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PHOTO REPORT: 160+ faith leaders take action in Wendy’s Boycott for Day of Fasting and Witness!

PHOTO REPORT: 160+ faith leaders take action in Wendy’s Boycott for Day of Fasting and Witness!

[caption id="attachment_27694" align="aligncenter" width="800"] In New York City, an interfaith delegation of religious leaders, including T'ruah's #TomatoRabbis and Rev. Michael Livingston (middle), fasted and took action outside of the offices of Wendy's Board Chair, Nelson Peltz, where farmworkers and allies will hold the CIW Freedom Fast in March.[/caption] Faith leaders from coast to coast:  “Wendy’s has a moral obligation to >> Read More
“A movement, not a moment”: Lessons from the Fair Food Program for the growing fight against sexual harassment and assault in the workplace…

“A movement, not a moment”: Lessons from the Fair Food Program for the growing fight against sexual harassment and assault in the workplace…

[caption id="attachment_27429" align="aligncenter" width="600"] CIW staff members and Fair Food Program educators (from right to left) Nely Rodriguez, Silvia Perez, Leonel Perez, Cruz Salucio, and Mathieu Beaucicot stand outside the CIW office in Immokalee.[/caption] As the New York Times rang in the New Year with a story announcing the organization of an exciting new coalition of "300 prominent actresses and female agents, >> Read More
NEW VIDEO:  Worker-driven Social Responsibility Network publishes video on WSR as model continues to grow in U.S., internationally!

NEW VIDEO: Worker-driven Social Responsibility Network publishes video on WSR as model continues to grow in U.S., internationally!

Hope for a better year ahead for low-wage workers... Following a tumultuous 2017, a weary world turns its eyes toward the year ahead and ponders what new trials and tremors await us in 2018.  But one unlikely sector — low-wage workers laboring in industries across the world, from the agricultural fields of the U.S. to the textile and electronics factories of >> Read More
MUST-SEE NEW VIDEO: 2017 Year in Review!

MUST-SEE NEW VIDEO: 2017 Year in Review!

 And quite a year it was...When, in a single year, 1) a statue you created nearly twenty years ago as the centerpiece of an historic march across Florida gets put on permanent display at the heart of the Smithsonian's newest exhibit on American history; 2) you launch an exciting new global network to promote and expand the Worker-driven Social Responsibility >> Read More
ANNOUNCED: Farmworkers to hold 5-Day “Freedom Fast,” March 11-15, outside the hedge fund offices of Wendy’s Board Chair Nelson Peltz!

ANNOUNCED: Farmworkers to hold 5-Day “Freedom Fast,” March 11-15, outside the hedge fund offices of Wendy’s Board Chair Nelson Peltz!

[caption id="attachment_27079" align="aligncenter" width="500"] CIW members and allies gather at the ceremony breaking their weeklong fast outside Publix headquarters in 2012. The fast was featured in the James Beard Award-winning film "Food Chains".[/caption] Demanding freedom from sexual violence and slavery in the fields where Wendy's buys its tomatoes, farmworkers from Immokalee and their allies will hold "Freedom Fast"! Fast will take >> Read More
Supermarket Guru: “Fair Food Agreements Might Just Be the Next Big Thing”!

Supermarket Guru: “Fair Food Agreements Might Just Be the Next Big Thing”!

Retail food expert, followed by over tens of thousands of consumers nationwide, shines spotlight on FFP's success, "The results speak for themselves"..."Supermarket Guru" Phil Lempert is one of the retail food industry's leading experts.  Reporting on all kinds of food news, from the newest trends in healthy diets to the latest consumer research, Mr. Lempert has served as NBC's Today Show Food Trends >> Read More
Univision: “In Mexico’s fields, farmworkers live as if they were slaves every day”…

Univision: “In Mexico’s fields, farmworkers live as if they were slaves every day”…

[caption id="attachment_27324" align="aligncenter" width="600"] In a still from the Spanish-language network Univision's recent report, children pick chili peppers in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. The title reads "Modern Slavery".[/caption] Human rights report: "In addition there is organized crime.  In the last decade, more than 200 farmworkers have disappeared in this country without a trace." What does Wendy's have to say >> Read More
NEW VIDEO: On International Human Rights Day, support the Fair Food movement!

NEW VIDEO: On International Human Rights Day, support the Fair Food movement!

Today, celebrate Human Rights Day by sustaining Fair Food and human rights for farmworkers...On this day in 1948, before a war-weary world, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed a vision of equality, dignity, and rights held by all: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  This historic document forms a crucial part of the foundation of the CIW's movement for Fair >> Read More
Looking for fresh gift ideas this holiday season?  Give the gift of human rights!

Looking for fresh gift ideas this holiday season? Give the gift of human rights!

[smartslider3 slider="16"] Click on any of the images above to make your holiday gift purchase today! The 2017 Fair Food Holiday Gift Guide is here!  Find all the very latest in books and posters on the Fair Food Program, beautiful Campaign for Fair Food t-shirts, and original holiday e-cards... Not sure what to get your family and friends this holiday season?  Tired >> Read More

MEDIA ROUND-UP: From NYC to Palm Beach, Wendy’s Board Chair Nelson Peltz’s hometown papers lift up Fair Food…

Following protests in New York City and West Palm Beach, national and local news shine spotlight on Wendy's refusal to join the Fair Food Program and do its part to support efforts to end sexual violence against women in the fields... Last Sunday afternoon, farmworker women and their families, alongside South Florida allies, kept a fall season of action rolling with a protest at >> Read More