Tag: Student/Farmworker Alliance

PHOTO REPORT: Students nationwide give Wendy’s an “F” for failing to respect farmworker women!

[caption id="attachment_27061" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Students from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill march to the on-campus Wendy's as a part of last week's "Wendy's you're failing farmworker women" Student Week of Action[/caption]Last week, the Student/Farmworker Alliance turned up the heat on Wendy’s with the “Wendy’s, You’re Failing Farmworker Women” national Week of Action!  The high-energy week was kicked off >> Read More

ACTION ALERT: “Wendy’s, You’re Failing Farmworker Women” National Week of Action, Oct. 21-28!

Students step up to the plate, fight side-by-side with farmworker women to end sexual violence in Wendy's supply chain!Right up until the final days of last spring semester, Wendy's unconscionable decision to shift its tomato purchases to Mexico rather than participate in the Fair Food Program had students across the country up in arms.  Between the historic rolling Fast for Farmworker Justice and the colorful >> Read More

THIS WEEK: 60+ student and youth leaders converge on Immokalee for annual Encuentro!

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret MeadWith Labor Day weekend in the rearview mirror, the summer of 2017 is officially over and fall is in the air.  On college campuses across the country, that can only mean one thing: The students are back into town! >> Read More

A Profile in Cowardice…

President Drake, OSU Administration take a stand against students, faculty, faith leaders, international labor rights experts and farmworkers to renew Wendy's contract for three more years;Administration waits until school year over, students safely at home, to announce decision;Students call for Fair Food Nation to join national call-in action to President Drake's office today!Last Thursday, Amanda Ferguson, an OSU grad student and >> Read More

“Voluntary codes like the one promulgated by Wendy’s are too often little more than a sham…”

[caption id="attachment_25272" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Two dozen children were among the 275 people freed from a forced labor operation on a large Mexican farm after authorities raided it in 2013.  An article in Harpers magazine connected Wendy's to that same farm in 2016. PHOTO CREDIT:  Los Angeles Times (2014)[/caption]International labor rights expert James Brudney pens powerful op/ed for OSU campus newspaper comparing >> Read More

“We are called to honor human dignity for all, to honor the dignity of work…”

[caption id="attachment_26013" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Barry University students pledge to join the Wendy's Boycott and the national student fast.[/caption]Dozens of students from Catholic universities join rolling student fast, call on Ohio State University President Michael Drake to keep his word to OSU students and help protect farmworkers' fundamental human rights!Just as Vanderbilt students broke their 7-day fast earlier this week, dozens of >> Read More

As rolling student fast enters second month, Vanderbilt students answer the call loud and clear!

Like Tampa area fast, Vanderbilt action snowballs, doubles within days of launch and catches the attention of University administration, local media...Following yesterday's exciting news of the series of 3-day fasts rolling through university campuses in the Tampa Bay region -- and of the critical call to action from students at OSU -- we have yet another inspiring update today, this time from >> Read More

PHOTO REPORT: Nationwide student fast keeps rolling!

New College, Valencia College students break five-day fast, vow to continue the Campaign:  "This University will continue to fight for the rights of farmworkers, and for all human rights"...Students at Vanderbilt, University of Tampa, Eckerd College and University of South Florida take up the torch as national rolling student fast for farmworker justice continues!After five long days of fasting -- an act >> Read More

“Keep your word! Cut the contract with Wendy’s!” OSU students take demands to Board of Trustees meeting!

[caption id="attachment_25643" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Student fasters protest in front of Wendy's Headquarters during the Return to Human Rights Tour last month.[/caption]PLUS: Students at New College of Florida begin five-day fast in solidarity with OSU's Boot the Braids campaign!Last month, farmworkers from Immokalee and hundreds of allies converged on Columbus, Ohio, for a major mobilization and parade at the peak of the Return >> 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