Tag: Miami

PHOTO REPORT: Hundreds of allies and farmworkers march in Miami, Washington DC in support of dignity for women in the fields!

Women farmworkers to Wendy's, Publix:  "We will never go back to the way it was before, living every day with exploitation — we want all women to have the experience of working with dignity."This past weekend, the brisk fall weather drew hundreds of farmworkers and allies out onto the sidewalks in both Miami, Florida, and Washington, DC, for two high-spirited protests >> Read More

María José Fletcher, longtime CIW partner in fight against human trafficking and gender-based violence, recognized by U2’s Bono and the ONE Campaign!

[caption id="attachment_26657" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Maria Jose Fletcher, co-founder of VIDA Legal Assistance, is featured on a panel displaying women recognized by the ONE Campaign at a recent U2 concert in Miami.[/caption]María José Fletcher, a human rights attorney and co-founder of Miami-based VIDA Legal Assistance -- a longtime CIW partner dedicated to helping survivors of violence, with a particular focus on immigrants and women -- was shocked >> Read More

National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month marked by sentencing in FFP forced labor prosecution…

In one of his last official acts in office, President Obama signed an eloquent statement on the scourge of slavery that has plagued this country, in one form or another, for centuries, declaring January "National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month."  The statement began:BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATIONOur Nation wrestled with the issue of >> Read More

The Grand Finale! Wendy’s protests from Miami to Chicago highlight final Behind the Braids tour, Weekend of Action…

[caption id="attachment_24990" align="aligncenter" width="600"] 150+ march for final Behind the Braids Weekend of Action in Miami, Florida, last Sunday[/caption]Hundreds of farmworkers and Fair Food allies, new and old, let Wendy's know nothing will deter the Fair Food Nation as the Wendy's Boycott heads into the new season in high gear!Even as the country continues to adjust to the new political >> Read More

Nov. 21 Uniting for Fair Food Day of Action sweeps across Florida!

From Georgia border to Southern beaches, Florida's consumers, farmworkers unite to demand justice from Publix, Wendy's... Back in November, we laid out the Fair Food Nation's big plans for the November 21st Uniting for Fair Food Day of Action.  CIW members and consumer allies promised to kick off the holiday season with one, clearcut demand:  justice — not charity — for farmworkers from the major food >> Read More

Nov. 21st: “Uniting for Fair Food” National Day of Action for the Thanksgiving season…

As country prepares for Thanksgiving, Fair Food Nation prepares powerful call for justice from Publix, Wendy's...Fall is in the air, and as the end of November draws closer, people across the country are making travel plans and pulling out favorite family recipes for the big Thanksgiving meal on November 26th.For the Fair Food Nation, the central ingredients of that meal are not only the family >> Read More

100+ from Immokalee, Food Chain Workers Alliance take to Miami’s sunny streets to deliver Mother’s Day letter to Publix!

[hupso_hide][hupso title="Short title" url="the URL"] "We are speaking the truth, with our heads held high..." On Sunday morning, with a remarkably cool breeze and a sunny sky, three vans full of farmworkers from Immokalee and their families headed across Alligator Alley to Miami to meet up with warehouse workers, restaurant workers, and other farmworkers from across the U.S. for an action against Publix.  Buoyed >> Read More
More photos from the front! Bonus pics from an exciting Wendy’s Founder’s Week of Action…

More photos from the front! Bonus pics from an exciting Wendy’s Founder’s Week of Action…

[hupso_hide][hupso title="BONUS! Even more photos from #FairFoodNation's @Wendys #FoundersWeekofAction!" url="http://ciw-online.org/?p=17276"] The Wendy's Founder's Week of Action was so successful (be sure to check out the full report here if you haven't seen it yet), so colorful, and so exciting that it just wouldn't be fair to keep all the great photos sent in to Immokalee from events around the country to >> Read More
Massive numbers, multiple actions rock Wendy’s!

Massive numbers, multiple actions rock Wendy’s!

[hupso_hide][hupso title="100s upon 100s! Massive protests greet @Wendys during #FoundersWeekofAction across the #FairFoodNation!" url="http://ciw-online.org/?p=17217"] Over 200 protesters marched on Wendy's in Columbus, OH, to demand that the hamburger giant join the rest of the fast-food leaders in advancing the human rights of farmworkers in its supply chain. 200 in Ohio, 130 in DC, 120 in Miami, 80 high schoolers in >> Read More
Sabor a sudor…

Sabor a sudor…

Farmworker families, South Florida allies join forces for spirited picket outside Publix's new store aimed at Latino market in Miami's Little Havana! Publix is making a play for Florida's massive Latino market, but the company's refusal to support farmworkers' human rights through the CIW's Fair Food Program might just come back to haunt the Lakeland-based grocery giant. On the heels >> Read More