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CIW’s Lupe Gonzalo on Nelson Peltz refusal to meet following massive march in NYC: “This was not as simple as refusing a group of people…”

CIW’s Lupe Gonzalo on Nelson Peltz refusal to meet following massive march in NYC: “This was not as simple as refusing a group of people…”

“... It was an acceptance of the violence and sexual harassment that continues to happen in the fields.” PHOTO REPORT: 250+ march to the New York offices of Wendy’s Board Chair Nelson Peltz to demand an end to sexual violence against women farmworkers! During Manhattan’s packed rush hour on Monday evening, well over two hundred consumer allies from around New >> Read More
CIW’s Lupe Gonzalo: “Only together were we able to break our silence…”

CIW’s Lupe Gonzalo: “Only together were we able to break our silence…”

[caption id="attachment_26975" align="aligncenter" width="600"] From right to left, CIW's Lupe Gonzalo, the Alliance for Fair Food's Natali Rodriguez, U.S. Soccer star Abby Wambach, writer Luvvie Ajayi, author Glennon Doyle, WME Entertainment's Jennifer Rudolph Walsh, and author Latham Thomas end on a triumphant note at the Minneapolis stop of the Together Live Tour.[/caption] The Together Live Tour -- the nationwide event >> Read More
“A powerful voice for dignified wages and working conditions in the fields of Florida…”

“A powerful voice for dignified wages and working conditions in the fields of Florida…”

CIW staff Lupe Gonzalo honored as mother, community leader! Mother's Day is typically celebrated with flowers, cards, and calls home to mom. But the folks at the National Council of Churches's Poverty Initiative have their own way of celebrating mothers, with a special focus on "lifting up, celebrating, and praying for mothers who are fighting poverty and alleviating suffering in their communities." Much >> Read More
“This message is for all of the university administrations: We are tired of excuses!  We want justice!”

“This message is for all of the university administrations: We are tired of excuses! We want justice!”

Colorful, joyous March for Farmworker Justice overtakes the streets of Carrboro, Chapel Hill! On Tuesday afternoon, nearly 250 people gathered across from the much-beloved Weaver St. Market in Carrboro, North Carolina, for the March for Farmworker Justice to the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, demanding that UNC Interim Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz cut the university's contract with Wendy's.  As >> Read More
PHOTO REPORT, PART 2: “Boot the Braids” campaign ramps up pressure against university leaders’ dishonorable stance on Wendy’s human rights record…

PHOTO REPORT, PART 2: “Boot the Braids” campaign ramps up pressure against university leaders’ dishonorable stance on Wendy’s human rights record…

[caption id="attachment_29221" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Over 60 UNC-Chapel Hill students, professors and Triangle-area community leaders hold a protest in support of the “Boot the Braids” campaign to remove Wendy’s from campus until the company joins the award-winning Fair Food Program. Oct. 25, 2018.[/caption] Ohio State, UNC - Chapel Hill, University of Michigan, University of Florida students fight to remove Wendy’s from >> Read More
“The Future of Work” Round Table spotlights Fair Food Program, Worker-driven Social Responsibility model!

“The Future of Work” Round Table spotlights Fair Food Program, Worker-driven Social Responsibility model!

Labor rights experts weigh in on worker exploitation in global supply chains and the Worker-driven Social Responsibility (WSR) model as a proven solution: "It’s about shifting power, resources, and control... in ways that legally obligate companies to prioritize the needs and rights of workers.  Currently WSR is the only way in global supply chains to do that." "The implications... are massive... >> Read More
Women’s rights legend Gloria Steinem calls out Wendy’s for failing to support farmworker women!

Women’s rights legend Gloria Steinem calls out Wendy’s for failing to support farmworker women!

[caption id="attachment_28850" align="aligncenter" width="676"] Farmworker women lead the "How Much Longer, Wendy's?" March through Manhattan in July 2018[/caption] Wendy’s Boycott momentum rolls on through the summer with shoutout from Gloria Steinem, media coverage from La Jornada! The CIW's “How Much Longer, Wendy’s?” March, which took place earlier this month in Manhattan, continues to make waves for Wendy’s, keeping the spotlight >> Read More
Hundreds march through heart of Manhattan for “How Much Longer, Wendy’s?” action, demanding a commitment to Fair Food Program!

Hundreds march through heart of Manhattan for “How Much Longer, Wendy’s?” action, demanding a commitment to Fair Food Program!

CIW's Lupe Gonzalo:  "We won't let Wendy's executives hide behind these glass walls, and we won't let them hide abuses behind the walls of greenhouses... So we're going to march, with our heads held high, with pride... and we will keep doing so until Nelson Peltz and Wendy's hear our voices as workers, respect consumers, and stop inventing programs that >> Read More
2018 Student/Farmworker Alliance Encuentro in Immokalee set for Sept. 20-23!

2018 Student/Farmworker Alliance Encuentro in Immokalee set for Sept. 20-23!

Students, youth set to gather in massive strategy session for the Wendy's Boycott, Boot the Braids Campaign... The Campaign for Fair Food has hit its mid-summer stride, building off the breaking news from the Wendy's shareholder meeting that the fast-food giant would bow to consumer pressure and pull its purchases from Mexico, turning instead to the U.S. and Canadian greenhouse >> Read More
BBC World Service highlights Fair Food Program in global fight to combat sexual violence in agriculture!

BBC World Service highlights Fair Food Program in global fight to combat sexual violence in agriculture!

Lupe Gonzalo on BBC World Service's Food Chain: Through the Fair Food Program, "everyone knows that workers have the right to report abuse, and no one is allowed to retaliate against them for it." As the #MeToo movement continues to shine a light on the problem of sexual harassment and assault in worksites from Hollywood to the Silicon Valley, journalists >> Read More