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National religious leaders stand with the OSU fasters: “The student fast taking place at OSU is an inspiring act of solidarity…”

[caption id="attachment_25598" align="aligncenter" width="640"] One of 19 students on a weeklong fast on the campus of The Ohio State University[/caption]Declarations of support for student fasters at OSU flood in as fast enters Day 4: National Farm Worker Ministry, T'ruah, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee send blistering statements to Wendy's, OSU administration;CIW welcomed back to Chicago on Return to Human Rights Tour!We begin with an update >> Read More

OSU student fast enters Day 3: “Our bellies are empty, but our hearts are full!”

"We're fasting in solidarity with workers for a better world"...OSU Student fast builds power in Columbus;  Return to Human Rights Tour hits Madison, Wisconsin!Today, we bring you exciting updates from two fronts in the growing Wendy's Boycott:  First, the campus of The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH, the focal point of the national Boot the Braids campaign as the student-led >> Read More

“We are counting on support from communities nationwide to bring Wendy’s to the table and to bring justice to our workplaces…”

Return to Human Rights Tour passes 1,000 mile mark, connects with worker leaders across low-wage industries from Nashville to Minneapolis...What do whirlwind Tour visits to Nashville and Minneapolis have in common?  A warm welcome, fellow low-wage workers fighting hard to change the conditions in which they work, and a whole lot of Wendy's Boycott spirit!  Following the tour's inspiring stop in Atlanta, CIW members and allies >> Read More

TODAY: 19 students from Ohio State University, community members from Columbus launch weeklong fast!

Student/Farmworker Alliance:  OSU students, Columbus community launch national call for solidarity as they begin weeklong fast to Boot the Braids!Earlier this month, we shared a breaking announcement of a major escalation in the Wendy's Boycott:  Students from The Ohio State University and community members from across Columbus declared that they would launch a weeklong fast in the lead up to the Parade for Fair Food >> Read More

Georgia State Senator Vincent Fort: “I’m hungry for freedom! I’m hungry for justice! And I’m hungry for a Fair Food commitment from Wendy’s…”

Return to Human Rights Tour unites with social justice movements, past and present, in Atlanta, Georgia!Fresh off an exciting launch at the University of Florida in Gainesville, farmworkers from Immokalee and their allies arrived in Atlanta yesterday for Day 2 of the Return to Human Rights Tour.  After catching up on some much-needed rest at the Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church on the outskirts of the >> Read More

And they’re off! The Return to Human Rights Tour hits the ground running in Gainesville…

"Wendy's, prepare yourself:  Today, we begin this tour for human rights, because we are all human beings and we all deserve respect..."After many months of preparation and organizing, CIW members and a core group of allies set out from Immokalee yesterday before dawn on an unseasonably cool spring morning for the 14-city Return to Human Rights Tour!  Today, we bring you the first of the tour's >> Read More

Alliance for Fair Food announces National Day of Prayer and Fasting in support of OSU student fast!

[caption id="attachment_25465" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Last week, Ohio State University students declared a weeklong fast to begin March 20th calling on the university administration to cut Wendy's campus lease unless the fast-food giant joins the Fair Food Program.  Here they are seen at a gathering yesterday in Columbus painting protest art ahead of next week's actions.[/caption]As CIW members and allies in Immokalee >> Read More

Labor expert: “There’s no reason this model can’t work across the United States…”

[caption id="attachment_25453" align="aligncenter" width="600"] CREDIT: Christian Science Monitor[/caption]"A SHIFT IN THOUGHT: Florida’s tomato pickers took on some of the country’s biggest retailers and fast-food chains – and won, transforming working conditions in the tomato fields. Now they and their allies are trying to take the fight to new fields and new industries."  Christian Science Monitor article on CIW's Worker-driven Social >> Read More

ACTION ALERT: Students at Ohio State University call for support from Fair Food Nation!

This morning, we bring you a breaking announcement from the Student/Farmworker Alliance network:Yesterday, the administration of The Ohio State University canceled a long-awaited meeting with students regarding whether or not the university would uphold its commitment to cut its contract with Wendy's unless the fast-food giant satisfied students' concerns over farm labor conditions in its supply chain and joined the Fair Food Program.  The OSU >> Read More

BREAKING:  OSU students, Columbus community announce weeklong fast in lead up to Return to Human Rights Tour!

[caption id="attachment_23568" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Hundreds of Fair Food supporters joined the Workers' Voice Tour in a march through Columbus, Ohio, last year.[/caption]"We are fasting in solidarity with farmworkers who have had to go hungry while harvesting the food we all eat because of Wendy’s indifference to their exploitation..."Just this morning, members of Ohio Fair Food -- including students at The >> Read More