Author: Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Farmworker Awareness Week highlights Fair Food Program at Compass Group locations across the nation!

Farmworker Awareness Week highlights Fair Food Program at Compass Group locations across the nation!

We support farmworkers by buying produce from farms that commit to a Code of Conduct, ensuring fairer and safer working conditions. #Icareaboutfair pic.twitter.com/j7KOecfaUw — WSU Dining (@WSU__Dining) March 27, 2019 This week, in honor of Farmworker Awareness Week, college campuses, restaurants, healthcare facilities, and many other partners of Compass Group USA were flooded with beautiful new graphics about the Fair >> Read More
ACTION ALERT: Student/Farmworker Alliance declares “Wendy’s, We Won’t Yield!” National Day of Action, April 18!

ACTION ALERT: Student/Farmworker Alliance declares “Wendy’s, We Won’t Yield!” National Day of Action, April 18!

[caption id="attachment_29971" align="alignright" width="800"] Students at the University of Florida turn up the volume on President Fuchs to cut the university's contract with Wendy's during the 4 for Fair Food Tour in March 2019.[/caption] Students to shine a light on Wendy’s disturbing human rights record with banner drops on campuses and cities across the country… On the heels of this >> Read More
Alyssa Milano pens Women’s History Month Op/ed: “Immokalee workers’ laser focus on power is a lesson for us all, as we stand up and declare Time’s Up on sexual harassment and assault…”

Alyssa Milano pens Women’s History Month Op/ed: “Immokalee workers’ laser focus on power is a lesson for us all, as we stand up and declare Time’s Up on sexual harassment and assault…”

"When women look back on their history fifty years from now, the Fair Food Program will be a chapter in that history.  But we all need to take a page from the Immokalee workers’ book across all work environments, including and starting with the entertainment industry.  We can eradicate sexual harassment and violence for the next generation.  All we have >> Read More
BREAKING: Students descend on OSU President Drake’s office, launch sit-in on eve of International Women’s Day

BREAKING: Students descend on OSU President Drake’s office, launch sit-in on eve of International Women’s Day

Rachel Birri, OSU Junior: "Today, as Ohio State students, we continue to be ashamed of how this University acts.  But we are so proud of ourselves and of our communities in the way we are able to fight for justice, in the way we will not give up, in the way we will make sure that farmworker voices are heard >> Read More
“This message is for all of the university administrations: We are tired of excuses!  We want justice!”

“This message is for all of the university administrations: We are tired of excuses! We want justice!”

Colorful, joyous March for Farmworker Justice overtakes the streets of Carrboro, Chapel Hill! On Tuesday afternoon, nearly 250 people gathered across from the much-beloved Weaver St. Market in Carrboro, North Carolina, for the March for Farmworker Justice to the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, demanding that UNC Interim Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz cut the university's contract with Wendy's.  As >> Read More
Day 2 of the 4 for Fair Food Tour builds momentum with powerful support from North Carolina’s communities of faith!

Day 2 of the 4 for Fair Food Tour builds momentum with powerful support from North Carolina’s communities of faith!

4 for Fair Food Tour - UNC Vigil for Farmworker Rights from Coalition of Immokalee Workers on Vimeo. 4 for Fair Food Tour - North Carolina Vigil for Farmworker Justice. Pastor David Mateo, United Church of Chapel Hill: "Today, we are in solidarity with farmworkers, who through the work of their hands have blessed our plates with tomatoes... We will >> Read More
The 4 for Fair Food Tour takes off from Immokalee!

The 4 for Fair Food Tour takes off from Immokalee!

[caption id="attachment_29618" align="aligncenter" width="802"] Members of the Immokalee community stepping off the bus in North Carolina on Saturday morning, during the first day of the 4 for Fair Food Tour.[/caption] The 4 for Fair Food Tour has officially launched and safely arrived in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, ready to join students and local leaders in bringing the Wendy's Boycott to >> Read More
Join the Boot the Braids Challenge on social media as the 4 for Fair Food Tour leaves TODAY!

Join the Boot the Braids Challenge on social media as the 4 for Fair Food Tour leaves TODAY!

From March 1-14, join the #btbchallenge on social media to support the 4 for Fair Food Tour! As you read this, dozens of farmworkers, their children, and allies from Immokalee are preparing to load sleeping bags, colorful flags and banners, and enough supplies for two long weeks on the road onto the tour bus, eager to head out on the >> Read More
PART 3:  Chapel Hill and the “4 for Fair Food” Tour

PART 3: Chapel Hill and the “4 for Fair Food” Tour

[caption id="attachment_27061" align="aligncenter" width="791"] Students from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill march to the on-campus Wendy's as a part of the 2017 "Wendy's, you're failing farmworker women" Student Week of Action[/caption] UNC Chapel Hill students to university leadership:  "... [H]ousing Wendy’s on our campus rewards the fast-food chain for evading responsibility and prioritizing profits over human rights..." PLUS:  >> Read More