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PHOTO REPORT: Celebration in Immokalee!

PHOTO REPORT: Celebration in Immokalee!

CIW members gather to celebrate independence holidays of Mexico, Central America, and mark beginning of Florida tomato season...With the start of the 2016-2017 tomato season right around the corner, farmworkers and their families are making their way back to Immokalee after a long, hot summer of following the tomato harvest.  And for the second year in a row, Immokalee workers were not alone in their annual trek north: >> Read More

Workers embark on Workers’ Voice Tour with wind in their sails thanks to National Council of Churches’ open letter to Wendy’s, Brolick, and Peltz!

[caption id="attachment_23429" align="aligncenter" width="600"] A sign outside the Faith United Church of Christ this week wishes CIW members well as they head out on the Workers' Voice Tour, which starts this week in New York City. The sign echoes the strongly-worded support expressed in the National Council of Church's open letter to Wendy's CEO Emil Brolick and the Chairman of Wendy's Board >> Read More

1,500 farmworkers and families swamp CIW headquarters for annual Year of the Worker Party; Workers’ Voice Tour art production in full swing!

[caption id="attachment_23385" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Crowds of farmworker families enjoying the annual Year of the Worker Party last Sunday, Feb. 21[/caption]In final week before Workers' Voice Tour, CIW members and allies in Immokalee prepare to take fight for farmworker justice to Wendy's doorstep...In Immokalee, you can mark your late February calendar by two annual events.  One is the Year of the Worker Party, the largest >> Read More

Boot the Braids!… Student-led Wendy’s campaign set to hit the road running this coming school year!

[hupso_hide][hupso title="Immokalee prepares for #2014Encuentro! Students & youth from #FairFoodNation make plans for @Wendys this fall..." url="http://ciw-online.org/blog/2014/08/encuentro/"] With the annual Student/Farmworker Alliance "Encuentro" just around the corner, student and youth leaders of the Fair Food Nation train their sights on Wendy's with an echo of the seminal "Boot the Bell" campus-based movement...  [caption id="attachment_19941" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Members of the Student/Farmworker >> Read More

Kids say the darndest things! Words from Ohio 3rd and 4th graders provide food for thought for Wendy’s CEO Emil Brolick…

[hupso_hide][hupso title="In advance of #NowIsTheTime Tour, messages pour in for @Wendys and @Publix" url="http://ciw-online.org/?post=18295"] Photos, messages pour in from the Fair Food Nation... With the launch of the "Now is the Time" Tour only a week away, supporters from every corner of the Fair Food Nation are getting into gear for the big spring action!  And as people begin to >> Read More

First ever Fair Food Program Annual Report now online!

[hupso_hide][hupso title="First ever #FairFoodProgram Report now online!" url="http://ciw-online.org/?p=17259"] The report, issued by the Fair Food Standards Council (FFSC), offers unprecedented insight into the outcomes -- both the concrete advances and the continuing challenges -- from the first two harvest seasons under the oversight of the FFSC... As the Fair Food Program enters its third season in full effect in Florida's >> Read More

Student/Farmworker Alliance Encuentro 2013 puts focus on Wendys, Publix!

[hupso title=".@sfalliance #Encuentro2013 puts focus on @Wendys, @Publix!" url="http://ciw-online.org/?p=16386"] Students, youth gather for a weekend of planning, convivio with workers in Immokalee... Last weekend, a storied tradition unfolded once again as the Student/Farmworker Alliance convened it's 9th Annual Encuentro in Immokalee.  Students and young people hailing from twenty states across the nation converged in the birthplace of the Campaign for Fair >> Read More
With the Wendy’s shareholders’ meeting in NYC just around the corner, the pressure is rising on the final fast-food holdout…

With the Wendy’s shareholders’ meeting in NYC just around the corner, the pressure is rising on the final fast-food holdout…

Head of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), farmworker mothers, pen letters to Wendy's calling on the hamburger giant to do the right thing ahead of next week's national actions Before joining Wendy's in September of 2011 as President and CEO, Emil Brolick served for several years as CEO of Taco Bell. It was during his tenure with Taco Bell, in 2005, that >> Read More
Peeps protesting Publix…

Peeps protesting Publix…

... and a march media round-up! And now, in the immortal words of Monty Python, for something completely different... Last week we brought you news of a Fair Food twist on the traditional Seder plate, a way to inject the modern-day story of farm labor liberation through the Fair Food Program into the age-old Exodus story celebrated every year at >> Read More