Author: Coalition of Immokalee Workers

What is the secret ingredient to the Fair Food Program?  Worker participation.

What is the secret ingredient to the Fair Food Program? Worker participation.

[caption id="attachment_26380" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Workers participate in a CIW-led worker-to-worker education session last summer before heading into the fields to pick on a Fair Food Program farm in South Carolina.[/caption] Dear friends, As we write, the CIW's worker-to-worker Education Team is once again hard at work on a farm in South Carolina, talking to farmworkers about their rights under the >> Read More
Half-way home…

Half-way home…

[caption id="attachment_28605" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Nearly 200 protesters – including nearly 50 farmworkers and their families from Immokalee – march outside of the Wendy's Annual Shareholder meeting.  They cheered on Fair Food Nation representatives who attended the meeting, prepared to confront Wendy's executives with tough questions on the company's refusal to join the Fair Food Program.[/caption] Bowing to farmworker and consumer >> Read More
TAKE ACTION NOW: Email Wendy’s executives ahead of Tuesday’s annual shareholder meeting!

TAKE ACTION NOW: Email Wendy’s executives ahead of Tuesday’s annual shareholder meeting!

TODAY: Flood Wendy's Board of Directors' inboxes with support for farm labor justice! Tomorrow, June 5th, Wendy's executives will be meeting with shareholders at their headquarters in Dublin, Ohio — and whether they like it or not, Fair Food is going to be squarely at the top of the agenda.  As we write, dozens of farmworker families are on the >> Read More
Fair Food Nation gears up for the June 5th Wendy’s Annual Shareholder meeting!

Fair Food Nation gears up for the June 5th Wendy’s Annual Shareholder meeting!

[caption id="attachment_28566" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Farmworkers' freshly-drying artwork for the upcoming Wendy's shareholder meeting.[/caption] "Time's Up, Wendy's!"  40+ farmworkers, scores of allies to descend on Columbus to confront Wendy's executives over failure to protect human rights in burger giant's supply chain... Less than a week to go! We are in the final stretch before Wendy's Annual Shareholder meeting, which will take >> Read More
“Where shooting is a pleasure”:  Parkland students put Publix in the hot seat for political contributions to “NRA sellout”…

“Where shooting is a pleasure”: Parkland students put Publix in the hot seat for political contributions to “NRA sellout”…

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Teens draw chalk outlines of bodies in parking lot of Coral Springs Publix. "Where shooting is a pleasure" was scrawled in chalk in the Publix parking lot, a play on the store's "Where shopping is a pleasure" slogan // Photo Credit: ABC Channel 27, Tallahassee[/caption] Parkland students notch another victory in fight for common sense gun >> Read More
Media round-up! Wendy’s Boycott making news from California to New Jersey…

Media round-up! Wendy’s Boycott making news from California to New Jersey…

[caption id="attachment_28482" align="aligncenter" width="689"] B'nai Keshet Synagogue Hebrew School student Elliot Morley, 12, with his parents Alan Morley and Carol Schlitt, and interested customer Deron Braxton of Bloomfield, NJ delivers letter to local Wendy’s manager on Saturday, April 28, 2018. PHOTO BY ADAM ANIK OF MONTCLAIR LOCAL[/caption] Cal State East Bay ethnic studies professor: "Wendy’s doesn’t really care how tomatoes >> Read More
CIW receives 2018 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism!

CIW receives 2018 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism!

ALBA, Puffin Foundation lift up power of CIW's Campaign for Fair Food: "The CIW's hands-on organizing, coalition building, protests, boycotts, and forging alliances with consumers has demonstrated the modern-day power of organizing..." This past weekend, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers had the tremendous honor of receiving the 2018 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism in recognition of the CIW's 25-year >> Read More
#SolutionsSummit lifts up Fair Food Program as “promising practice to end sexual violence”!

#SolutionsSummit lifts up Fair Food Program as “promising practice to end sexual violence”!

This past Tuesday, in an office nestled among the beautiful trees of San Francisco's Presidio Park, nearly 100 workers, advocates, policymakers, and journalists gathered at the home of Futures without Violence, one of the nation's leading voices in the movement to end violence against women and children, and a longtime CIW collaborator in the development of the Fair Food Program's >> Read More