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A unique TED Talk highlights the life-saving protections of the Fair Food Program

A unique TED Talk highlights the life-saving protections of the Fair Food Program

[caption id="attachment_38150" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Gerardo Reyes of the CIW speaks about a deeply personal experience with heat stroke while harvesting watermelons in north Florida several years ago as Jon Esformes, CEO of Sunripe Tomatoes and the first major grower to join the Fair Food Program, looks on during their recent TED talk in New York.[/caption] Gerardo Reyes Chavez, CIW: “To >> Read More
Fair Food Program, Worker-driven Social Responsibility hailed in new analysis of DOL study on worker voice

Fair Food Program, Worker-driven Social Responsibility hailed in new analysis of DOL study on worker voice

[caption id="attachment_30582" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Representatives from women’s organizations and unions based in Lesotho gather for a photo with representatives of the CIW, the Fair Food Standards Council, Workers Rights Consortium and the Solidarity Center in Immokalee to commemorate a two-day exchange in November 2018 to study the Worker-driven Social Responsibility (WSR) model and the CIW’s Fair Food Program. The visitors >> Read More
MacKenzie Scott’s Yield Giving gives $2 million to fuel expansion of Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Fair Food Program

MacKenzie Scott’s Yield Giving gives $2 million to fuel expansion of Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Fair Food Program

Lupe Gonzalo, farmworker and CIW staff member: “Continuing to expand is quite urgent. It's quite important because only this path of the Fair Food Program has made a difference for thousands of workers."  A few days ago, we announced a partnership with Spanish farmworkers to explore building the first-ever Worker-driven Social Responsibility program in the EU.  Today we have another >> Read More
“Food, Inc. 2,” the major new documentary featuring the CIW and the Fair Food Program, is coming to a city near you! 

“Food, Inc. 2,” the major new documentary featuring the CIW and the Fair Food Program, is coming to a city near you! 

The much-anticipated sequel to the Oscar-nominated 2008 documentary “Food, Inc.” will hold a nationwide "sneak preview" at 100 theaters across the US on April 9th, ahead of its national theatrical and digital release on April 12 ! Click on this link to see which theaters near you are screening “Food, Inc. 2” on April 9! Major cities hosting screenings include: >> Read More
Civil Eats: the Fair Food Program offers the strongest, legally-binding protocols to protect workers when politicians fall short

Civil Eats: the Fair Food Program offers the strongest, legally-binding protocols to protect workers when politicians fall short

[caption id="attachment_37369" align="aligncenter" width="900"] An on-the-clock, worker-to-worker education session trains farmworkers on the FFP's protections, including its heat stress standards[/caption] Gerardo Reyes Chávez, CIW, in Civil Eats: “[Farmworkers in the FFP] don’t feel pressure to keep working under conditions that are placing their lives and their health at risk. And that’s fundamentally different from what happens outside of the program." Civil >> Read More
Farmworker Freedom Festival lands in the heart of Palm Beach with message of “Esperanza” for Fair Food future!

Farmworker Freedom Festival lands in the heart of Palm Beach with message of “Esperanza” for Fair Food future!

[caption id="attachment_37798" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Esperanza, the CIW's 15 ft-tall, mobile puppet in the form of a female farmworker, walks the luxury store-lined streets of downtown Palm Beach on Day One of the Farmworker Freedom Festival yesterday, spreading her message of hope for a Fair Food agreement and a future of collaboration between workers and hamburger giant Wendy's toward a more >> Read More
Release: First-ever Farmworker Freedom Festival to celebrate human rights gains of the Fair Food Program, call on corporate holdout Wendy’s to join

Release: First-ever Farmworker Freedom Festival to celebrate human rights gains of the Fair Food Program, call on corporate holdout Wendy’s to join

A 3-day celebration of farmworker culture and fundamental human rights featuring the CIW’s mobile Modern-day Slavery Museum, a benefit concert, and original theater and art, including a two-story tall farmworker puppet named Esperanza giving voice to the country’s 1.5 million farmworkers in their ongoing fight for fundamental human rights Press and Media opportunities: March 8, 1 PM - 340 S >> Read More
Washington Post heralds Fair Food Program’s groundbreaking heat illness prevention standards!

Washington Post heralds Fair Food Program’s groundbreaking heat illness prevention standards!

[caption id="attachment_37735" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Farmworkers in GA attending an on-the-clock, worker-to-worker education session on their rights under the Fair Food Program[/caption] Washington Post, "These farmworkers created America’s strongest workplace heat rules," 2/17/24: * "Leonel Pérez remembers when conditions on tomato farms were very different. He started picking tomatoes when he was 20. Summers were hot and humid. Workers sometimes fainted >> Read More
Compass Group and Foodbuy visit Immokalee as the Fair Food Program’s rapid expansion continues

Compass Group and Foodbuy visit Immokalee as the Fair Food Program’s rapid expansion continues

[caption id="attachment_37696" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Compass and Foodbuy representatives visited Immokalee to see the Fair Food Program's industry-leading workplace protections in action. Here, delegation members join CIW and Pacific Tomato Growers representatives for a photo during a farm visit to Pacific's operations outside Immokalee, where they saw a worker-to-worker education session and toured the fields.[/caption] “As a long-standing participating buyer in >> Read More
Read how farmworkers launched the historic Fair Food Program in new Food, Inc. 2 Book

Read how farmworkers launched the historic Fair Food Program in new Food, Inc. 2 Book

Newly released book -- including chapters from Eric Schlosser, Michael Pollan, and Senator Cory Booker -- to accompany spring release of sequel to Oscar-nominated, Emmy Award-winning documentary Food, Inc. CIW: “Through the unrelenting struggle and sacrifice of tens of thousands of workers and their consumer allies, the CIW’s successful efforts have transformed an industry once dubbed ‘ground zero for modern-​day slavery’ >> Read More