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

Quick hit: Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello gives shoutout to CIW in front of over 10,000 concert goers in Tampa!

"Prophets of Rage" Concert highlights farmworkers' human rights...Last Saturday, Tampa's hopping bay area was visited by the powerhouse tour, Prophets of Rage -- a combination of musicians from Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill -- which is sweeping the country this fall with the timely tagline, "Make America Rage Again."  Lighting up the stage, guitar in hand, was Rage Against the Machine's >> Read More

COMING SOON: Seven major actions across the U.S. during Southeast, Midwest ‘Behind the Braids’ Tours!

Details come into focus for seven major actions during first Wendy's Boycott tours of the fall season...Building on last week's first-ever Wendy's Boycott Summit in the heart of the Fair Food Nation, both farmworkers in Immokalee and their consumers allies are fanning back out across the country -- animated by a full weekend of skill-building, action planning, and, of course, protesting -- >> Read More

Wendy’s Boycott Summit kickstarts campaign organizing for the year ahead!

80+ students, people of faith, and consumers of conscience gather for the first-ever Wendy’s Boycott Summit; Weekend of strategic planning highlighted by a boisterous Southwest Florida Wendy's protest, with over 150 farmworkers and consumers kicking-off a calendar chockfull of action in the months ahead!This past weekend, nearly 90 allies from across the Alliance for Fair Food’s vibrant national network of people >> Read More

The Fair Food Sustainer Program takes off!

[caption id="attachment_24475" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Workers at a Fair Food Program Know Your Rights education session in Virginia in July of 2016[/caption]... and now we need to keep the momentum going!“This Program should be everywhere and cover everything… When are you coming to Tennessee?”"...this Program really has power… but [in order for it to keep growing] we all have to work >> Read More
PHOTO REPORT: Celebration in Immokalee!

PHOTO REPORT: Celebration in Immokalee!

CIW members gather to celebrate independence holidays of Mexico, Central America, and mark beginning of Florida tomato season...With the start of the 2016-2017 tomato season right around the corner, farmworkers and their families are making their way back to Immokalee after a long, hot summer of following the tomato harvest.  And for the second year in a row, Immokalee workers were not alone in their annual trek north: >> Read More

CALL TO ACTION: Become a founding member of the Fair Food Sustainer Program!

Together, we fought to make the dream of enforceable human rights for farmworkers a reality.Now, we need your support to bring these critical human rights to thousands of workers in new crops and regions.Become a Fair Food Sustainer now.Are you ready to do the impossible… again?Fifteen years ago, a small group of farmworkers and consumers stood on the side of >> Read More

PHOTO REPORT: No Labor Day holiday respite for Wendy’s!

Over long weekend, farmworkers, communities of faith across the country celebrate holiday with powerful message for fast food giant...Keeping with a longstanding tradition, the Fair Food Nation celebrated Labor Day last week the way it was intended: In action!  From Boston, Massachusetts, to Columbus, Ohio, and sunny Immokalee, Florida, consumers turned a spotlight on the back-breaking, invaluable work of farm laborers, and on Wendy's unconscionable failure to >> Read More

BREAKING: Farmworkers, allies announce ‘Behind the Braids’ national truth tours, weekend of action this fall!

This fall, farmworkers and their Fair Food allies will embark on six regional tours to reveal the ugly reality of farmworker exploitation behind Wendy’s façade of social responsibility…Fueled by the latest surge in support for the Wendy’s boycott – including last week’s endorsement by the National Council of Churches and the nearly 50,000 petition signatures on Change.org – farmworkers in Immokalee >> Read More

National Council of Churches, Robert F. Kennedy Center endorse Wendy’s Boycott!

Human rights leaders continue to line up behind growing fast food boycott...Also: Great job, everyone...  Signatures on change.org Wendy's Boycott petition almost double overnight, nearing 50,000!!Even as thousands of consumers continue to add their names daily to the fast-growing Wendy's Boycott petition, the movement to bring the fast-food giant into the Fair Food fold gained two more high profile institutional endorsements this past week -- the National >> Read More

Wendy’s Boycott goes viral! Change.org petition at 42,000 and growing by the minute…

CALL TO ACTION:  Take the Wendy's Boycott petition to the next level on social media...Just two short weeks ago, Change.org launched a Wendy's boycott petition, providing a fresh opportunity for Wendy's to see just how badly it's polling with consumers over its unconscionable decision to turn its back on farmworkers' rights.  And if the 42,000+ new consumers that have joined the Wendy's boycott across the country in just >> Read More