Category: Recent News

NY Times editorial on ending sexual harassment: “14 businesses are part of the [Fair Food] Program; many more should join.”

New York Times editorial board asks, "Has America at last reached a turning point on sexual harassment?"; Editorial singles out CIW's Fair Food Program as national model for "how to change the culture" of sexual harassment in the workplace;Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg: “If you know something is happening and you fail to take action, whether you are a man or a woman >> Read More

Part Two: “We are not victims — we are not asking for charity, we are calling for justice!”

[caption id="attachment_27009" align="aligncenter" width="600"] CIW's Nely Rodriguez addresses 70+ allies from Columbus in front of Wendy's Headquarters, holding aloft a quilt created by the farmworker women of Immokalee.[/caption]Farmworker Women to Wendy's executives: "We want to work with dignity in the fields."Last Sunday, farmworkers stood alongside religious leaders from across the city of Columbus, Wendy's hometown, for a moving interfaith service >> Read More

Part One: CIW Women’s Group Harvest without Violence Tour arrives in Columbus!

Farmworkers debut new Harvest without Violence Mobile Exhibit, join forces with religious leaders from across Columbus, ahead of protest at Wendy's corporate headquarters... This past weekend, the CIW Women's Group, accompanied by CIW members and allies, rolled into Columbus, Ohio, on the first of two Harvest without Violence Tours.  The ensuing days were a whirlwind of consumer education and action in support >> Read More

PHOTO REPORT: The Fair Food movement takes Austin stage by storm during Together Live Tour!

[caption id="attachment_26929" align="aligncenter" width="600"] An audience of over 3,000 Texans rise to their feet to applaud CIW's Lupe Gonzalo as she walks on to the stage during the 2017 Together Live tour stop in Austin.[/caption]Standing ovation greets CIW's Lupe Gonzalo on the Bass Concert Hall Stage in the Lone Star State...Today, we bring you a quick photo update from the >> Read More

“It’s a new day in dairy”: Migrant Justice, Ben & Jerry’s sign agreement to launch Milk with Dignity Program in Vermont dairy industry!

[caption id="attachment_26898" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Members of Migrant Justice and Ben & Jerry's CEO Joestein Solheim sign and hold aloft a mock Milk with Dignity agreement on Tuesday outside Ben & Jerry's flagship store in Burlington, VT.[/caption]New York Times: "Ben & Jerry's signs a landmark agreement today to beef up the rights of often exploited dairy workers in VT"...Migrant Justice's Enrique >> Read More

Thousands join CIW for launch of #FairFoodSisters Campaign in San José, Phoenix during Together Live Tour!

California and Arizona give CIW’s Lupe Gonzalo standing ovation following moving on-stage interview with U.S. Women’s Soccer gold-medalist Abby Wambach…Last week, CIW’s Lupe Gonzalo took to the stage at two of the country’s historic theaters alongside an impressive lineup of New York Times bestselling authors, Olympic athletes, and other human rights heroes in San José, CA and Phoenix, AZ during the >> Read More

ACTION ALERT: “Wendy’s, You’re Failing Farmworker Women” National Week of Action, Oct. 21-28!

Students step up to the plate, fight side-by-side with farmworker women to end sexual violence in Wendy's supply chain!Right up until the final days of last spring semester, Wendy's unconscionable decision to shift its tomato purchases to Mexico rather than participate in the Fair Food Program had students across the country up in arms.  Between the historic rolling Fast for Farmworker Justice and the colorful >> Read More

BREAKING: CIW to join Abby Wambach, Glennon Doyle on national Together Live Tour!

NEXT WEEK:  CIW takes the Fair Food message on the road to eight major U.S. cities, launches Fair Food Sisters campaign... Back in early July, when New York Times bestselling author Glennon Doyle and U.S. Women's Soccer superstar Abby Wambach came to visit the CIW in Immokalee, the beginnings of a powerful new partnership -- and friendship -- were forged.  Indeed, in the months >> Read More

Forgotten farmworker towns receiving help following Irma thanks to CIW’s expanded relief efforts…

[caption id="attachment_26817" align="aligncenter" width="600"] A trailer just north of the town of LaBelle, in Hendry County (Florida's largest citrus producing county with over 25 million trees planted), lies crushed under fallen trees and Irma's overpowering winds.[/caption]While much of the media coverage of Hurricane Irma's fury has focused on Florida's large coastal cities, Florida's poorer, mostly agricultural, inland communities were among >> Read More

Hurricane Irma downs trees, homes, and power lines in Immokalee, LaBelle, and surrounding farmworker communities, but spares lives and leaves spirits strong…

Massive hurricane shifts course after making landfall in SW Florida, heads straight for Immokalee and other farmworker communities in interior of state...The most powerful hurricane in the history of the Atlantic made its way onto the mainland of Florida this past Sunday afternoon and evening, with winds up to 130 mph and soaking, pounding rains.  Though Hurricane Irma had been >> Read More