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Telemundo video: “You’ve had to confront real powers, large corporations…”

Telemundo video: “You’ve had to confront real powers, large corporations…”

Reporter: "What's the hardest challenge you've had to face?" Lucas Benitez, CIW: "The resistance, the corporate avarice.  Often they think more about the money than about the well-being of human beings, of the people who, at the end of the day, generate the profits that they receive." Spanish-language news giant Telemundo traveled to Immokalee last week to cover the Time >> Read More
Follow the money?  Yes, of course!  But where, exactly?…

Follow the money? Yes, of course! But where, exactly?…

[caption id="attachment_31541" align="aligncenter" width="839"] As Wendy's largest shareholder, billion-dollar hedge fund Trian Partners plays an outsized role in the fast-food giant's decision-making. Trian CEO Nelson Peltz is Wendy's Board Chairman and head of the company's Social Responsibility Board Committee, while leading Trian executives Peter May and Matthew Peltz also occupy key decision-making roles in Wendy's inner circles. Trian Partners' influence >> Read More
Iconic Time Magazine Special Issue on legacy of Civil Rights Movement features CIW, Fair Food Program!…

Iconic Time Magazine Special Issue on legacy of Civil Rights Movement features CIW, Fair Food Program!…

CIW's Fair Food Movement featured among "People and Groups Fighting for a More Equal America" in sweeping Time Magazine special issue out this week including essays and interviews with Rep. John Lewis, Bryan Stevenson, Annette Gordon-Reed, Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade, and Rev. William J. Barber... In a deeply moving special issue on newsstands this week -- an issue that >> Read More
Faith leaders across New York City declare support for NYC Council resolution calling on Wendy’s to join the Fair Food Program!…

Faith leaders across New York City declare support for NYC Council resolution calling on Wendy’s to join the Fair Food Program!…

Momentum is growing in NYC ahead of next month's big march, as thirty New York City clergy, seminary presidents, professors and religious leaders release public letter of support for NYC Council Resolution 1156…  Big news out of the Big Apple! As the buzz around the CIW’s upcoming Follow the Money March begins to reverberate throughout the bustling boroughs of New York >> Read More
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
REGISTER NOW: The big Follow the Money March is just one month away!

REGISTER NOW: The big Follow the Money March is just one month away!

[caption id="attachment_31438" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Members of New York Fair Food, representing students and community allies from across the Big Apple, meet to discuss plans for the Follow the Money March set for March 10-12, 2020.[/caption] An organizing report, a brand-new website, and a list of caravans from around the country… Here’s all you need to join the CIW’s major spring >> Read More
Responsible investors: “Wendy’s must join the (Fair Food) program as soon as possible”…

Responsible investors: “Wendy’s must join the (Fair Food) program as soon as possible”…

[caption id="attachment_22698" align="aligncenter" width="800"] An FFSC auditor speaks with a tomato harvester on a Fair Food Program farm.[/caption] Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, Investors Alliance on Human Rights pen powerful letter to Wendy’s CEO, Board Chair following visit to Immokalee to meet with CIW, study Fair Food Program... "We recognize that Wendy’s has its own Code of Business Conduct and >> Read More
Must-see new video on Worker-driven Social Responsibility gives hope for real human rights protections in dark times…

Must-see new video on Worker-driven Social Responsibility gives hope for real human rights protections in dark times…

 Video: Worker-driven Social Responsibility – Beyond the Headlines... "Real progress is seldom easy. But Worker-driven Social Responsibility offers a blueprint, at last, to ensure dignified conditions for the half a billion people working in factories, farms, and other workplaces across the world who touch our lives every single day." From the Worker-driven Social Responsibility Network, who produced the remarkable >> 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
ESG… or BSG?  The growing gap between Wendy’s promises of social responsibility and reality…

ESG… or BSG? The growing gap between Wendy’s promises of social responsibility and reality…

[caption id="attachment_29970" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Faith leaders and students march with farmworkers at the University of Florida in Gainesville during last year's "4 for Fair Food March" calling on the university to cut its contract with Wendy's unless the burger giant joins the Fair Food Program.[/caption] Two recent articles on Trian Partners and Wendy's -- set against the backdrop of Wendy's >> Read More