Tag: Milk with Dignity

Fasters survive wet and wild Day 3 of Freedom Fast…

Fasters survive wet and wild Day 3 of Freedom Fast…

[caption id="attachment_28049" align="aligncenter" width="800"] The fast site turned into a sea of umbrellas as Day 3 of the Freedom Fast dawned under skies heavy with a cold, wet mix of rain and snow. While the weather put a damper on some of the day's planned activities, the fasters' spirits remained strong, and new support rolled in from high places.  New >> 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

TODAY: Vermont dairy workers, consumer allies march on Ben & Jerry’s factory!

Marchers will deliver powerful letter from national human rights organizations including ACLU, the Center for Constitutional Rights, Columbia University Law School Human Rights Clinic, and Human Rights Watch, calling on Ben & Jerry's to sign Milk with Dignity agreement without further delay!Show YOUR support for Vermont's Migrant Justice by joining the photo petition on social media today!As dawn broke this >> 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!

[hupso title=".@NYTimes hails efforts by @MigrantJustice, @CIW and Worker-driven Social Responsibility model! #WSR" url="http://ciw-online.org/blog/2015/07/nyt-wsr/"][caption id="attachment_22275" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Dairy worker Victor Diaz in Burlington, Vermont. Photo Credit: Caleb Kenna, New York Times[/caption]"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 >> Read More

NEW VIDEO! VT dairy workers launch official Milk with Dignity video…

[hupso title="NEW VIDEO: VT dairy workers launch official #MilkWithDignity video" url="http://ciw-online.org/blog/2015/06/mwd-vid/"] "We are organizing ourselves to shift power, and to ensure that farmers and farmworkers have a voice in the industry..." A battle for fundamental human rights is brewing in Vermont's dairy industry, and at the heart of it all lies this pivotal question: Who should speak for farmworkers when it >> Read More

ACTION ALERT: “We need Milk with Dignity!”

[hupso title="ACTION ALERT: We need #MilkWithDignity! Support @MigrantJustice dairy workers today..." url="http://ciw-online.org/blog/2015/05/milk-dignity-action/"] Vermont dairy workers declare June 20th as national Day of Action, launch petition in support of brand-new Milk with Dignity Campaign! Last week, we shared the exciting news -- via an excellent article in the national hub for food movement news, Civil Eats -- that Vermont dairy workers >> Read More