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ALSO: Check out the full update from last week’s big action outside Trian Partners headquarters in midtown Manhattan! 


From Manhattan’s streets to the pages of the Financial Times — and pretty much everywhere in between — Wendy’s and Nelson Peltz have been hearing from farmworker leaders and their consumer allies, major investors and Wendy’s own shareholders about the urgent need for real human rights protections in the hamburger giant’s produce supply chain – and nowhere was that message louder, or clearer, this past week than on Park Avenue last Thursday.

After two years of a pandemic-induced absence from the streets of the Big Apple, farmworkers from Immokalee descended on the city once again, with theater props, artwork, and allies in tow.  In true CIW fashion, the day's agenda was filled to the brim:  Not one but two rounds of street theater; major delegations to key Wendy's investors BlackRock and JP Morgan — the third and sixth largest Wendy's shareholders, respectively — demanding that they use their millions of shares to vote Nelson Peltz off the Wendy's Board; and, of course, a rousing rally with over 100 supporters, a mariachi band, and a line-up of NYC heavy hitters. 

Read the full report from last Thursday's rally in NYC and call Trian Partners TODAY to support the call for corporate accountability for farmworkers' human rights! 




Forced to play defense, Wendy’s makes last-minute plea to shareholders not to vote against Board Chair Nelson Peltz…

May 17, 2022

… But shareholders and corporate accountability advocates quickly fire back in new SEC filing! VOTE NO leaders IASJ and Majority Action cite Wendy’s “continued silence on potential connections between its supply chain and forced labor” as key element in closing argument. As reported on this website last week — and again just yesterday in leading business publication the Financial Times — the growing support in the financial world for the shareholder-led campaign to VOTE NO on Wendy’s Board Chair Nelson Peltz received a big boost last week: the recommendation by leading proxy advisor service Glass Lewis that shareholders vote AGAINST Peltz.  Glass Lewis’ […]

“Vote No” Shareholder Campaign Continues to Light Up Top Financial Press; Major Shareholder Vote This Week!

May 16, 2022

    Shareholder-led campaign to “VOTE NO ON PELTZ” touches down in major financial outlets Bloomberg, Financial Times ahead of Wednesday’s big shareholder vote As we head into the homestretch ahead of the major Wendy’s shareholder vote this week, the story of Wendy’s failure to listen to its shareholders about farmworkers’ human rights is becoming the talk of the financial world! In the Bloomberg clip above, Eli Kasargod-Staub, co-founder of the leading nonprofit shareholder advocacy organization Majority Action, breaks it down:  “Particularly around worker safety, we’re unfortunately seeing a level pushback from a couple of corporate boards that have really […]

BIG DEVELOPMENT! New York City Retirement Systems cast vote AGAINST Wendy’s Board Chair Nelson Peltz; PLUS, rally and street theater today in NYC!

May 12, 2022

  BIG DEVELOPMENT! New York City Retirement Systems cast vote AGAINST Wendy’s Board Chair Nelson Peltz; Leading proxy voting advisory service Glass Lewis recommends all Wendy’s shareholders do the same TODAY farmworkers will be joined by NYC elected officials and shareholder advocates at a rally to hold Wendy’s board accountable for its failure to join the award-winning Fair Food Program and address the modern-day slavery crisis in North American agriculture   Support for the VOTE NO campaign, led by Investor Advocates for Social Justice (IASJ) and Majority Action, has grown tremendously in the run-up to Wendy’s annual meeting later this month. […]

VICTORY! After years-long student campaign, Wendy’s will no longer have a home at Florida Atlantic University…

May 3, 2022

Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Student/Farmworker Alliance: “About a week after the action in Palm Beach, a few SFA members at FAU confirmed with a Chartwells representative, our food service provider, that Wendy’s will not return to the Boca Raton campus. The news caused major excitement, especially because generations of students have organized to make this a reality.” We’ve had quite the run of exciting campaign updates in the last few weeks here on the Wendy’s Boycott front, from last month’s unforgettable March to End Modern Slavery in the Fields to the new shareholder-led “Vote No” initiative making waves in the […]

The Guardian: “Why Wendy’s is the source of unrest among US farm workers”…

April 29, 2022

Excellent new article in The Guardian highlights Wendy’s abject failure to commit to the Fair Food Program even “as several cases of what has been called modern day slavery on farms show the need for corporations to end these abuses”…  Cruz Salucio, CIW: “Farmworkers across the country and outside of the Fair Food Program continue to be vulnerable to many abuses including heat stress, physical violence and health and safety risks. Without enforcement and monitoring, these abuses will continue to flourish.” Eli Kasargod-Staub, Majority Action: “Wendy’s is very much an outlier among its peers in terms of how they engage […]

The fight for boardroom accountability at Wendy’s hits the financial press…

April 27, 2022

Majority Action, Investor Advocates for Social Justice issue press release announcing new initiative to urge Wendy’s shareholders to vote against Board Chair Nelson Peltz and three other Directors: “Shareholder advocates are alarmed by the lack of independent oversight on Wendy’s board of directors given the overwhelming influence of Nelson Peltz’s Trian Partners…” Eli Kasargod-Staub, Majority Action: “Long-term investors expect boards to respond comprehensively to shareholder proposals receiving majority votes. We urge shareholders to hold Wendy’s board leadership accountable for these lapses in responsible governance.” Gina Falada, IASJ: “The Board is putting the Company, its investors, and farmworkers at risk by relying […]

When leaders stop listening to those who elected them, it’s time to change leaders…

April 21, 2022

Shareholders demand Board accountability, mobilize to vote NO on retaining four top Wendy’s Board members — Nelson Peltz, Peter May, Matthew Peltz, and Peter Rothschild — at Wendy’s annual meeting next month! Corporate accountability pioneer Majority Action, together with faith-based shareholder leader Investor Advocates for Social Justice, officially roll out “Vote NO” campaign: “Wendy’s failed to adequately respond to a majority vote shareholder resolution on the protection of workers in its food supply chain” “Directors with current and former links to Trian dominate board membership, limiting independent board oversight.” “Additional independent oversight and board refreshment is required to address governance concerns and […]

SAVE THE DATE: Rally & Street Theater in NYC, May 12!

April 18, 2022

It’s only been two short weeks since over 800 farmworkers and consumers took to the streets of Palm Beach to demand Wendy’s join the Fair Food Program, and the Fair Food Nation is already back in action, mobilizing allies in the New York City area to turn up the heat on the hamburger giant!!  On May 12, just ahead of Wendy’s annual shareholder meeting, the CIW will be bringing its urgent call for long-overdue human rights for farmworkers to Midtown Manhattan, staging a lively rally and street theater performance outside the headquarter offices of Trian Partners, Wendy’s largest institutional shareholder. Make your […]

Media-round up #2! March to End Modern Slavery makes headlines across the country…

April 12, 2022

Rev. Sekinah Hamlin, UCC: “We also know that before U.S. Customs and Border Protection put a hold on tomatoes from some Mexican farms, Mastronardi, a supplier for Wendy’s, purchased and imported some of the ill-gotten tomatoes. Yet, Wendy’s will not give any definitive statement that these tomatoes did not make it to their stores. The Fair Food Program would put a stop to such secrecy. We will not stop until Peltz and Wendy’s do the moral thing and join like the other major fast-food chains…” WLRN, South Florida’s NPR station: “Wendy’s could bring their food operations into the Fair Food […]

VIDEO AND PHOTO REPORT: March to End Slavery in the Fields!

April 6, 2022

Tomas Terraza, farmworker, Homestead (Palm Beach Post): “It’s about justice. We’re fighting for our basic rights in the fields, in construction, in roofing, in many different jobs”… Rev. Kim Robles, Miami Shores Presbyterian Church (Palm Beach Post): “We’re coming because we believe that Jesus was one that always stood with the oppressed and marginalized and it’s our call to do the same,” she said. “I would like to see the entire industry change so we don’t have any more abuses in the fields.” Archbishop Thomas Wenski (NBC-5): “Of course, farmworkers are essential workers…  They give an honest day’s work, they want […]