Author: Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Part One: Report from Wendy’s 2019 annual shareholder meeting…

Part One: Report from Wendy’s 2019 annual shareholder meeting…

[caption id="attachment_30287" align="aligncenter" width="702"] The Fair Food delegation to the Wendy's shareholder meeting, from left: Alex Schelle (Alliance for Fair Food), Chris Cox (ICCR), Travis J. McConnell, Kerry Kennedy (Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights), Nely Rodriguez (CIW), Wilson Perez (CIW), Bill Fullarton, Silvia Sabanilla (CIW), Leslie Alanis (UNC Chapel Hill), Rev. Lynda Smith, Gabriela Cano Uchofen >> Read More
Alliance for Fair Food announces “Faith in Fair Food” Summer Tour!

Alliance for Fair Food announces “Faith in Fair Food” Summer Tour!

Faith communities make plans to turn up the heat on Wendy's across the state of Florida, from Orlando to Tampa, Miami, Homestead, Ft. Lauderdale, Naples, and Sarasota this summer! Hot on the heels of the announcement of this summer's Boot the Braids Tours, during which students and farmworkers will be mobilizing to kick Wendy’s off campuses from coast to coast, the >> Read More
Student/Farmworker Alliance leaders announce back-to-back #BootTheBraids Truth Tours for summer 2019!

Student/Farmworker Alliance leaders announce back-to-back #BootTheBraids Truth Tours for summer 2019!

This summer, farmworkers from Immokalee and SFA organizers will embark on five regional “Boot the Braids” Truth Tours to expose the dangerous, inhumane conditions workers face outside the protections of the Fair Food Program and Wendy’s absurd social responsibility shell game… Mark your calendars, because Fair Food is coming to a town near you this summer! This past weekend, members >> Read More
Author Bernice Yeung highlights the Fair Food Program as model for ending sexual harassment on economics podcast, “Who Makes Cents”…

Author Bernice Yeung highlights the Fair Food Program as model for ending sexual harassment on economics podcast, “Who Makes Cents”…

Journalist, author Bernice Yeung on the Fair Food Program as a tool to end sexual harassment in the workplace: "Because the workers themselves know that they are helping establish how the farm is being evaluated, that they're one of many workers, they become the eyes and ears of the [Fair Food] Program.  They know that they're empowered to change the >> Read More
Fair Food-inspired article from the Bitter Southerner wins 2019 James Beard Media Award!

Fair Food-inspired article from the Bitter Southerner wins 2019 James Beard Media Award!

[caption id="attachment_30210" align="aligncenter" width="772"] An article in the online Southern news and culture hub, The Bitter Southerner, on the CIW's Campaign for Fair Food and the Fair Food Program has won a 2019 James Beard Award for Food Journalism.[/caption] CIW's Nely Rodriguez:  "During the fast, I found myself reflecting on the things I’ve seen, like the mothers here who have >> Read More
Social media smackdown!  Amy Schumer, Alyssa Milano blast Wendy’s on Instagram, Twitter!

Social media smackdown! Amy Schumer, Alyssa Milano blast Wendy’s on Instagram, Twitter!

[caption id="attachment_30146" align="aligncenter" width="778"] On Sunday, comedian, actor and advocate Amy Schumer took to Instagram to blast Wendy's – and, by the way, reveal the gender of her soon-to-be-born son! – garnering hundreds of thousands of responses and widespread coverage on traditional media within hours.[/caption] Wendy’s attempt to leverage pop culture and social media goes terribly awry, as comedian/actor/activist Amy Schumer >> Read More
Endorsements for the CIW’s Wendy’s Boycott keep rolling in!…

Endorsements for the CIW’s Wendy’s Boycott keep rolling in!…

[caption id="attachment_30133" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Photo Credit: Davida Johns[/caption] Representing over a thousand members across the U.S. and the world, the Quaker Southeastern Yearly Meeting and Dominican Sisters of Peace endorse the Wendy’s Boycott! "Guided by our Quaker principles of fairness and equality, Southeastern Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), has supported the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) for many >> Read More
ACTION REPORT: Students, people of faith and community allies drop banners in support of Wendy’s Boycott!

ACTION REPORT: Students, people of faith and community allies drop banners in support of Wendy’s Boycott!

PLUS: Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis and the Florida Poor People’s Campaign join forces with CIW to demand a moral commitment to human rights from Wendy’s… Today, we bring you a report from last week's jam-packed actions in the Campaign for Fair Food, courtesy of the Student/Farmworker Alliance.  From student- and community-led banner drops across the country to a powerful visit >> Read More
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