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Australian news hub: The Fair Food Program is “the kind of change we need to see if we’re to eradicate sexual harassment once and for all.”

Australian news hub: The Fair Food Program is “the kind of change we need to see if we’re to eradicate sexual harassment once and for all.”

Independent Australia highlights Fair Food Program, calls on business leaders to take action: "...those leaders brave enough to face the problem and commit to solving it have much to gain, not the least of which is a positive impact on the bottom line." Even Down Under, the Fair Food Program is blowing up! An excellent article came out yesterday on >> Read More
Part One: Report from Wendy’s 2019 annual shareholder meeting…

Part One: Report from Wendy’s 2019 annual shareholder meeting…

[caption id="attachment_30287" align="aligncenter" width="702"] The Fair Food delegation to the Wendy's shareholder meeting, from left: Alex Schelle (Alliance for Fair Food), Chris Cox (ICCR), Travis J. McConnell, Kerry Kennedy (Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights), Nely Rodriguez (CIW), Wilson Perez (CIW), Bill Fullarton, Silvia Sabanilla (CIW), Leslie Alanis (UNC Chapel Hill), Rev. Lynda Smith, Gabriela Cano Uchofen >> Read More
Alliance for Fair Food announces “Faith in Fair Food” Summer Tour!

Alliance for Fair Food announces “Faith in Fair Food” Summer Tour!

Faith communities make plans to turn up the heat on Wendy's across the state of Florida, from Orlando to Tampa, Miami, Homestead, Ft. Lauderdale, Naples, and Sarasota this summer! Hot on the heels of the announcement of this summer's Boot the Braids Tours, during which students and farmworkers will be mobilizing to kick Wendy’s off campuses from coast to coast, the >> Read More
New survey of corporate leaders shows Wendy’s WAY behind the curve on social responsibility…

New survey of corporate leaders shows Wendy’s WAY behind the curve on social responsibility…

[caption id="attachment_30252" align="aligncenter" width="800"] A graphic from the new report "Leading with Purpose in an Age Defined by It" captures several of the lessons drawn from an extensive survey of business leaders on the role of corporations in addressing social problems from inequality to climate change.[/caption] Elizabeth Ricardo, Peet's Coffee: "We're at a tipping point because of the extreme landscape >> Read More
Student/Farmworker Alliance leaders announce back-to-back #BootTheBraids Truth Tours for summer 2019!

Student/Farmworker Alliance leaders announce back-to-back #BootTheBraids Truth Tours for summer 2019!

This summer, farmworkers from Immokalee and SFA organizers will embark on five regional “Boot the Braids” Truth Tours to expose the dangerous, inhumane conditions workers face outside the protections of the Fair Food Program and Wendy’s absurd social responsibility shell game… Mark your calendars, because Fair Food is coming to a town near you this summer! This past weekend, members >> Read More
Author Bernice Yeung highlights the Fair Food Program as model for ending sexual harassment on economics podcast, “Who Makes Cents”…

Author Bernice Yeung highlights the Fair Food Program as model for ending sexual harassment on economics podcast, “Who Makes Cents”…

Journalist, author Bernice Yeung on the Fair Food Program as a tool to end sexual harassment in the workplace: "Because the workers themselves know that they are helping establish how the farm is being evaluated, that they're one of many workers, they become the eyes and ears of the [Fair Food] Program.  They know that they're empowered to change the >> Read More
Fair Food-inspired article from the Bitter Southerner wins 2019 James Beard Media Award!

Fair Food-inspired article from the Bitter Southerner wins 2019 James Beard Media Award!

[caption id="attachment_30210" align="aligncenter" width="772"] An article in the online Southern news and culture hub, The Bitter Southerner, on the CIW's Campaign for Fair Food and the Fair Food Program has won a 2019 James Beard Award for Food Journalism.[/caption] CIW's Nely Rodriguez:  "During the fast, I found myself reflecting on the things I’ve seen, like the mothers here who have >> Read More
Wendy’s social media smackdown, Part Two…

Wendy’s social media smackdown, Part Two…

[caption id="attachment_30160" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Above is the opening of Alyssa Milano's Instagram response to Wendy's statement to CNN on the social media firestorm set off on Sunday by Amy Schumer's Instagram post calling on people to boycott Wendy's for its refusal to join the Fair Food Program. Wendy's statement began, "This is complex issue..."[/caption] Sunday Fail: Wendy's tries to leverage >> Read More