Category: Recent News

Teen Vogue highlights “tireless efforts” of CIW in movement for farmworker rights!

Teen Vogue highlights “tireless efforts” of CIW in movement for farmworker rights!

[caption id="attachment_24626" align="aligncenter" width="799"] CIW's Silvia Perez (left) marches in Wendy's protest in Southwest Florida, demanding that the fast food giant join the Fair Food Program.[/caption] "The coalition... has long been a guiding light for the farmworkers’ rights movement..." Today, we bring you highlights from a brand-new article from Teen Vogue, the youth arm of Vogue Magazine with over one >> Read More
“The Future of Work” Round Table spotlights Fair Food Program, Worker-driven Social Responsibility model!

“The Future of Work” Round Table spotlights Fair Food Program, Worker-driven Social Responsibility model!

Labor rights experts weigh in on worker exploitation in global supply chains and the Worker-driven Social Responsibility (WSR) model as a proven solution: "It’s about shifting power, resources, and control... in ways that legally obligate companies to prioritize the needs and rights of workers.  Currently WSR is the only way in global supply chains to do that." "The implications... are massive... >> Read More
New UN High Commissioner on Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, briefed on Fair Food Program in Geneva!

New UN High Commissioner on Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, briefed on Fair Food Program in Geneva!

[caption id="attachment_29145" align="aligncenter" width="800"] United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet (left), meets with Fair Food Standards Council's Judge Laura Safer Espinoza on the Fair Food Program in Geneva, Switzerland, last week.[/caption] PLUS:  United Nations Business Group on Human Rights highlights Fair Food Program as "best practice" globally in fight to end human rights abuse worldwide... In 1993, >> Read More
Presbyterian Church (USA) becomes first mainline denomination to endorse the principles of Worker-driven Social Responsibility!

Presbyterian Church (USA) becomes first mainline denomination to endorse the principles of Worker-driven Social Responsibility!

"Historic vote" by Presbyterian Mission Agency Board is the latest chapter in long history of PC(USA) support for CIW, Fair Food Movement... Huge news from the faith-based organizing front of the movement for Fair Food: The 1.4 million-member Presbyterian Church (USA) became the first mainline denomination to endorse the principles of Worker-driven Social Responsibility at its Mission Agency board meeting on >> Read More
Scores of students, youth gather in Immokalee for #2018Encuentro, launch plans for nationwide Wendy’s Boycott actions!

Scores of students, youth gather in Immokalee for #2018Encuentro, launch plans for nationwide Wendy’s Boycott actions!

Students escalate campaigns to boot Wendy’s off college campuses from Michigan to Philadelphia; put finishing touches on upcoming “Pulling Back the Curtain on Wendy’s” National Week of Action, Oct. 22-28… PLUS:  Over 150 farmworkers and allies flood sidewalk on U.S. 41 in Estero, FL, for dazzling Wendy’s Boycott protest… Ushering in the beginning of the fall season, Immokalee hosted over >> Read More
Fair Food Program featured in Congressional Women’s Caucus Hearing on Workplace Sexual Harassment…

Fair Food Program featured in Congressional Women’s Caucus Hearing on Workplace Sexual Harassment…

Judge Laura Safer Espinoza, Executive Director of the Fair Food Standards Council, joins panel of speakers at bipartisan hearing seeking solutions to sexual violence and harassment at work... Last Wednesday, September 12th, the bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues held a high profile hearing on the problem sexual harassment and assault in the workplace.  Hosted by Representatives Susan Brooks (R-IN) >> Read More
Celebrating Patrick Kaufman: father, teacher, leader in the Fair Food Nation…

Celebrating Patrick Kaufman: father, teacher, leader in the Fair Food Nation…

Patrick Kaufman, left foreground, with his son, Jeremiah, bottom right, are pictured with fellow fasters during the CIW's Return to Human Rights Tour in March of 2017.  They joined 17 other members of the Columbus, Ohio, community and students from the University of Ohio in support of the Wendy's Boycott with a week-long fast.  Patrick passed away a few days >> Read More
Fair Food Nation celebrates Labor Day in the streets of Miami with a dual Wendy’s/Publix protest!

Fair Food Nation celebrates Labor Day in the streets of Miami with a dual Wendy’s/Publix protest!

Vilmarie Cintrón-Olivieri, Co-moderator of the PC(USA) General Assembly on Labor Day: "We are here in solidarity walking alongside of you, boycotting, because we know it’s the right and just thing to do. Count on the Presbyterian Church, because we are here for you..." Keeping with a longstanding tradition, the Fair Food Nation celebrated the invaluable contribution of workers to the >> Read More
The New York Times highlights Model Alliance’s RESPECT Program!

The New York Times highlights Model Alliance’s RESPECT Program!

NYT: Model Alliance's RESPECT Program offers "set of comprehensive industry standards developed by models to govern behaviors, rights, payment and recourse, as well as a detailed list of consequences and processes...” Model Alliance latest to deploy WSR model in fight for rights and dignity in the workplace; RESPECT Program developed in conjunction with CIW, Worker-driven Social Responsibility Network... As the >> Read More
EEOC case alleges rape in Florida’s strawberry fields, reminding us of an ongoing reality on farms beyond the protections of the Fair Food Program…

EEOC case alleges rape in Florida’s strawberry fields, reminding us of an ongoing reality on farms beyond the protections of the Fair Food Program…

[caption id="attachment_28984" align="alignnone" width="800"] Photo and caption from the Tampa Bay Times[/caption] "No employee should be subjected to sexually degrading conduct as a condition of employment," Robert E. Weisberg, regional attorney for the EEOC's Miami district office, said in a statement. "Migrant farmworkers are no exception." Longtime Fair Food activists may be familiar with a thought experiment that CIW members >> Read More