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

Coming soon to Nashville air waves: Radio Dignidad 104.1 FM!

[caption id="attachment_22821" align="alignright" width="302"] Dignidad Obrera at the 2013 March for Rights, Respect and Fair Food. In the months ahead, the Nashville worker center will be launching their own worker-led radio station.[/caption]The spirit of the CIW's Radio Conciencia spreads across the South, as workers launch Workers' Dignity Radio in Nashville...And you can help!For five years now, one of the CIW's strongest >> Read More

Extra! Extra! Farmworkers, Tarheel State residents announce North Carolina Publix Truth Tour…

October 29th - November 8th:  Fair Food Nation gears up for five-city tour across Publix's new territory...In just a few short weeks, farmworkers in Immokalee will pack their belongings into a caravan and head up to North Carolina for the season's fall Truth Tour!  Armed with artwork, a burst of energy from the buzz of a new tomato season in Florida, and the support of hundreds >> Read More

CIW, worker organizations from around the country, join President Obama at White House Summit on Worker Voice!

[caption id="attachment_22793" align="aligncenter" width="598"] The 18th and 21st centuries collide as the famous Lansdowne Portrait of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart welcomes participants to the East Wing and the White House Summit on Worker Voice last Wednesday.[/caption]Day-long gathering tackles tough questions facing 21st century worker movement..."If you're not at the table, you're on the menu."Those were the words of AFSCME >> Read More

“Schooling Wendy’s” on Fair Food: 20+ cities across raise the volume in campaign against Wendy’s…

"Students across the country will be boycotting Wendy’s and getting our universities to cut ties with Wendy's until they do the right thing by farmworkers...”It's official:  The fall season is here!  And the Fair Food Nation's students and young people across the country are ready.Throughout last week's "Schooling Wendy's" Week of Action, Wendy's stores in over 20 cities across the country -- >> Read More

Wendy’s Week of Action off with a bang! Actions kick off in Orlando, Austin…

"We plan to fight until Wendy's agrees to respect the dignity of the farmworkers its business depends on..."And, they're off!  Starting last Sunday, the Student / Farmworker Alliance -- cheered on by the rest of the Alliance for Fair Food -- kicked off the National "Schooling Wendy's" Week of Action.  Although we'll be sharing the full round up after the jam-packed >> Read More

Florida United Methodist Church calls on Publix for dialogue, action on Fair Food without further delay!

[caption id="attachment_22127" align="aligncenter" width="600"] In June 2015, the Florida United Methodist Conference voted overwhelmingly for a resolution calling on Publix Supermarkets to join the Fair Food Program[/caption]"...I am writing to inform you of the Florida United Methodist Conference’s resolute call to Publix to join the Fair Food Program and to take part in the expansion of long-denied human rights of >> Read More

ACTION ALERT! Student / Farmworker Alliance calls on network for Wendy’s Week of Action!

Students to "school Wendy’s on the many ways the fast-food joint has failed to make the grade"...With the academic year now in full swing -- and in the wake of the energizing 2015 Encuentro -- the Student / Farmworker Alliance is kicking off the school season with its first national Week of Action!  Next week, from Sunday, September 27th to Sunday, October 4th, the >> Read More

Lakeland students to Publix: “We will not continue to let this happen where Publix has its headquarters!”

Dozens of Lakeland community members and Southeastern University students watch "Food Chains," lead candlelight vigil outside Publix store in company's hometown...In a powerful evening of reflection and action, students and community members of the central Florida city of Lakeland, Florida -- Publix's corporate hometown and the site of six years’ worth of Fair Food marches, rallies, and fasts -- gathered to express their >> Read More

Watch out, Wendy’s! 100+ Encuentro participants, farmworkers protest for Fair Food…

CIW members, students: "Maybe Wendy’s will continue to refuse to be a part of the Program today -- but every day, there are more and more of us, and someday, Wendy’s will sign..."This past weekend, after months of planning and preparation, the Student / Farmworker Alliance hosted the 11th annual Encuentro in Immokalee, where students and young people from around >> Read More

A cautionary tale: Farmworker women win massive judgment in sexual assault, retaliation case against Florida farm…

EEOC case a powerful reminder of:1) The ongoing epidemic of sexual violence in Florida's fields outside the bounds of the Fair Food Program, and2) The hypocrisy of retailers and the failure of the corporate social responsibility approach to stop the violence.Last Friday's announcement of a massive jury verdict in favor of five farmworker women who filed sexual assault and retaliation >> Read More