Author: CIW

BREAKING: Park Slope Food Coop in NYC joins forces with CIW to support, expand award-winning Fair Food Program!

BREAKING: Park Slope Food Coop in NYC joins forces with CIW to support, expand award-winning Fair Food Program!

[caption id="attachment_30813" align="aligncenter" width="800"] In a first-of-its-kind agreement, the CIW and New York City's fabled Park Slope Food Coop – one of the country's largest, longest-running consumer cooperatives – are launching a new partnership in support of the CIW's groundbreaking Fair Food Program that will blaze a path for consumer coops and local food retailers across the country to promote >> Read More
Fair Food Standards Council issues Season 7 Annual Report!

Fair Food Standards Council issues Season 7 Annual Report!

[caption id="attachment_30750" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Featured in the newly-released 2018 Fair Food Program Annual Report, the above graph shows the rate of overall compliance within the Fair Food Program. The graph tracks the hard-won progress of an industry moving from a world with virtually no protections for farmworkers' human rights to one in which human rights are the new normal.[/caption] Report >> Read More
BREAKING! Vermont farmworkers call on supermarket giant Hannaford to join groundbreaking Milk with Dignity Program!

BREAKING! Vermont farmworkers call on supermarket giant Hannaford to join groundbreaking Milk with Dignity Program!

[caption id="attachment_30704" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Over 150 farmworkers and their allies march in the streets of Burlington, VT, last Thursday, October 3rd, calling on supermarket giant Hannaford to join the groundbreaking Milk with Dignity Program.[/caption] Vermont dairy workers with Migrant Justice celebrate second anniversary of launch of Milk with Dignity Program with march calling on Hannaford to join and "aid in >> Read More
OP/ED: “An astonishing journey from Lesotho to Immokalee and back”…

OP/ED: “An astonishing journey from Lesotho to Immokalee and back”…

[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 of last year to study the Worker-driven Social Responsibility (WSR) model and the CIW’s Fair Food Program. >> Read More
MUST-SEE new video celebrates two years of Milk with Dignity!

MUST-SEE new video celebrates two years of Milk with Dignity!

New video celebrates two years of groundbreaking change for workers in Vermont dairy industry, as Migrant Justice looks ahead to its next big campaign... Two years ago, a landmark agreement between Migrant Justice, a human rights organization based in Vermont's farmworker community, and Ben & Jerry's, the iconic ice cream brand, was announced on the front page of the New >> Read More
CIW families join over 4 million in global Climate March!…

CIW families join over 4 million in global Climate March!…

[caption id="attachment_30661" align="aligncenter" width="800"] A delegation of farmworkers and their families from Immokalee assemble in Naples, Florida, for a group photo following the local Climate March last Friday evening. Events continue this week across the globe calling for immediate and meaningful action to combat the climate emergency as representatives gather at the United Nations in New York City for the >> Read More
REPORT: “Fig Leaf for Fashion: How social auditing protects brands and fails workers”

REPORT: “Fig Leaf for Fashion: How social auditing protects brands and fails workers”

Auditor: “We go as far as brands want us to go” New report exposes multi-billion social auditing industry operating as corporate social responsibility (CSR) tool to protect brand reputation and profits while aggravating risks to garment workers This week, we bring you news from the international front in the battle to protect workers' human rights in global supply chains.  A >> Read More
BREAKING: WSR marches on!  Groundbreaking human rights model puts down roots on a third continent with garment workers’ victory in Lesotho…

BREAKING: WSR marches on! Groundbreaking human rights model puts down roots on a third continent with garment workers’ victory in Lesotho…

[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 of last year to study the Worker-driven Social Responsibility (WSR) model and the CIW's Fair Food Program. >> Read More
“Deeply inspiring and profoundly important”: Sweeping new history of US labor debuts to stellar reviews…

“Deeply inspiring and profoundly important”: Sweeping new history of US labor debuts to stellar reviews…

[caption id="attachment_30569" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Cover photo for "Beaten Down, Worked Up" by Scott Heins, Getty Images[/caption] "Beaten Down, Worked Up," by former New York Times labor correspondent Steven Greenhouse, called a "riveting account of the rise and fall of organized labor," by former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich; Greenhouse devotes entire chapter to the history of the CIW, from the >> Read More
One Saturday, two Americas…

One Saturday, two Americas…

[caption id="attachment_30538" align="aligncenter" width="800"] The joy of a late summer visit by CIW staff and family members to Washington, DC, and the Smithsonian Museum of American History, where the CIW's re-interpretation of the Statue of Liberty (above, rear) resides on permanent display, was shattered this past Saturday by the news of the mass shooting in El Paso, TX, by a >> Read More