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Fair Food Program expansion marches on, even in these difficult times!

Fair Food Program expansion marches on, even in these difficult times!

Award-winning Fair Food Program breaks ground in Tennessee alongside longtime partner Sunripe Certified Brands and new FFP Participating Grower, Smoky Mountain Family Farms... Even in these dark and difficult times, the Fair Food Program continues to inspire and transform lives for the better. First came the publication last week of an unprecedented, decade-long study carried out by MSI Integrity, the >> Read More
Three keys to the future of the Fair Food Program: Expansion, expansion, and expansion…

Three keys to the future of the Fair Food Program: Expansion, expansion, and expansion…

“You’re not in Florida anymore... When we’re up here, what I say goes, not the CIW!” Those were the words of a crewleader with one of Florida’s largest tomato growers speaking to his crew on a company farm in Georgia during the early years of the Fair Food Program, before the FFP had expanded up the East Coast, all the way >> Read More

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

  Workers Rights Consortium reports groundbreaking Bangladesh Accord extended to 2021; renewal "product of the recognition, by all of the parties, of the Accord’s effectiveness," confirmation of power of WSR approach... Meanwhile: Migrant Justice receives the National Education Association's prestigious Cesar Chavez Civil and Human Rights Award; pressure increases on Ben & Jerry's to finalize agreement to implement WSR-based Milk with Dignity Program >> Read More

Worker-to-worker education team wraps up first summer of Fair Food Program expansion in Virginia, New Jersey!

 [caption id="attachment_22372" align="aligncenter" width="443"] Tomato harvesters in Cedarville, New Jersey take home "Know Your Rights" booklets after the state's first Fair Food Program education session.[/caption] Local tomato harvesters on the Fair Food Program:  "We've never seen anything like this in New Jersey..."Just two short months ago, the Fair Food Program's worker-to-worker education team broke new ground outside the state of Florida with labor >> Read More
Bring the Fair Food Program to Your Neighborhood!

Bring the Fair Food Program to Your Neighborhood!

[caption id="attachment_28860" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Nearly two thousand New Yorkers join farmworkers from Immokalee for a massive march through Manhattan as part of the Wendy's Boycott in 2019.[/caption] SURVEY: Tell us about your local food co-op or independent grocer and if they might help support the award-winning Fair Food Program! Remember life, and the Fair Food movement, before the pandemic?...   >> Read More
RELEASED: 2021 Fair Food Program Report

RELEASED: 2021 Fair Food Program Report

Today we are thrilled to preview the 2021 Fair Food Program “State of the Program Report!" QUICK LINK: 2021 Fair Food Program Report Ten years in, one of many factors that continue to elevate the Fair Food Program over less rigorous “social auditing” and PR-driven corporate social responsibility schemes is the Program’s level of data collection, analysis, and transparency of >> Read More
A (Great) Smoky Mountain Welcome

A (Great) Smoky Mountain Welcome

  Sunripe Certified Brands and hundreds of workers at Smoky Mountain Family Farms welcome the CIW Education Team to Tennessee! Sunripe CEO, Jon Esformes: "[CIW] is our partner in making sure that we’re meeting and exceeding the highest standards of compliance, not just with the law, but with our moral and ethical responsibility as human beings." Tennessee farmworker: "Thank you >> Read More
Shocker: Wendy’s Board recommends shareholders vote FOR social responsibility transparency resolution!…

Shocker: Wendy’s Board recommends shareholders vote FOR social responsibility transparency resolution!…

[caption id="attachment_33997" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Fair Food activists protest outside a Wendy's during last month's national Week of Action in the Wendy's Boycott.[/caption] Is hamburger giant's move a genuine step toward real social responsibility, or just a ploy to relieve growing investor, consumer pressure to join the "gold standard" for human rights protections today, Fair Food Program? Shareholders who filed the >> Read More
Fair Food Program expands to hundreds more farmworkers in the Volunteer State!

Fair Food Program expands to hundreds more farmworkers in the Volunteer State!

Newest Fair Food Program participating grower, Smoky Mountain Family Farms, expands operations in Tennessee, expanding the groundbreaking protections of the Fair Food Program to hundreds of new workers in the process... PLUS: CIW holds inaugural education session with Bloomia workers in Virginia!    Bloomia Health and Safety Manager, Soraya Buckner, introducing the FFP Education Team: "This is a special group >> Read More