Author: Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Students from coast to coast declare:  “It’s On, Wendy’s!”

Students from coast to coast declare: “It’s On, Wendy’s!”

[caption id="attachment_28314" align="aligncenter" width="798"] Students at UNC - Chapel Hill symbolically pin a large red dot to their local Wendy's, building on the nationwide "Red Dot" campaign in which students on university and college campuses map their communities, with red dots indicating locations in which violent incidents of sexual harassment and assault have taken place. For this Sexual Harassment Awareness >> Read More
Donate today!  Join the Fair Food Team to help raise $6,000 in the “A Community Thrives” Campaign…

Donate today! Join the Fair Food Team to help raise $6,000 in the “A Community Thrives” Campaign…

Help us build the future of the Fair Food Program by donating TODAY to the "A Community Thrives" fundraiser! Building on the momentum generated by last month's Freedom Fast and Time's Up Wendy's March, the Fair Food Nation is launching an online crowdfunding effort to support the Fair Food Program!  As a part of the broader "A Community Thrives" Campaign, >> Read More
Media round-up!  Freedom Fast, Time’s Up Wendy’s March make headlines across the nation…

Media round-up! Freedom Fast, Time’s Up Wendy’s March make headlines across the nation…

Huffington Post: "This isn’t just a fight between the CIW and a fast food restaurant. This is at the very heart of what corporate responsibility looks like in the 21st century..." The last two weeks have gone by in a blur.  Between recovering from the exhausting, five-day Freedom Fast and navigating the flood of media that ensued when the Wendy's >> Read More
Blowback!  Pop culture media explodes with news of Wendy’s attack on farmworker women, response from #TimesUp leaders…

Blowback! Pop culture media explodes with news of Wendy’s attack on farmworker women, response from #TimesUp leaders…

InStyle (with an audience of 9.5 million) posted the above video at the top of their story on Alyssa Milano's powerful response to Wendy's outrageous claim that farmworker women were "exploiting" the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. People Magazine (76 million readers): "Alyssa Milano Slams Wendy's 'Outrageous' Response Amid Farmworkers' Protest of Fast Food Chain..." Elle Magazine (26 million readers): "The >> Read More
Inequality.org: “Power is at the crux of the Fair Food Program”…

Inequality.org: “Power is at the crux of the Fair Food Program”…

[caption id="attachment_27925" align="aligncenter" width="800"] More than 2000 marchers descend on Burger King headquarters in Miami ten years ago to the month in one of the largest protests in Campaign for Fair Food history. Organizers are expecting an even larger crowd on March 15th in New York City for the "Time's Up Wendy's March".[/caption] CIW's Gerardo Reyes: “Nelson Peltz is a >> Read More
ORGANIZING REPORT: New York City gets fired up for the Freedom Fast!

ORGANIZING REPORT: New York City gets fired up for the Freedom Fast!

Actress Erika Alexander sends a message to Wendy's:  Join the Fair Food Program! Award-winning playwright Eve Ensler to farmworkers preparing to fast: "Keep going, brave, beautiful women.  I am with you, and all of us at V-Day and One Billion Rising - countless activists around the world - stand with you today, rising in the name of justice for all >> Read More
Time’s Up, Hollywood stars Patricia Arquette, Amber Tamblyn, Frances Fisher amplify CIW Women’s call to action in Wendy’s Boycott!

Time’s Up, Hollywood stars Patricia Arquette, Amber Tamblyn, Frances Fisher amplify CIW Women’s call to action in Wendy’s Boycott!

To our sisters of @CIW, we see you & thank you for your leadership. Keep fighting back! All workers deserve safety, equality & dignity. #TIMESUP #WomenLeading https://t.co/kHJWQ7o2Wv — TIME'S UP (@TIMESUPNOW) March 1, 2018 Open letter from CIW women leaders to Time's Up sparks a conversation across the Twitterverse, prompting calls for national solidarity with farmworker women, upcoming Freedom Fast; >> Read More
Aspen Institute: How a Farmworker Movement Changed the Way Your Food Gets Made…

Aspen Institute: How a Farmworker Movement Changed the Way Your Food Gets Made…

[caption id="attachment_27849" align="aligncenter" width="800"] From left to right: Steven Greenhouse (author, former labor reporter, New York Times), Susan Marquis (Dean of RAND Graduate School, author, "I Am Not a Tractor"), Jon Esformes (Chief Operating Partner, Pacific Tomato Growers), Gerardo Reyes (CIW) and Greg Asbed (CIW). The speakers were gathered at the Aspen Institute offices in Washington, DC, earlier this month >> Read More
Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives honors CIW with its 2018 Human Rights Award!

Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives honors CIW with its 2018 Human Rights Award!

One of the country's most storied human rights organizations honors CIW for its "innovative organizing and profound impact on the lives of farmworkers..." Today we have the honor of sharing some very good news. Just this morning, the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) announced that it has chosen the Coalition of Immokalee Workers to receive its prestigious ALBA/Puffin Award for >> Read More