Tag: New York City

ORGANIZING REPORT: New York City gets fired up for the Freedom Fast!

ORGANIZING REPORT: New York City gets fired up for the Freedom Fast!

Actress Erika Alexander sends a message to Wendy's:  Join the Fair Food Program! Award-winning playwright Eve Ensler to farmworkers preparing to fast: "Keep going, brave, beautiful women.  I am with you, and all of us at V-Day and One Billion Rising - countless activists around the world - stand with you today, rising in the name of justice for all >> Read More

MEDIA ROUND-UP: From NYC to Palm Beach, Wendy’s Board Chair Nelson Peltz’s hometown papers lift up Fair Food…

Following protests in New York City and West Palm Beach, national and local news shine spotlight on Wendy's refusal to join the Fair Food Program and do its part to support efforts to end sexual violence against women in the fields... Last Sunday afternoon, farmworker women and their families, alongside South Florida allies, kept a fall season of action rolling with a protest at >> Read More
CIW’s Lupe Gonzalo on Nelson Peltz refusal to meet following massive march in NYC: “This was not as simple as refusing a group of people…”

CIW’s Lupe Gonzalo on Nelson Peltz refusal to meet following massive march in NYC: “This was not as simple as refusing a group of people…”

“... It was an acceptance of the violence and sexual harassment that continues to happen in the fields.” PHOTO REPORT: 250+ march to the New York offices of Wendy’s Board Chair Nelson Peltz to demand an end to sexual violence against women farmworkers! During Manhattan’s packed rush hour on Monday evening, well over two hundred consumer allies from around New >> Read More

TODAY: Stand with farmworker women by calling Wendy’s Board Chairman Nelson Peltz!

[caption id="attachment_22933" align="aligncenter" width="600"] CIW members, Fair Food allies outside the office of Wendy's Board Chairman Nelson Peltz in New York City at the launch of the nationwide boycott in March of 2016.[/caption]CIW Women to Wendy's leadership:  "We need Wendy’s to join its peers in order to expand these crucial, life-changing gains to the hundreds of thousands of farmworker women who >> Read More

Starting today (Friday, 11/10), the Harvest without Violence Campaign hits New York City!

Farmworker women take fight to end sexual violence to the doorstep of Wendy's Board Chair, Nelson Peltz...CIW Women's Group to remind Peltz of his fellow CEO's words of warning (Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook):  “If you know something is happening and you fail to take action, whether you are a man or a woman — especially when you are in power — you are >> Read More

The Nation: “There’s a Nationwide Boycott of Wendy’s Underway…”

"For over a decade the small coalition of farmworkers and community activists have taken on the giants of Big Ag and built a new system of labor protection. Now they’re taking the fight to a Goliath in red pigtails..."Last week, as the Midwest and Southeast "Behind the Braids" Tours were wrapping up, attention turned to the next tour on the horizon: >> Read More

BOYCOTT!… Farmworkers, consumers declare national boycott of fast-food giant Wendy’s!

[caption id="attachment_23449" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Farmworkers and consumers nearly 500 strong march past Radio City Music Hall on their way to the Park Avenue offices of Wendy's Board Chairman Nelson Peltz.[/caption]CIW to Wendy's: "We are here to remind Nelson Peltz that there is something more important than money:  Dignity!" As the sun began to dip behind New York's skyscrapers yesterday afternoon, hundreds upon >> 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

BREAKING: CIW, allies to march on NYC offices of Wendy’s Chairman Nelson Peltz!

Mark your calendar!  This coming Monday, November 16th, CIW and allies will march through the heart of New York City from a Wendy's franchise to the office of its Chairman, Nelson Peltz.Here below is the official press release:Gerardo Reyes ChavezCoalition of Immokalee Workers workers@ciw-online.org, (239) 675-9234MEDIA ADVISORY:New York City Residents, Farmworkers to March on Park Avenue Offices of Wendy’s Chairman Nelson >> Read More