Tag: Greg Asbed

PRESS RELEASE: Coalition of Immokalee Workers Announces Walmart to Join Groundbreaking Fair Food Program

NEWS RELEASE: January 16, 2014   MEDIA CONTACT: Coalition of Immokalee Workers Greg Asbed, 239-986-2364, greg@ciw-online.org Julia Perkins, 239-986-0891, Julia@ciw-online.org Walmart Walmart Media Relations 1-800-331-0085   Coalition of Immokalee Workers Announces Walmart to Join Groundbreaking Fair Food Program  [Statement by the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights on today’s announcement follows at the end of this release] [caption >> Read More
CIW at UN: “What if workers themselves designed their own social responsibility program?”…

CIW at UN: “What if workers themselves designed their own social responsibility program?”…

[hupso_hide][hupso title="CIW at @UN: What if workers designed their own #CSR program? Breaking report from UN, @TrustWomenConf!" url="http://ciw-online.org/?p=17489"] CIW, FFSC presentations bring real world solutions to debate on human rights abuses at UN Business and Human Rights Forum in Geneva, “Trust Women” Conference in London! [caption id="attachment_17490" align="aligncenter" width="523"] The iconic Armillary Sphere sits outside the original Palais des Nations on the >> Read More
A good couple of days for Fair Food…

A good couple of days for Fair Food…

"Hope that a better world, a more humane world, was in fact possible..." Four Freedoms Medal ceremony, massive Wendy's protest, highlight week full of momentum in movement for Fair Food! “Somewhere we have heard that the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice… Today, for the first time in the history of the south, this >> Read More

Fair Pay Program Honorable

news-press.com In our Sept. 23 editorial "Workers deserve back pay," we expressed alarm at a lawsuit filed, claiming that certain farmworkers hadn't been paid per the extra "penny-a-pound" pact negotiated by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers with tomato buyers. The allegations were shocking - and while the coalition was not named as a defendant - buyers such as Burger King, >> Read More
Historic Breakthrough in Florida’s Tomato Fields

Historic Breakthrough in Florida’s Tomato Fields

CONTACT: Florida Tomato Growers Exchange (FTGE) Reggie Brown, 407-660-1949, reggie@floridatomatoes.org Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) Lucas Benitez, 239-657-8311, lucas@ciw-online.org Greg Asbed, 239-986-2364, greg@ciw-online.org HISTORIC BREAKTHROUGH IN FLORIDA'S TOMATO FIELDS Coalition of Immokalee Workers and Florida Tomato Growers Exchange announce landmark agreement to extend Fair Food principles to over 90% of Florida tomato industry Immokalee, FL – The Coalition of Immokalee >> Read More

For pickers, Slavery tastes like tomatoes

By Greg Asbed, Special to The Palm Beach Post When farm workers from the camped outside of Taco Bell corporate headquarters in Irvine, Calif., last month -- with dozens staging an unprecedented hunger strike, calling on Taco Bell to take responsibility for sub-poverty wages and labor abuses in the Florida fields where its tomatoes are picked -- they asked reporters >> Read More