Author: Coalition of Immokalee Workers

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
BREAKING:  Glennon Doyle, Abby Wambach to march alongside CIW at Time’s Up Wendy’s March!

BREAKING: Glennon Doyle, Abby Wambach to march alongside CIW at Time’s Up Wendy’s March!

Farmworkers, their families, and thousands of consumer allies will be joined on March 15th by New York Times bestselling author and U.S. Women's Soccer legend! Sometimes two things come together for the first time and the fit is just right, like it had always been meant to be.  That's what happened in Immokalee last summer when longtime leaders of the >> Read More
The Atlantic: The Fair Food Program “represents hope for workers in an industry where, for generations, there’s been very little…”

The Atlantic: The Fair Food Program “represents hope for workers in an industry where, for generations, there’s been very little…”

Investigative reporting out of The Atlantic charts devastating history of sexual violence in agriculture, identifies FFP as “source of hope” for the industry...  Last week, The Atlantic, one of the country’s longest-running magazines, published an in-depth piece on the prevalence of sexual violence in U.S. agriculture.  After months of extensive research, both historical and of the current agricultural industry, the >> Read More
NPR’s 1A brings news of new book on CIW, story of Fair Food movement, to millions of listeners!

NPR’s 1A brings news of new book on CIW, story of Fair Food movement, to millions of listeners!

Dean of Pardee RAND Graduate School Susan Marquis's book, "I am not a tractor!", attracts national attention to remarkable story — and promising future — of Fair Food movement... Over the past month, word has spread about an extraordinary new book from the Dean of the Pardee RAND Graduate School in California, Susan Marquis.  Marquis's volume, titled "I Am Not >> Read More
PHOTO REPORT: 160+ faith leaders take action in Wendy’s Boycott for Day of Fasting and Witness!

PHOTO REPORT: 160+ faith leaders take action in Wendy’s Boycott for Day of Fasting and Witness!

[caption id="attachment_27694" align="aligncenter" width="800"] In New York City, an interfaith delegation of religious leaders, including T'ruah's #TomatoRabbis and Rev. Michael Livingston (middle), fasted and took action outside of the offices of Wendy's Board Chair, Nelson Peltz, where farmworkers and allies will hold the CIW Freedom Fast in March.[/caption] Faith leaders from coast to coast:  “Wendy’s has a moral obligation to >> Read More
NEW VIDEO:  Worker-driven Social Responsibility Network publishes video on WSR as model continues to grow in U.S., internationally!

NEW VIDEO: Worker-driven Social Responsibility Network publishes video on WSR as model continues to grow in U.S., internationally!

Hope for a better year ahead for low-wage workers... Following a tumultuous 2017, a weary world turns its eyes toward the year ahead and ponders what new trials and tremors await us in 2018.  But one unlikely sector — low-wage workers laboring in industries across the world, from the agricultural fields of the U.S. to the textile and electronics factories of >> Read More
Supermarket Guru: “Fair Food Agreements Might Just Be the Next Big Thing”!

Supermarket Guru: “Fair Food Agreements Might Just Be the Next Big Thing”!

Retail food expert, followed by over tens of thousands of consumers nationwide, shines spotlight on FFP's success, "The results speak for themselves"..."Supermarket Guru" Phil Lempert is one of the retail food industry's leading experts.  Reporting on all kinds of food news, from the newest trends in healthy diets to the latest consumer research, Mr. Lempert has served as NBC's Today Show Food Trends >> Read More
NEW VIDEO: On International Human Rights Day, support the Fair Food movement!

NEW VIDEO: On International Human Rights Day, support the Fair Food movement!

Today, celebrate Human Rights Day by sustaining Fair Food and human rights for farmworkers...On this day in 1948, before a war-weary world, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed a vision of equality, dignity, and rights held by all: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  This historic document forms a crucial part of the foundation of the CIW's movement for Fair >> Read More