Category: Recent News

Fair Food Program featured in Congressional Women’s Caucus Hearing on Workplace Sexual Harassment…

Fair Food Program featured in Congressional Women’s Caucus Hearing on Workplace Sexual Harassment…

Judge Laura Safer Espinoza, Executive Director of the Fair Food Standards Council, joins panel of speakers at bipartisan hearing seeking solutions to sexual violence and harassment at work... Last Wednesday, September 12th, the bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues held a high profile hearing on the problem sexual harassment and assault in the workplace.  Hosted by Representatives Susan Brooks (R-IN) >> Read More
Celebrating Patrick Kaufman: father, teacher, leader in the Fair Food Nation…

Celebrating Patrick Kaufman: father, teacher, leader in the Fair Food Nation…

Patrick Kaufman, left foreground, with his son, Jeremiah, bottom right, are pictured with fellow fasters during the CIW's Return to Human Rights Tour in March of 2017.  They joined 17 other members of the Columbus, Ohio, community and students from the University of Ohio in support of the Wendy's Boycott with a week-long fast.  Patrick passed away a few days >> Read More
Fair Food Nation celebrates Labor Day in the streets of Miami with a dual Wendy’s/Publix protest!

Fair Food Nation celebrates Labor Day in the streets of Miami with a dual Wendy’s/Publix protest!

Vilmarie Cintrón-Olivieri, Co-moderator of the PC(USA) General Assembly on Labor Day: "We are here in solidarity walking alongside of you, boycotting, because we know it’s the right and just thing to do. Count on the Presbyterian Church, because we are here for you..." Keeping with a longstanding tradition, the Fair Food Nation celebrated the invaluable contribution of workers to the >> Read More
ACTION ALERT: Student/Farmworker Alliance announces “Pulling Back the Curtain on Wendy’s” Week of Action, Oct. 22-28!

ACTION ALERT: Student/Farmworker Alliance announces “Pulling Back the Curtain on Wendy’s” Week of Action, Oct. 22-28!

Today, we bring you big news from the Student/Farmworker Alliance, the ever-growing, national network of students and young people who have been keeping the heat cranked up on Wendy's all year long!  This week, students announced their October National Week of Action, with the theme of "Pulling Back the Curtain on Wendy's".  So mark your calendars, Fair Food Nation, because >> Read More
Compass Group USA announces first generation of Fair Food Chefs on new website!

Compass Group USA announces first generation of Fair Food Chefs on new website!

Russell Szekely (above), VP of Canteen Culinary – a part of Compass Groups USA – shares his reflections on the Fair Food Program after a visit to Immokalee. Fair Food Chef Paul Ruszat with Morrison Healthcare (of Compass Group USA): “If the sustainability doesn’t start with the people that are growing and picking our food then the rest doesn’t matter.” >> Read More
This summer, the Fair Food Nation turns up the heat on Wendy’s and Publix in Florida!

This summer, the Fair Food Nation turns up the heat on Wendy’s and Publix in Florida!

[caption id="attachment_28963" align="aligncenter" width="788"] March for Our Lives students marched alongside farmworkers during the kick-off summer Fair Food protest in St. Petersburg, Florida last weekend.[/caption] This week, the CIW and the Alliance for Fair Food (AFF) are announcing a series of Florida summer protests to turn up the heat on Wendy’s and longtime Fair Food holdout Publix Supermarkets ahead of >> Read More
New popular education drawings make their debut at worker-to-worker education sessions on Fair Food farms along the East Coast!

New popular education drawings make their debut at worker-to-worker education sessions on Fair Food farms along the East Coast!

[caption id="attachment_28934" align="aligncenter" width="800"] CIW's Oscar Otzoy (in blue shirt), with the help of two volunteers, leads a reflection on the right to safe transportation using a new Fair Food Program education drawing in Virginia last week.  The drawing depicts an accident and the consequences of the use of unauthorized, unsafe vehicles for transporting workers to and from the fields.[/caption] >> Read More
Fair Food Program singled out, once again, by international human rights leaders for its unique success in the fight against slavery, sexual violence…

Fair Food Program singled out, once again, by international human rights leaders for its unique success in the fight against slavery, sexual violence…

[caption id="attachment_28911" align="aligncenter" width="800"] A diagram published by Shift, a non-profit organization based in New York City whose "mission is to put the [United Nations'] Guiding Principles into practice in order to support greater respect for the human rights of all people affected by business," connects the Fair Food Program to ten of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.[/caption] Kevin Hyland >> Read More
Women’s rights legend Gloria Steinem calls out Wendy’s for failing to support farmworker women!

Women’s rights legend Gloria Steinem calls out Wendy’s for failing to support farmworker women!

[caption id="attachment_28850" align="aligncenter" width="676"] Farmworker women lead the "How Much Longer, Wendy's?" March through Manhattan in July 2018[/caption] Wendy’s Boycott momentum rolls on through the summer with shoutout from Gloria Steinem, media coverage from La Jornada! The CIW's “How Much Longer, Wendy’s?” March, which took place earlier this month in Manhattan, continues to make waves for Wendy’s, keeping the spotlight >> Read More
Hundreds march through heart of Manhattan for “How Much Longer, Wendy’s?” action, demanding a commitment to Fair Food Program!

Hundreds march through heart of Manhattan for “How Much Longer, Wendy’s?” action, demanding a commitment to Fair Food Program!

CIW's Lupe Gonzalo:  "We won't let Wendy's executives hide behind these glass walls, and we won't let them hide abuses behind the walls of greenhouses... So we're going to march, with our heads held high, with pride... and we will keep doing so until Nelson Peltz and Wendy's hear our voices as workers, respect consumers, and stop inventing programs that >> Read More