Tag: New York Times

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

NY Times editorial on ending sexual harassment: “14 businesses are part of the [Fair Food] Program; many more should join.”

New York Times editorial board asks, "Has America at last reached a turning point on sexual harassment?"; Editorial singles out CIW's Fair Food Program as national model for "how to change the culture" of sexual harassment in the workplace;Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg: “If you know something is happening and you fail to take action, whether you are a man or a woman >> Read More
CIW’s Greg Asbed named 2017 MacArthur Fellow!

CIW’s Greg Asbed named 2017 MacArthur Fellow!

Prestigious award calls Worker-driven Social Responsibility "visionary strategy... with potential to transform workplace environments across the global supply chain." The CIW's Fair Food Program, and the broader Worker-driven Social Responsibility paradigm of which the FFP was the pioneering model, received perhaps their most significant recognition to date when the MacArthur Foundation announced this year's list of recipients of the acclaimed MacArthur >> Read More
Ben & Jerry’s CEO: “It’s an agreement that puts the worker in charge of workers’ rights.”

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

[caption id="attachment_26914" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Enrique Balcazar of the advocacy organization Migrant Justice, left, and Jostein Solheim, the chief executive of Ben & Jerry’s, right, in Burlington, Vt., on Tuesday announcing an agreement to help farm workers. Photo and caption, Caleb Kenna for The New York Times[/caption] Enrique Balcazar of Migrant Justice: "It is a great victory and an honor for >> Read More

New York Times Magazine, Civil Eats take on “Big Food” and the Food Movement…

“Then we found the unlocked door in the castle wall... It was the corporate brand.”As the Wendy's Boycott picks up steam across the country, the CIW and the Campaign for Fair Food took center stage in two timely articles this past week -- one from Michael Pollan in the New York Times Magazine and another from Elizabeth Grossman in Civil Eats -- asking key >> Read More

New York Times talks sexual harassment in the fields, letter cites Fair Food Program’s unique success in preventing abuse!

Sanjay Rawal, director of "Food Chains," in letter to editor of NYT: "The problem is real. But so is the solution — and it deserves mention."Earlier this month, the New York Times published a hard-hitting op/ed by two longtime California-based farmworker rights activists, Jose Padilla of California Rural Legal Assistance and David Bacon, an independent author and photojournalist.  The piece, >> 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
The Californian: “Food Chains picks up where Harvest of Shame left off”…

The Californian: “Food Chains picks up where Harvest of Shame left off”…

[hupso title="The reviews are in... @FoodChains changing the way we think about #Thanksgiving!" url="http://ciw-online.org/blog/2014/11/reviews-are-in/"] [caption id="attachment_20631" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Moviegoers in Bonita Springs, Florida, hit the streets outside a local Publix store after a showing of "Food Chains" this past Sunday. The film has sparked protests at Wendy's restaurants and Publix stores in cities around the country.[/caption] Documentary snags a 100% >> Read More
Lights, camera… Action!  Protesters pour into the streets following “Food Chains” screenings in Miami, New York, Washington DC, and more cities…

Lights, camera… Action! Protesters pour into the streets following “Food Chains” screenings in Miami, New York, Washington DC, and more cities…

[hupso title="Lights, Camera... ACTION! Protesters pour into streets following @FoodChainsFilm..." url="http://ciw-online.org/blog/2014/11/food-chains-action/ "] [caption id="attachment_20603" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Over two hundred moviegoers hit the streets for a protest targeting Wendy's following a Saturday afternoon showing of the new documentary "Food Chains" in New York. Wendy's is the lone holdout among the fast-food giants to still refuse to join the CIW's Fair Food >> Read More
As its national release nears, “Food Chains” messaging comes into focus…

As its national release nears, “Food Chains” messaging comes into focus…

[hupso title="As Nov 21 release nears, @FoodChainsFilm messaging comes into focus... @FairFoodProgram" url="http://ciw-online.org/blog/2014/11/food-chains-ffp/"] In a scene that didn't make the final cut of the film, Walmart joins the Fair Food Program. Documentary a chance for broader audience to learn about the extraordinary success story taking shape in Florida's fields... "Food Chains" is a film about many things.  Its lens takes >> Read More