Tag: students

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

Extra, extra! Student/Farmworker Alliance Encuentro gathering in Immokalee set for September 7-10…

This fall, scores of students, youth to descend on Immokalee for weekend of strategy in Wendy's Boycott!For more than a decade, the Student/Farmworker Alliance, a nationwide network of hundreds of students and youth, has harnessed the action and energy of young people to provide unwavering dedication to farmworkers' basic human rights.  And yet, it seems that when it comes to the Wendy's Boycott, young >> 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

“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

TODAY: 19 students from Ohio State University, community members from Columbus launch weeklong fast!

Student/Farmworker Alliance:  OSU students, Columbus community launch national call for solidarity as they begin weeklong fast to Boot the Braids!Earlier this month, we shared a breaking announcement of a major escalation in the Wendy's Boycott:  Students from The Ohio State University and community members from across Columbus declared that they would launch a weeklong fast in the lead up to the Parade for Fair Food >> Read More

“Boot the Braids!” rings out across campuses throughout the Midwest and Southeast! 

First round of Wendy's Boycott tours wraps up with visits to four “Boot the Braids” campuses! Picking up where we left off in last week's "Behind the Braids" Tours report, we bring you the latest news from the campaign trail (Campaign for Fair Food, that is, also known as the only campaign news you can proudly share with young children these days...).  This >> Read More