Category: Expanding the Fair Food Program: November 2014 – December 2015

Food for Thought on Thanksgiving Eve…

Christian Science Monitor takes a longform look at farm labor exploitation in the US, Fair Food Program progress in Florida's fields...With Thanksgiving just a day away -- and preparations for the holiday feast already well underway in homes across the country -- it is reasonable to pause for a moment to reflect on the fate of the men and women whose >> Read More

Holiday surprise: FFSC Director Judge Laura Safer Espinoza wins prestigious Purpose Prize!

Fair Food Program's best kept secret, secret no longer, as award makes national news!...Last week, the Fair Food Standards Council's own Judge Laura Safer Espinoza was honored with's prestigious Purpose Prize.  Recognizing "six over 60" who are "combining their passion and their experience for social good," the Prize highlights Judge Laura's immeasurable contribution to the Fair Food Program, which comes on >> Read More

Farmworkers, allies march on Big Apple Headquarters of Wendy’s Board Chairman, Nelson Peltz!

CIW to Nelson Peltz:  “Trian has a tremendous influence over the decisions of Wendy’s — but they have forgotten to recognize the humanity of the workers.  It’s time for them to do so by joining the Fair Food Program.” On Monday evening, in the wake of Wendy's long and frosty silence on whether or not they will join the Fair Food Program, >> Read More

TODAY: Get ready, New York City! Massive march, delegation to Wendy’s leadership…

[caption id="attachment_19814" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Jewish leaders from T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights leading a June 2014 action outside of the office of Wendy's Board Chairman Nelson Peltz[/caption]“If not now, when?” Farmworkers, religious leaders in the Big Apple demand answers from Wendy's Board Chairman Nelson Peltz...Later today, the Fair Food Nation will appear at the doorstep of the plush downtown >> Read More

BREAKING: CIW, allies to march on NYC offices of Wendy’s Chairman Nelson Peltz!

Mark your calendar!  This coming Monday, November 16th, CIW and allies will march through the heart of New York City from a Wendy's franchise to the office of its Chairman, Nelson Peltz.Here below is the official press release:Gerardo Reyes ChavezCoalition of Immokalee Workers, (239) 675-9234MEDIA ADVISORY:New York City Residents, Farmworkers to March on Park Avenue Offices of Wendy’s Chairman Nelson >> Read More

Nov. 21st: “Uniting for Fair Food” National Day of Action for the Thanksgiving season…

As country prepares for Thanksgiving, Fair Food Nation prepares powerful call for justice from Publix, Wendy's...Fall is in the air, and as the end of November draws closer, people across the country are making travel plans and pulling out favorite family recipes for the big Thanksgiving meal on November 26th.For the Fair Food Nation, the central ingredients of that meal are not only the family >> Read More

North Carolina Publix Truth Tour kicks off in Asheville!

Western North Carolina community to Florida-based Publix:  If you want to expand into our community, you must expand your commitment to human rights!Word has come down off the mountain, and the first week of the North Carolina Publix Truth Tour -- spent among the turning leaves and brisk fall breezes of the indescribably beautiful mountain community of Asheville (while today the heat index >> Read More

100+ Floridians take to the streets to keep the heat on Publix…

Farmworker families, allies launch series of fall Publix actions with massive protest at Sarasota's Bay St. Publix, calling on Florida's grocer to join the Fair Food Program!Last weekend, even as Publix executives up north began to prepare for the upcoming North Carolina Publix Truth Tour, the Southeastern grocer got an earful from its own hometown residents down in Florida!  Last Sunday, over 100 allies >> Read More

EEOC Task Force holds up Fair Food Program at national hearing as practice “we’ve seen work” to prevent and eliminate sexual harassment…

EEOC highlights Fair Food Program's unique capacity to prevent sexual harassment at national gathering focused on "promoting the practices we've seen work..."This past Tuesday, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission gathered its Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace in Los Angeles to discuss some of the most country's most promising models for addressing -- and preventing -- harassment in >> Read More

Question: What are the three most important elements of a successful social responsibility program?

Answer:  1) Enforcement 2) Enforcement 3) EnforcementThe litany of brutal human rights abuses in corporate supply chains around the globe just keeps getting longer by the day, and more horrifying with each new exposé.Longtime readers of this site are familiar with the extensive history of labor abuse in America's fields, including Florida's own "Harvest of Shame."  From federal prosecutors declaring Florida "ground zero >> Read More