Author: Coalition of Immokalee Workers

BBC World Service highlights Fair Food Program in global fight to combat sexual violence in agriculture!

BBC World Service highlights Fair Food Program in global fight to combat sexual violence in agriculture!

Lupe Gonzalo on BBC World Service's Food Chain: Through the Fair Food Program, "everyone knows that workers have the right to report abuse, and no one is allowed to retaliate against them for it." As the #MeToo movement continues to shine a light on the problem of sexual harassment and assault in worksites from Hollywood to the Silicon Valley, journalists >> Read More
ANNOUNCING:  On July 19, farmworkers return to NYC  to demand, “How Much Longer, Wendy’s?”

ANNOUNCING: On July 19, farmworkers return to NYC to demand, “How Much Longer, Wendy’s?”

[caption id="attachment_28179" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Thousands of marchers arrive in front of the hedge fund offices of Wendy's Board Chair Nelson Peltz on Park Avenue during the Time's Up Wendy's March earlier this year.[/caption] Following Wendy's move to repatriate its tomato purchases from Mexico in response to consumers' human rights concerns – but continued refusal to join the Fair Food Program – >> Read More
Joe Flamm, Top Chef champion and Fair Food Chef:  “Together, we can make a change…”

Joe Flamm, Top Chef champion and Fair Food Chef: “Together, we can make a change…”

[caption id="attachment_28767" align="aligncenter" width="800"] “Visiting Immokalee and meeting the Coalition behind the scenes was truly remarkable. Walking through the fields and hearing the stories of the workers was awe inspiring and something I am an advocate for. The Fair Food Program truly represents a win for the workers and growers, and is a program I will support through my personal >> Read More
Big News!  The vast promise of Worker-driven Social Responsibility, and…

Big News! The vast promise of Worker-driven Social Responsibility, and…

... a special matching donation opportunity, today! You have a lot to be proud of.   The Fair Food Program is the single most effective program for protecting human rights in corporate supply chains in the the world today.  That's not bragging, that's the opinion of human rights experts from the White House to the United Nations.  Of course, the Fair >> Read More
Justice, Justice Let Us Pursue!

Justice, Justice Let Us Pursue!

Dear friends, Twenty-five years ago, men and women harvesting tomatoes first gathered in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Immokalee, to discuss how they would confront violence in the fields.  They brought their analytical skills, their creativity, and their courage to bear on what had been seemingly intractable exploitation. They stepped out in faith to create a future that >> Read More
“Although we are very diverse, we all treat each other with respect… and because of this, our crew is a great place to work.”

“Although we are very diverse, we all treat each other with respect… and because of this, our crew is a great place to work.”

Dear friends, To say that these are troubling times is an acute understatement.  It seems that every day we slide further down the slope toward a deeply dysfunctional new world, one in which the political norms and social advances once considered irreversible are dismantled, one by one, before our very eyes. But troubling times often bring out the best in >> Read More
A “visionary strategy… with potential to transform workplace environments across the global supply chain…”

A “visionary strategy… with potential to transform workplace environments across the global supply chain…”

Dear friends, In 2008, a federal prosecutor called the fields of Southwest Florida “ground zero for modern-day slavery.”   In 2014, one of the country’s premier public policy analysts called those same fields “the best working environment in American agriculture.”   And in 2017, the MacArthur Foundation described the Fair Food Program – the force that had wrought the transformation >> Read More