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THIS WEEK: Student/Farmworker Alliance calls for Valentines to be sent to 4 for Fair Food University leaders!

THIS WEEK: Student/Farmworker Alliance calls for Valentines to be sent to 4 for Fair Food University leaders!

ACTION ALERT: Join Fair Food Nation in calling for "No More Frosty Hearts" from university leaders doing business with Wendy's by sending Valentines this week! This morning, the Student/Farmworker Alliance put out a call to action for not only students, but all members of the #FairFoodNation, to get geared up for the 4 for Fair Food Tour by sending a very >> Read More
Get ready!  Farmworkers from Immokalee are bringing the Wendy’s Boycott to a campus near you!…

Get ready! Farmworkers from Immokalee are bringing the Wendy’s Boycott to a campus near you!…

[caption id="attachment_29454" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Brand-new 4 for Fair Food Tour logo, hot off the presses, featuring the four universities where farmworkers and consumer allies will take action this coming March.[/caption] As students, community leaders and farmworkers lay the groundwork for the upcoming tour, calling on four leading universities to cut ties with Wendy's, YOU can start making plans for getting >> Read More
KPFA radio show “Against The Grain” highlights power of Fair Food!

KPFA radio show “Against The Grain” highlights power of Fair Food!

[caption id="attachment_28182" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Thousands march in the streets of New York City during the Time's Up Wendy's March in March 2018.[/caption] Syracuse U Professor Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern on the Campaign for Fair Food:  "It empowers people getting involved whether it's a student organizing or the workers themselves, people are now aware of how these shifts can happen." Earlier this week, >> Read More
Ally Corner: Reading, and writing, about the Fair Food Program!…

Ally Corner: Reading, and writing, about the Fair Food Program!…

For a Better World Magazine features excellent article on Worker-driven Social Responsibility as solution to gender-based violence penned by longtime Fair Food ally Rev. Noelle Damico... Here's a fun way to kick off the New Year! People often ask us what they can do as allies to help advance the expansion of the award-winning Fair Food Program.  Well, the first >> Read More
MacArthur Foundation: WSR is a “visionary strategy… with potential to transform workplace environments across the global supply chain.”

MacArthur Foundation: WSR is a “visionary strategy… with potential to transform workplace environments across the global supply chain.”

[video width="1280" height="720" align="center" mp4="http://ciw-online.org/wp-content/uploads/WY6HOl.mp4" loop="true" autoplay="true"][/video] Dear friends, Each day this week, we have revisited a significant moment in the CIW's 25-year history, moments that, when taken together, tell the remarkable story of a small organization in a dirt-poor farmworker community on the edge of the Everglades that managed to build common cause with consumers across the country to >> Read More
Three keys to the future of the Fair Food Program: Expansion, expansion, and expansion…

Three keys to the future of the Fair Food Program: Expansion, expansion, and expansion…

“You’re not in Florida anymore... When we’re up here, what I say goes, not the CIW!” Those were the words of a crewleader with one of Florida’s largest tomato growers speaking to his crew on a company farm in Georgia during the early years of the Fair Food Program, before the FFP had expanded up the East Coast, all the way >> Read More
A new day dawns in Florida’s tomato fields…

A new day dawns in Florida’s tomato fields…

[caption id="attachment_29348" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Jon Esformes (left), Operating Partner of Pacific Tomato Growers, shakes hands with the CIW’s Lucas Benitez on August 12, 2010, after signing a groundbreaking agreement to implement the Fair Food Code of Conduct on Pacific’s farms.[/caption] “The wall comes tumbling down.” “Victory long time coming for Florida tomato pickers.” “Tomato grower, harvesters strike historic accord.” Those >> Read More
One of the “inconceivable moon shots of their day…” (Harvard Business Review, 2017)

One of the “inconceivable moon shots of their day…” (Harvard Business Review, 2017)

Dear friends, In 2017, just one year shy of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ 25th Anniversary, the Harvard Business Review named the Fair Food Program one of the “inconceivable moon shots of its day,” in a sweeping report on 15 of the “most important social impact success stories of the past century,” alongside car seats, Sesame Street, and the cure >> Read More
To commemorate the  CIW’s Silver Anniversary, help us raise $50,000 by the end of 2018!

To commemorate the CIW’s Silver Anniversary, help us raise $50,000 by the end of 2018!

Dear friends, 25 years ago, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers was born in a series of community meetings, held in a cramped, corner room in the back of Immokalee's Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.  The arc of the CIW's history since those early days – from those modest first meetings to the CIW's leading role today on the global >> Read More
Fair Food TED Talk on the docket for 2019!

Fair Food TED Talk on the docket for 2019!

[caption id="attachment_29301" align="aligncenter" width="800"] The CIW's Greg Asbed and Gerardo Reyes speaking at the TEDMED 2018 gathering last month in Palm Springs, California. Their talk, along with 35 other talks that filled out a wide-ranging program under the thematic rubric of "Chaos and Clarity," will be released next year.[/caption] CIW at TED: "When we – workers and consumers – speak >> Read More