Tag: publix

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

CNN on FFP, Part III: “When we get calls from outside the Fair Food Program, it is heartbreaking”…

CNN Freedom Project: "There are roughly 30,000 people currently working on Fair Food Program farms and receiving all the protections and benefits outlined in the agreements.  But, there's still a long way to go to bringing the rest of the country onboard."Today we bring you the third and final installment of the extraordinary CNN report on the Fair Food Program, >> Read More

Florida United Methodist Church Bishop Kenneth Carter, cabinet members visit Immokalee, meet with CIW, Fair Food Program grower!

[caption id="attachment_26173" align="aligncenter" width="600"] CIW members join the statewide delegation from the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church for a group photo outside CIW headquarters in Immokalee.[/caption]On Monday, Bishop Kenneth H. Carter, Jr. and the cabinet of the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church kicked off a two-day tour of the Conference’s missional areas across the state of >> Read More

A Tampa Twofer! Return to Human Rights Tour wraps up with a huge march, rally at Tampa Wendy’s, Publix…

Nearly 300 exuberant Fair Food supporters turn out to welcome the Return to Human Rights Tour back to Florida with a rocking rally and march through Tampa!Now that is what we call a warm, down-home welcome:More than two weeks after embarking on an odyssey that would ultimately cover 14 states and over 2,000 miles, the Return to Human Rights Tour >> Read More

VIDEO: The Return to Human Rights Tour returns to Florida and a huge final march and rally at Tampa Wendy’s, Publix!

Farmworkers, students, religious leaders, union members and everyday consumers let Wendy's, Publix know that the fight for Fair Food only grows stronger the longer they hold out...Yesterday, in the final action of the 14-day, 14-city Return to Human Rights Tour, nearly 300 Floridians converged in Tampa, Florida, to welcome the Coalition of Immokalee Workers home with a massive rally and march from the Publix >> Read More

North Carolina: “We will keep fighting until Publix comes on board!”

[caption id="attachment_24395" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Students and community members join the CIW in the Triangle Area of North Carolina to protest Publix[/caption]Scores of North Carolinians join CIW in tour of protests, delegations, to Publix across the Tarheel State... Hot on the heels of the recent Fair Food Program worker-to-worker education tour of the state, a group of CIW members and staff from the Alliance for Fair >> Read More

MEDIA ROUND-UP: Commentators across the World Wide Web take Publix, Wendy’s to task!

National news outlets, social media reflect growing wave of consumer action in Fair Food movement... Between the slew of endorsements and actions in the Wendy's boycott, and the all-too-predictable headlines revealing systemic labor abuses in the fields of key Publix supplier Tomato Thyme, the Campaign for Fair Food has received its fair share of attention across the world wide web in the past several weeks, from news >> Read More

Not in our house! Students call on USF Board of Trustees to reject campus Publix!

CALL TO ACTION: University of South Florida students, community members tell university administration:  "Publix can't set up shop on our campus until they respect farmworkers' human rights!"And they want you to help!  Here's how...Even as students from Florida to New York gear up to join farmworkers for Wendy's protests as part of the upcoming 2016 Workers' Voice Tour, students here in >> Read More
What a year it was!  2015 Fair Food Year in Review…

What a year it was! 2015 Fair Food Year in Review…

[caption id="attachment_21123" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Secretary of State John Kerry announces the presentation of the 2014 Presidential Medal for Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking in Persons to the CIW during January's White House Forum on Human Trafficking.  The citation reads: “For its extraordinary efforts to combat human trafficking by pioneering the Fair Food Program, empowering agricultural workers, and leveraging market >> 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