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National Farm Worker Ministry board leaders visit Immokalee, talk Wendy’s Boycott, Fair Food Program…

National Farm Worker Ministry board leaders visit Immokalee, talk Wendy’s Boycott, Fair Food Program…

[caption id="attachment_31475" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Fair Food Program Education Team members Oscar Otzoy and Nely Rodriguez demonstrate the use of a Popular Education drawing for visiting National Farm Worker Ministry board members in Immokalee. The drawing is used to elicit discussion on discrimination in the workplace during worker-to-worker education sessions on Fair Food Program farms.[/caption] Faith leaders promise to join farmworkers >> Read More
CIW, Fair Food Program in the news….

CIW, Fair Food Program in the news….

[caption id="attachment_30902" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Farmworkers from Immokalee and their consumer allies rally outside Trian's offices during last November's What Are You Hiding, Wendy's? march.[/caption] It's time again for a media round-up!... When stories on the CIW or the Fair Food Program slip through the cracks in the seemingly infinite reaches of the internet, this site will always be there to >> Read More
NYC Jewish, labor leaders pledge to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with farmworkers ahead of City Council vote!

NYC Jewish, labor leaders pledge to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with farmworkers ahead of City Council vote!

[caption id="attachment_31167" align="aligncenter" width="800"] NYC Council Member Mark Levine (left) declares his support for the Fair Food Program on a panel with CIW's Oscar Otzoy (center) and the Alliance for Fair Food's Uriel Perez (right), presenting at an event convened by The Workers Circle (January 2020) in New York City.[/caption] NYC City Council Member Mark Levine: "Immokalee is not just, in >> Read More
TED Ideas lifts up Fair Food Program, Worker-driven Social Responsibility as transformative human rights model!

TED Ideas lifts up Fair Food Program, Worker-driven Social Responsibility as transformative human rights model!

TED Ideas: "Many farmworkers in the US receive inadequate wages and experience harassment, violence and even sexual assault. But thanks to the Fair Food Program, which signs up big companies like McDonald’s and Taco Bell, conditions in the tomato fields in several states have been reformed. Here’s how it works — and how you can do your part..." Last February, >> Read More
2019 in review, Part 4: The vast potential of Worker-driven Social Responsibility…

2019 in review, Part 4: The vast potential of Worker-driven Social Responsibility…

[caption id="attachment_31104" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Farmworkers in the Milk With Dignity Program, established by Vermont's Migrant Justice through a longstanding collaboration with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and the Fair Food Standards Council, get an early start on a local dairy farm.[/caption] Help bring the revolutionary new human rights model to workers in corporate supply chains across the U.S. and around >> Read More
2019 in review, Part 3: “Now that we are united, we have strength. We are taking steps forward, and we cannot go back.”

2019 in review, Part 3: “Now that we are united, we have strength. We are taking steps forward, and we cannot go back.”

Farmworker on a Fair Food farm: "These changes are now on many farms, but there are many more farms out there yet to be covered." Help bring the Fair Food Program to thousands more workers in 2020 and beyond! In the first two parts of this series, we took a look back at our work over the past year building >> Read More
2019 in review, Part 2: The strength of the Fair Food Nation

2019 in review, Part 2: The strength of the Fair Food Nation

[caption id="attachment_30871" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Young Fair Food leaders chant and sing during a Wendy's Boycott action in New York City.[/caption] In 2020, you can support the country's most powerful consumer movement: the Campaign for Fair Food. Donate today! The Campaign for Fair Food – the product of a carefully constructed alliance between farmworkers in Florida and a network of tens >> Read More
2019 in review, Part 1: Building power in the farmworker community at the heart of the Fair Food Nation!

2019 in review, Part 1: Building power in the farmworker community at the heart of the Fair Food Nation!

[caption id="attachment_30997" align="aligncenter" width="800"] The CIW Women's Group takes to the mic at this month's celebration of 16 years of CIW's "Consciousness Radio" 107.7.[/caption] Donate today to help farmworkers in Immokalee continue to build power in 2020! In these final days of a jam-packed 2019 for the Fair Food Nation, we are taking a four-part look back on what has >> Read More
SAVE THE DATE: Farmworkers, allies to converge on New York City for major action, week of March 9, 2020!

SAVE THE DATE: Farmworkers, allies to converge on New York City for major action, week of March 9, 2020!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Farmworkers in Immokalee announce major Wendy's mobilization in New York City for week of March 9, 2020! Fair Food Nation, it's that time of year:  Spring is around the corner, and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers is putting out a call to action for the whole of the Fair Food Movement! Today, we are announcing the dates >> Read More