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ORGANIZING REPORT: New York City, Northeast region buzzing with plans for major Wendy’s march next week!

ORGANIZING REPORT: New York City, Northeast region buzzing with plans for major Wendy’s march next week!

[caption id="attachment_30836" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Student organizers with United Students Against Sweatshops invite CIW’s Lupe Gonzalo to present on farmworkers’ human rights at the 2019 USAS Northeast Regional Summit, hosted by Columbia University’s Student Worker Solidarity.[/caption] Hundreds finalize plans to converge on Manhattan and march with farmworkers Monday, Nov. 18... We’re less than one week out from the much-anticipated “What are >> Read More
PHOTO REPORT: National Day of Action turns up the heat on Wendy’s with 20 actions in 14 states!

PHOTO REPORT: National Day of Action turns up the heat on Wendy’s with 20 actions in 14 states!

From Washington State to Washington DC, the Fair Food Nation ramps up for CIW’s major mobilization in NYC on November 18 with nearly two dozen Wendy’s Boycott demonstrations! On October 28th, the Fair Food Nation came together for a huge National Day of Action in the Wendy's Boycott!  In nearly two dozen actions in 14 cities, students, community allies, and >> Read More
TAKE ACTION: Nov. 2 announced as Day of Action for Migrant Justice’s Hannaford Campaign!

TAKE ACTION: Nov. 2 announced as Day of Action for Migrant Justice’s Hannaford Campaign!

[caption id="attachment_30704" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Dairy workers and allies march during the launch of Migrant Justice's Hannaford Campaign in October 2019. Migrant Justice is calling on the northeastern supermarket chain to join the Milk with Dignity Program and ensure the human rights of dairy workers in their supply chain.[/caption] Send a message to Hannaford CEO Mike Vail: It's time for Hannaford >> Read More
Worker-driven Social Responsibility (WSR) movement leaders gather in New York!

Worker-driven Social Responsibility (WSR) movement leaders gather in New York!

[caption id="attachment_30762" align="aligncenter" width="800"] From left, Cathy Albisa (National Economic and Social Rights Initiative), Gerardo Reyes Chavez (Coalition of Immokalee Workers), Sam Mokhele (National Clothing Textile and Allied Workers Union), Thusoana Ntlama (Federation of Women Lawyers in Lesotho), Rola Abimourched (Worker Rights Consortium), and Judge Laura Safer Espinoza (Fair Food Standards Council) speak on a panel at last week's Worker-driven >> Read More
Fair Food Standards Council issues Season 7 Annual Report!

Fair Food Standards Council issues Season 7 Annual Report!

[caption id="attachment_30750" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Featured in the newly-released 2018 Fair Food Program Annual Report, the above graph shows the rate of overall compliance within the Fair Food Program. The graph tracks the hard-won progress of an industry moving from a world with virtually no protections for farmworkers' human rights to one in which human rights are the new normal.[/caption] Report >> Read More
ACTION ALERT! SFA leaders declare Wendy’s Boycott National Day of Action on October 28th!

ACTION ALERT! SFA leaders declare Wendy’s Boycott National Day of Action on October 28th!

October 28th: From Miami to Washington, fair food allies are demanding that Wendy's respect the rights of farmworkers! A week ago, we brought you the beautiful photo report from the Student/Farmworker Alliance's 2019 annual Encuentro convening, a long weekend of strategy and community-building that sparked exciting plans to ramp up student action in the Wendy’s Boycott this fall, starting with >> Read More
Over 80 students and youth convene in Immokalee for #2019Encuentro, roll out plans for escalated action in the Wendy’s Boycott this fall!

Over 80 students and youth convene in Immokalee for #2019Encuentro, roll out plans for escalated action in the Wendy’s Boycott this fall!

Young people from across the U.S. strategize around Wendy’s Boycott with two key mobilizations in focus for the fall semester: a National Day of Action on Oct. 28 and major march in NYC on Nov. 18;  PLUS: Over 150 farmworkers, Encuentro participants and Southwest Florida allies turn out for a spirited rally at local Wendy’s off bustling U.S. 41 in >> Read More
OP/ED: “An astonishing journey from Lesotho to Immokalee and back”…

OP/ED: “An astonishing journey from Lesotho to Immokalee and back”…

[caption id="attachment_30582" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Representatives from women’s organizations and unions based in Lesotho gather for a photo with representatives of the CIW, the Fair Food Standards Council, Workers Rights Consortium and the Solidarity Center in Immokalee to commemorate a two-day exchange in November of last year to study the Worker-driven Social Responsibility (WSR) model and the CIW’s Fair Food Program. >> Read More
CIW families join over 4 million in global Climate March!…

CIW families join over 4 million in global Climate March!…

[caption id="attachment_30661" align="aligncenter" width="800"] A delegation of farmworkers and their families from Immokalee assemble in Naples, Florida, for a group photo following the local Climate March last Friday evening. Events continue this week across the globe calling for immediate and meaningful action to combat the climate emergency as representatives gather at the United Nations in New York City for the >> Read More
REPORT: “Fig Leaf for Fashion: How social auditing protects brands and fails workers”

REPORT: “Fig Leaf for Fashion: How social auditing protects brands and fails workers”

Auditor: “We go as far as brands want us to go” New report exposes multi-billion social auditing industry operating as corporate social responsibility (CSR) tool to protect brand reputation and profits while aggravating risks to garment workers This week, we bring you news from the international front in the battle to protect workers' human rights in global supply chains.  A >> Read More