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PHOTO REPORT: Student/Farmworker Alliance turns up the heat on Wendy’s with National Week of Action!

PHOTO REPORT: Student/Farmworker Alliance turns up the heat on Wendy’s with National Week of Action!

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="795"] Students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill stage a theater skit on the steps of UNC Chancellor Folt’s office to highlight the University’s complicity in human rights abuses.[/caption] Hundreds of students, young people from Coast to Coast get creative in Wendy's Boycott during "Pulling Back the Curtain on Wendy's" National Week of Action! >> Read More
“A movement, not a moment”: Lessons from the Fair Food Program for the growing fight against sexual harassment and assault in the workplace…

“A movement, not a moment”: Lessons from the Fair Food Program for the growing fight against sexual harassment and assault in the workplace…

[caption id="attachment_27429" align="aligncenter" width="600"] CIW staff members and Fair Food Program educators (from right to left) Nely Rodriguez, Silvia Perez, Leonel Perez, Cruz Salucio, and Mathieu Beaucicot stand outside the CIW office in Immokalee.[/caption] As the New York Times rang in the New Year with a story announcing the organization of an exciting new coalition of "300 prominent actresses and female agents, >> Read More

Rolling student fast of 2017 takes its place in storied annals of fight for Fair Food…

Weeklong fast at Ohio State University tapped into Dr. King's "power in the universe that works for justice" and inspired a month-long movement on over a dozen college campuses;Fast forges new leaders for the fight ahead, lays the groundwork for a student-led surge in the Wendy's Boycott this fall! A little historical context...Following the Montgomery Bus Boycott victory in 1956 -- a year-long >> Read More

“We are tired of hate, so we march”…

  PHOTO REPORT:  Immokalee community takes to the streets as part of national mobilization for immigrant rights! Nearly 250 workers and allies call for dignity and justice with colorful march through the heart of Immokalee.  In conjunction with immigrant communities in over 300 cities nationwide, Immokalee residents took to the streets on Monday to celebrate May 1st, giving the traditional celebration of labor a >> Read More

Boot the Braids campaigns surge in Columbus, Tampa Bay!

[caption id="attachment_25909" align="alignright" width="315"] A student at University of Tampa pledges to join the Wendy's boycott after talking with fasting students staffing an information table and spreading word of Wendy's refusal to join the Presidential-medal winning Fair Food Program.[/caption]Number of fasting students doubles overnight in Tampa, as news of Wendy's unconscionable failure to respect Florida farmworkers' human rights spreads across campuses!...Plus, >> Read More

PHOTO REPORT: Nationwide student fast keeps rolling!

New College, Valencia College students break five-day fast, vow to continue the Campaign:  "This University will continue to fight for the rights of farmworkers, and for all human rights"...Students at Vanderbilt, University of Tampa, Eckerd College and University of South Florida take up the torch as national rolling student fast for farmworker justice continues!After five long days of fasting -- an act >> Read More

Media round-up! From Columbus to Tampa, talk of Wendy’s Boycott spreading like wildfire…

[caption id="attachment_25614" align="alignright" width="358"] A sign outside of the encampment of 19 student fasters at The Ohio State University[/caption]... But before we get to the links, first we need your help with a snap action to support OSU student fasters:  Sign and share Student/Farmwoker Alliance's petition for OSU President Drake this morning!Between the Return to Human Rights Tour's fast-paced progress through the >> Read More

Who doesn’t love a parade?… Immokalee workers launch call for artwork ahead of Parade for Human Rights!

We are only one month out from the culmination of the Return to Human Rights Tour in Columbus, OH, and the big Parade for Human Rights is coming up fast... So what are you waiting for?  Join the Art Team today!Just two years ago, the CIW and thousands of allies flooded the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida, for a massive and >> Read More

Huffington Post: “Farm Workers Are Taking On Poor Pay And Conditions — And Winning”

[caption id="attachment_21987" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Dairy workers in Vermont in 2015 at the launch of the Fair Food Program-inspired Milk with Dignity Campaign.[/caption] In-depth article lifts up unprecedented success of Fair Food Program, Worker-driven Social Responsibility as the "model that's going forward..." Last week, amidst all the April buzz around the Wendy's boycott, the Fair Food Program and the Worker-driven Social >> Read More

Final media round-up from Workers’ Voice Tour! News of Wendy’s boycott spreads far and wide…

[caption id="attachment_23746" align="aligncenter" width="600"] 500+ marchers wind through Palm Beach's exclusive Worth Avenue shopping district on Saturday the 12th of March.[/caption]From New York to Florida, media coverage of Workers' Voice Tour builds pressure on Wendy's, billionaire chairman Nelson Peltz, to join Fair Food Program...Even as the chants for farmworker justice echoed off the bougainvillea-covered walls of Worth Ave in Palm Beach a few short >> Read More