Tag: Vermont

Milk with Dignity Program already making great strides in the Vermont dairy industry!

Milk with Dignity Program already making great strides in the Vermont dairy industry!

[caption id="attachment_28887" align="aligncenter" width="799"] Vermont dairy workers head to work in the early morning. Photo by Caleb Kenna.[/caption] Vermont dairy worker on the Milk with Dignity Program: "Now that we’re in the program, I learned my rights as a worker, about raises and days off, about how we should be treated.  Now we can speak freely, without fear." This past >> 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

The Worker-driven Social Responsibility model hits new milestone, continues its expansion in world of business and human rights!

[caption id="attachment_26467" align="aligncenter" width="600"] From ABCNews.go.com: In this April 25, 2013, file photo, Bangladeshi people gather as rescuers search for survivors and victims after the Rana Plaza building collapsed which housed five garment factories in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh. Leading global fashion brands and trade unions announced a three year agreement in Paris, France, Thursday June 29, 2017, to continue >> Read More

TODAY: Vermont dairy workers, consumer allies march on Ben & Jerry’s factory!

Marchers will deliver powerful letter from national human rights organizations including ACLU, the Center for Constitutional Rights, Columbia University Law School Human Rights Clinic, and Human Rights Watch, calling on Ben & Jerry's to sign Milk with Dignity agreement without further delay!Show YOUR support for Vermont's Migrant Justice by joining the photo petition on social media today!As dawn broke this >> Read More

Labor expert: “There’s no reason this model can’t work across the United States…”

[caption id="attachment_25453" align="aligncenter" width="600"] CREDIT: Christian Science Monitor[/caption]"A SHIFT IN THOUGHT: Florida’s tomato pickers took on some of the country’s biggest retailers and fast-food chains – and won, transforming working conditions in the tomato fields. Now they and their allies are trying to take the fight to new fields and new industries."  Christian Science Monitor article on CIW's Worker-driven Social >> Read More

Got Milk with Dignity? Vermont’s Migrant Justice putting finishing touches on breakthrough dairy program…

[caption id="attachment_24323" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Representatives of the CIW, the Fair Food Standards Council and Migrant Justice meet to discuss the soon-to-be-launched Milk with Dignity Program in the Vermont dairy industry.[/caption]From Florida tomatoes to Vermont dairy, Worker-driven Social Responsibility in the spotlight at food systems summit...Last week, members of the CIW, Migrant Justice, and the Fair Food Standards Council came together for >> Read More

NEW VIDEO! VT dairy workers launch official Milk with Dignity video…

[hupso title="NEW VIDEO: VT dairy workers launch official #MilkWithDignity video" url="http://ciw-online.org/blog/2015/06/mwd-vid/"] "We are organizing ourselves to shift power, and to ensure that farmers and farmworkers have a voice in the industry..." A battle for fundamental human rights is brewing in Vermont's dairy industry, and at the heart of it all lies this pivotal question: Who should speak for farmworkers when it >> Read More

ACTION ALERT: “We need Milk with Dignity!”

[hupso title="ACTION ALERT: We need #MilkWithDignity! Support @MigrantJustice dairy workers today..." url="http://ciw-online.org/blog/2015/05/milk-dignity-action/"] Vermont dairy workers declare June 20th as national Day of Action, launch petition in support of brand-new Milk with Dignity Campaign! Last week, we shared the exciting news -- via an excellent article in the national hub for food movement news, Civil Eats -- that Vermont dairy workers >> Read More

“Will Ben & Jerry’s Help Improve Conditions for Dairy Workers?”

[hupso title="Will @Benandjerrys help improve conditions for #VT dairy workers? @MigrantJustice" url="http://ciw-online.org/blog/2015/05/milk-with-dignity-launch/"] Great new article in Civil Eats asks: "A little Justice With Your Cherry Garcia?" Worker-driven Social Responsibility -- the market-based model for the enforceable protection of human rights in corporate supply chains at the heart of the CIW's Fair Food Program -- is a proven success.  To quote an >> Read More

Northern sojourn builds CIW bonds with Maine small farmers, Vermont dairy workers…

[hupso_hide][hupso title=".@CIW heads to VT, ME to build bonds with sm farmers & dairy workers!" url="http://ciw-online.org/"] [caption id="attachment_19905" align="aligncenter" width="550"] CIW member Santiago Perez rakes wild, low-bush blueberries in a small field in the Blue Hill peninsula of "Downeast" Maine during the CIW delegation's visit to the area last week. The delegation met with Maine family farmers to discuss the >> Read More