Tag: Migrant Justice

Presbyterian Church (USA) becomes first mainline denomination to endorse the principles of Worker-driven Social Responsibility!

Presbyterian Church (USA) becomes first mainline denomination to endorse the principles of Worker-driven Social Responsibility!

"Historic vote" by Presbyterian Mission Agency Board is the latest chapter in long history of PC(USA) support for CIW, Fair Food Movement... Huge news from the faith-based organizing front of the movement for Fair Food: The 1.4 million-member Presbyterian Church (USA) became the first mainline denomination to endorse the principles of Worker-driven Social Responsibility at its Mission Agency board meeting on >> Read More
NEW VIDEO:  Worker-driven Social Responsibility Network publishes video on WSR as model continues to grow in U.S., internationally!

NEW VIDEO: Worker-driven Social Responsibility Network publishes video on WSR as model continues to grow in U.S., internationally!

Hope for a better year ahead for low-wage workers... Following a tumultuous 2017, a weary world turns its eyes toward the year ahead and ponders what new trials and tremors await us in 2018.  But one unlikely sector — low-wage workers laboring in industries across the world, from the agricultural fields of the U.S. to the textile and electronics factories of >> Read More

Ben & Jerry’s CEO: “It’s an agreement that puts the worker in charge of workers’ rights.”

Enrique Balcazar of Migrant Justice: "It is a great victory and an honor for us dairy workers to expand [the Worker-driven Social Responsibility] model to the dairy industry of Vermont." CEO Jostein Solheim: “We really believe this is going to travel. This is going to travel across the nation.” Yesterday's big announcement of the Milk with Dignity agreement between Migrant Justice >> Read More

“It’s a new day in dairy”: Migrant Justice, Ben & Jerry’s sign agreement to launch Milk with Dignity Program in Vermont dairy industry!

[caption id="attachment_26898" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Members of Migrant Justice and Ben & Jerry's CEO Joestein Solheim sign and hold aloft a mock Milk with Dignity agreement on Tuesday outside Ben & Jerry's flagship store in Burlington, VT.[/caption]New York Times: "Ben & Jerry's signs a landmark agreement today to beef up the rights of often exploited dairy workers in VT"...Migrant Justice's Enrique >> Read More

Breaking: New Worker-driven Social Responsibility Network launches website!

[caption id="attachment_26787" align="aligncenter" width="600"] A screen grab from the Worker-driven Social Responsibility Network's new website provides a glimpse into the exciting new information and analysis clearinghouse on all things WSR.[/caption]Big news from the Worker-driven Social Responsibility front: New network of worker organizations and human rights groups dedicated to spreading WSR model launches communication work with beautiful new website...The nascent Worker-driven >> Read More

The Worker-driven Social Responsibility model hits new milestone, continues its expansion in world of business and human rights!

  Workers Rights Consortium reports groundbreaking Bangladesh Accord extended to 2021; renewal "product of the recognition, by all of the parties, of the Accord’s effectiveness," confirmation of power of WSR approach... Meanwhile: Migrant Justice receives the National Education Association's prestigious Cesar Chavez Civil and Human Rights Award; pressure increases on Ben & Jerry's to finalize agreement to implement WSR-based Milk with Dignity Program >> Read More

Got Milk with Dignity? Vermont’s Migrant Justice putting finishing touches on breakthrough dairy program…

[caption id="attachment_24323" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Representatives of the CIW, the Fair Food Standards Council and Migrant Justice meet to discuss the soon-to-be-launched Milk with Dignity Program in the Vermont dairy industry.[/caption]From Florida tomatoes to Vermont dairy, Worker-driven Social Responsibility in the spotlight at food systems summit...Last week, members of the CIW, Migrant Justice, and the Fair Food Standards Council came together for >> Read More
New York Times hails efforts by Vermont dairy workers, CIW, Worker-driven Social Responsibility model!

New York Times hails efforts by Vermont dairy workers, CIW, Worker-driven Social Responsibility model!

"Success" of "innovative movements" by workers from Vermont to Florida earns spread in U.S.'s most-read newspaper... Just in time for the Fourth of July weekend, the movement for Worker-driven Social Responsibility (WSR) rocketed into the national spotlight thanks to a great new article on the front page of last Friday's New York Times business section!  The feature-length piece from longtime labor columnist Steven Greenhouse, entitled "Farm Labor Groups Make Progress on Wages and Working >> Read More

BREAKING: Ben & Jerry’s commits to work with Vermont dairy workers toward agreement to adopt Milk with Dignity Program in company’s Northeast dairy supply chain!

[hupso title=".@BenAndJerrys commits to work with #VT dairy workers towards #MilkWithDignity Agreement!" url="http://ciw-online.org/blog/2015/06/ben-jerrys-commits/"][caption id="attachment_22168" align="aligncenter" width="600"] 150+ march in the streets of Burlington in support of the Milk with Dignity Campaign on Saturday, June 20th[/caption]Ben & Jerry's commits to serious talks with Migrant Justice, key elements of Milk with Dignity Program...Chances look good that, soon, you will be able to enjoy Ben & Jerry's >> Read More