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TAKE ACTION NOW: Email Wendy’s executives ahead of Tuesday’s annual shareholder meeting!

TAKE ACTION NOW: Email Wendy’s executives ahead of Tuesday’s annual shareholder meeting!

TODAY: Flood Wendy's Board of Directors' inboxes with support for farm labor justice! Tomorrow, June 5th, Wendy's executives will be meeting with shareholders at their headquarters in Dublin, Ohio — and whether they like it or not, Fair Food is going to be squarely at the top of the agenda.  As we write, dozens of farmworker families are on the >> Read More
Fair Food Nation gears up for the June 5th Wendy’s Annual Shareholder meeting!

Fair Food Nation gears up for the June 5th Wendy’s Annual Shareholder meeting!

[caption id="attachment_28566" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Farmworkers' freshly-drying artwork for the upcoming Wendy's shareholder meeting.[/caption] "Time's Up, Wendy's!"  40+ farmworkers, scores of allies to descend on Columbus to confront Wendy's executives over failure to protect human rights in burger giant's supply chain... Less than a week to go! We are in the final stretch before Wendy's Annual Shareholder meeting, which will take >> Read More
Campaign for Fair Food cited as example of new, diverse, grassroots movement with universal human rights as its compass…

Campaign for Fair Food cited as example of new, diverse, grassroots movement with universal human rights as its compass…

[caption id="attachment_28504" align="alignleft" width="800"] Farmworkers and consumers protest outside a Publix store in Lakeland in 2014.[/caption] National Economic and Social Rights Initiative Executive Director Cathy Albisa, in In These Times: "Effective human rights movements are not aimed at merely naming and shaming. They build power." Some of you who follow this site closely may recall our first post — entitled >> Read More
Media round-up! Wendy’s Boycott making news from California to New Jersey…

Media round-up! Wendy’s Boycott making news from California to New Jersey…

[caption id="attachment_28482" align="aligncenter" width="689"] B'nai Keshet Synagogue Hebrew School student Elliot Morley, 12, with his parents Alan Morley and Carol Schlitt, and interested customer Deron Braxton of Bloomfield, NJ delivers letter to local Wendy’s manager on Saturday, April 28, 2018. PHOTO BY ADAM ANIK OF MONTCLAIR LOCAL[/caption] Cal State East Bay ethnic studies professor: "Wendy’s doesn’t really care how tomatoes >> Read More
CIW receives 2018 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism!

CIW receives 2018 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism!

ALBA, Puffin Foundation lift up power of CIW's Campaign for Fair Food: "The CIW's hands-on organizing, coalition building, protests, boycotts, and forging alliances with consumers has demonstrated the modern-day power of organizing..." This past weekend, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers had the tremendous honor of receiving the 2018 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism in recognition of the CIW's 25-year >> Read More
#SolutionsSummit lifts up Fair Food Program as “promising practice to end sexual violence”!

#SolutionsSummit lifts up Fair Food Program as “promising practice to end sexual violence”!

This past Tuesday, in an office nestled among the beautiful trees of San Francisco's Presidio Park, nearly 100 workers, advocates, policymakers, and journalists gathered at the home of Futures without Violence, one of the nation's leading voices in the movement to end violence against women and children, and a longtime CIW collaborator in the development of the Fair Food Program's >> Read More
2018 summer protest season kicks off with action of 70+ farmworkers, allies in Sarasota!

2018 summer protest season kicks off with action of 70+ farmworkers, allies in Sarasota!

CIW’s Silvia Perez: “We have fought for decades to protect the dignity of the women and men who harvest our food — and we are winning, through the Fair Food Program. Wendy’s cannot erase the hard-earned progress we’ve made…” Even as the tomato harvest ends in Immokalee and the academic semester draws to a close for student allies, the Fair >> Read More
ACTION ALERT: Look us in the eye, Wendy’s!  Farmworker women and men to confront Wendy’s Board at shareholder meeting…

ACTION ALERT: Look us in the eye, Wendy’s! Farmworker women and men to confront Wendy’s Board at shareholder meeting…

[caption id="attachment_26298" align="aligncenter" width="799"] Dozens of farmworkers and allies emerge from last year's 2017 Wendy's Annual Shareholder Meeting after calling on the executive board to take responsibility for the human rights abuses in the company's supply chain.[/caption] June 5th in Columbus, Ohio, farmworkers, allies will descend on Wendy's annual shareholder meeting! We are one month away from Wendy's annual shareholder >> Read More
Brown U student leader takes Wendy’s to task in forceful call to action…

Brown U student leader takes Wendy’s to task in forceful call to action…

[caption id="attachment_28185" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Students join over 2,000 protesters in New York City last month in the Time's Up Wendy's March[/caption] Brown U student, Natalie Lerner: "... it is on us as students, young people, and daily consumers to say that we will not stand for sexual assault on our campus or in the fields... We must elevate real, enforceable >> Read More
Tomatoland, Take Two: The Update!…

Tomatoland, Take Two: The Update!…

Three time James Beard Award-winning author Barry Estabrook returns to Immokalee to update his groundbreaking chronicle of the CIW's Fair Food movement... In a must-read new edition of his seminal book, "Tomatoland," renowned food author Barry Estabrook takes a look at the unprecedented changes wrought in historically harsh farm labor conditions by the Fair Food Program since the publishing of >> Read More