Category: The birth of Worker-driven Social Responsibility: January – December 2016

Wendy’s vs. Wendy’s…

... Or how Wendy's own code of conduct demonstrates that the hamburger giant really doesn't care about human rights in its supply chain.Last week, in a post entitled "A Battle for the Soul of Social Responsibility," we took a long look at Wendy's new supplier code of conduct and its provisions on labor rights, and we reached this conclusion: "When it comes >> Read More

Two-page Fair Food Program ad shines in “Savory”, Ahold’s glossy food quarterly!

[caption id="attachment_23241" align="aligncenter" width="600"] In the two-page Fair Food label ad in Ahold USA's quarterly food magazine, Savory, the text reads: "Now you can have an impact on how workers are treated in the fields. The Fair Food Program label guarantees that those who pick the fruits and vegetables your family enjoys are treated with dignity, provided with humane working >> Read More

A Battle for the Soul of Social Responsibility…

Wendy's new code of conduct is a prime example of the discredited standards-without-enforcement model of corporate social responsibility;Workers' Voice Tour to contrast Wendy's code with the proven success of the Fair Food Program and the Worker-driven Social Responsibility model...What would you do if you could cheat on your taxes and know that you would get away with it? Not just think you >> Read More

Not in our house! Students call on USF Board of Trustees to reject campus Publix!

CALL TO ACTION: University of South Florida students, community members tell university administration:  "Publix can't set up shop on our campus until they respect farmworkers' human rights!"And they want you to help!  Here's how...Even as students from Florida to New York gear up to join farmworkers for Wendy's protests as part of the upcoming 2016 Workers' Voice Tour, students here in >> Read More

SPRING ACTION ANNOUNCED: Workers’ Voice Tour to turn spotlight on Wendy’s, March 2 – 12!

Workers, consumers to take Fair Food message directly to Wendy's corporate leadership in New York, Ohio, and Palm Beach;Tour to demand real, Worker-driven Social Responsibility from fast-food holdout, not more unenforced promises of human rights...This coming March 2-12, farmworkers and thousands of consumer allies will be mobilizing to bring Wendy's -- the lone holdout among the big five fast-food companies >> Read More