

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Follow the Money March postponed due to Covid-19 virus public health crisis

Dear friends, Due to the global crisis of the Covid-19 virus, which is affecting communities in every corner of the world, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the Follow the Money March, originally planned to take place between March 10-12 in New York City.  The march has been postponed indefinitely, to be rescheduled once the risk has passed. >> Read More
Immokalee readies for Wall Street… is Wall Street ready for Immokalee?

Immokalee readies for Wall Street… is Wall Street ready for Immokalee?

Art and music take center stage at CIW’s annual “Fiesta del Año del Trabajador" as farmworkers in Immokalee prepare to take on Wall Street power players investing in Wendy’s…  Meanwhile New York City-based students, religious leaders, public figures, and community allies mark their calendars to march alongside farmworkers and their families on March 12! Have you registered yet? We’re less than >> Read More
Faith leaders across New York City declare support for NYC Council resolution calling on Wendy’s to join the Fair Food Program!…

Faith leaders across New York City declare support for NYC Council resolution calling on Wendy’s to join the Fair Food Program!…

Momentum is growing in NYC ahead of next month's big march, as thirty New York City clergy, seminary presidents, professors and religious leaders release public letter of support for NYC Council Resolution 1156…  Big news out of the Big Apple! As the buzz around the CIW’s upcoming Follow the Money March begins to reverberate throughout the bustling boroughs of New York >> Read More
REGISTER NOW: The big Follow the Money March is just one month away!

REGISTER NOW: The big Follow the Money March is just one month away!

[caption id="attachment_31438" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Members of New York Fair Food, representing students and community allies from across the Big Apple, meet to discuss plans for the Follow the Money March set for March 10-12, 2020.[/caption] An organizing report, a brand-new website, and a list of caravans from around the country… Here’s all you need to join the CIW’s major spring >> Read More
Dispatches from the student front in the fight for Fair Food ahead of huge Follow the Money March!

Dispatches from the student front in the fight for Fair Food ahead of huge Follow the Money March!

Student/Farmworker Alliance leaders convene in Immokalee for a face-to-face planning weekend on the Wendy’s Boycott! Student/Farmworker Alliance leaders from across the country come together to turn up the pressure on Wendy's! Anyone who knows anything about the two-decade old Campaign for Fair Food knows the all-important leadership role students have played in winning the legally-binding agreements -- with now fourteen >> Read More
NYC Jewish, labor leaders pledge to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with farmworkers ahead of City Council vote!

NYC Jewish, labor leaders pledge to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with farmworkers ahead of City Council vote!

[caption id="attachment_31167" align="aligncenter" width="800"] NYC Council Member Mark Levine (left) declares his support for the Fair Food Program on a panel with CIW's Oscar Otzoy (center) and the Alliance for Fair Food's Uriel Perez (right), presenting at an event convened by The Workers Circle (January 2020) in New York City.[/caption] NYC City Council Member Mark Levine: "Immokalee is not just, in >> Read More
ANNOUNCED: Farmworkers to take on Wall Street power players behind Wendy’s with 3-day “Follow the Money” March in New York City from March 10-12!

ANNOUNCED: Farmworkers to take on Wall Street power players behind Wendy’s with 3-day “Follow the Money” March in New York City from March 10-12!

Demanding transparency and verifiable human rights protections in Wendy’s produce supply chain, farmworkers will march across New York City to hold major Wendy’s investors accountable for hamburger giant's failure to join leading social responsibility program in US agriculture!  Make your plans TODAY to join CIW for the grand finale on Thursday, March 12 outside of the fast-food chain’s largest institutional shareholder, >> Read More
TED Ideas lifts up Fair Food Program, Worker-driven Social Responsibility as transformative human rights model!

TED Ideas lifts up Fair Food Program, Worker-driven Social Responsibility as transformative human rights model!

TED Ideas: "Many farmworkers in the US receive inadequate wages and experience harassment, violence and even sexual assault. But thanks to the Fair Food Program, which signs up big companies like McDonald’s and Taco Bell, conditions in the tomato fields in several states have been reformed. Here’s how it works — and how you can do your part..." Last February, >> Read More