Tag: Mexico

ANNOUNCED: Farmworkers to hold 5-Day “Freedom Fast,” March 11-15, outside the hedge fund offices of Wendy’s Board Chair Nelson Peltz!

ANNOUNCED: Farmworkers to hold 5-Day “Freedom Fast,” March 11-15, outside the hedge fund offices of Wendy’s Board Chair Nelson Peltz!

[caption id="attachment_27079" align="aligncenter" width="500"] CIW members and allies gather at the ceremony breaking their weeklong fast outside Publix headquarters in 2012. The fast was featured in the James Beard Award-winning film "Food Chains".[/caption] Demanding freedom from sexual violence and slavery in the fields where Wendy's buys its tomatoes, farmworkers from Immokalee and their allies will hold "Freedom Fast"! Fast will take >> Read More
Univision: “In Mexico’s fields, farmworkers live as if they were slaves every day”…

Univision: “In Mexico’s fields, farmworkers live as if they were slaves every day”…

[caption id="attachment_27324" align="aligncenter" width="600"] In a still from the Spanish-language network Univision's recent report, children pick chili peppers in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. The title reads "Modern Slavery".[/caption] Human rights report: "In addition there is organized crime.  In the last decade, more than 200 farmworkers have disappeared in this country without a trace." What does Wendy's have to say >> Read More

A chilling reminder of farm labor conditions in Mexico: 80 farmworkers go missing after reporting labor abuses in the state of Chihuahua…

[caption id="attachment_20791" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Farmworkers are transported to the fields crowded into the back of a truck in Mexico's tomato fields in a photo from the Los Angeles Times' devastating 2014 exposé on labor conditions in the Mexican produce industry.[/caption]Meanwhile, at last month's annual meeting, Wendy's execs tell shareholders concerned about labor rights abuses that the company is "perfectly happy with >> Read More

A Tale of Two Roadside Farm Stands…

Or why Wendy's is not like you.And why you should join us for the Return to Human Rights Tour this March 16-29!Join us, if you will, in a brief thought experiment: What would you do if you were in the market for some fresh tomatoes and you happened upon a roadside farm stand — an idyllic, pastoral produce stand, its shelves piled >> Read More

Now we know: Explosive new article in Harper’s Magazine reveals Wendy’s tomato supplier in Mexico…

... And the supplier's history is not pretty: Bioparques was the subject of a massive slavery prosecution in 2013.Harper's Magazine released an explosive new article this week in its online pages that did some digging into Wendy's tomato supply chain in Mexico, and what Andrew Cockburn, Harper's Washington Editor, found out was in fact quite disturbing.  [Unless you haven't visited this site in a >> Read More
Part Three:  A 21st century Christmas Carol for the food industry?…

Part Three: A 21st century Christmas Carol for the food industry?…

[hupso title="PART 3: A 21st century #Christmas Carol for the food industry?" url="http://ciw-online.org/blog/2015/01/21st-cent-christmas-carol-3/"] Business as usual is no longer an option for the US food industry in the face of outrageous human rights violations in Mexico’s produce industry; Food industry leaders must leverage their unequaled purchasing power -- reward ethical producers, reject those unwilling to implement real reforms -- to raise the bar for >> Read More

Part Two: A 21st century Christmas Carol for the food industry?…

[hupso title="Part 2: 21st century #Christmas Carol for the food industry?" url="http://ciw-online.org/blog/2014/12/21st-cent-christmas-carol-2/"] [caption id="attachment_19769" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Nely Rodriguez, a member of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, protests outside a Kroger shareholder meeting in Ohio earlier this year calling on the supermarket giant to join the CIW's Fair Food Program. Despite the unconscionable labor conditions in Mexico's fields exposed in this month's >> Read More
Newsweek: “The Fair Food Program Should Be Extended to Mexico”…

Newsweek: “The Fair Food Program Should Be Extended to Mexico”…

[hupso title=".@Newsweek: The @FairFoodProgram should be extended to Mexico..." url="http://ciw-online.org/blog/2014/12/newsweek-ffp/"] This month's LA Times investigative series, "Product of Mexico: Hardship on Mexico's farms, a bounty for U.S. tables,"  sent shockwaves through the food industry with its explosive, multi-media documentation of appalling abuses on Mexican produce farms ranging from widespread child labor to modern-day slavery.  Given the key role Mexican produce exports have come to play >> Read More

Updates: Human rights crisis in Mexico and “Food Chains” release countdown begins…

[hupso title="UPDATES: #HumanRights crisis in #Iguala #Mexico & @FoodChainsFilm release countdown begins..." url="http://ciw-online.org/blog/2014/10/food-chains-mexico/"] [caption id="attachment_20393" align="aligncenter" width="560"] Students march in Mexico City in protest of the recent atrocities in Guerrero. The masks are a double entendre, evoking Mexico's traditional "Day of the Dead" celebrations at the end of the month and the repeated findings of dozens of corpses in mass >> Read More

“Publix must turn from its pride and arrogance and turn towards its partners in business, the workers from Immokalee…”

[hupso_hide][hupso title="1000 marchers in #Lakeland: @Publix must turn from its pride and arrogance..." url="http://ciw-online.org/?p=18828"] 24-hr vigil at Publix ends with march of 1,000 through downtown Lakeland!   The 10-day, 10-city Now Is the Time Tour ended Saturday with a massive march through the heart of Lakeland, Florida.  Responding to the marchers' infectious high spirits and passionate call for human rights >> Read More