Author: CIW

“The world has lost a giant, one who happily forsook Goliath for a life well-spent in David’s army.”

“The world has lost a giant, one who happily forsook Goliath for a life well-spent in David’s army.”

[caption id="attachment_33000" align="aligncenter" width="800"] General Counsel for the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, Steve Hitov, speaks on a panel during a private screening of "Food Chains" in the Capitol Visitors Center on September 30, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images for "Food Chains")[/caption] Steve Hitov, Pioneering Human Rights Strategist and General Counsel, Coalition of Immokalee Workers, dies at >> Read More
A quote by the late Congressman John Lewis resurfaces, and not a moment too soon…

A quote by the late Congressman John Lewis resurfaces, and not a moment too soon…

[caption id="attachment_32835" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Rep. John Lewis (center, left), the late congressman and civil rights activist, with Rep. Barbara Lee (center, right) in Selma, Alabama.[/caption] Civil Rights hero cites CIW in introduction to his final book on his life in the fight for social justice... Congressman John Lewis: “Freedom is the continuous action we all must take, and each generation >> Read More
Harvard Law School Human Rights Program hosts CIW for webinar on business and human rights!

Harvard Law School Human Rights Program hosts CIW for webinar on business and human rights!

Check out highlights from a remarkable conversation on the groundbreaking, 10-year study detailing the failure of the dominant Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) model and lifting up the Fair Food Program as the way forward for protecting human rights in corporate supply chains...  Last week, we reported on the release of an unprecedented new study that is shaking up the world >> Read More
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
New study confirms: All social responsibility programs NOT created equal!

New study confirms: All social responsibility programs NOT created equal!

[caption id="attachment_25182" align="aligncenter" width="800"] An auditor (right) from the Fair Food Standards Council, the third-party monitoring body tasked with ensuring the enforcement of the CIW’s Fair Food Program, is shown interviewing workers on a tomato farm in Florida.  A new, 10-year study by the NGO MSI Integrity released last week, titled "Not Fit for Purpose," found significant shortcomings with the >> Read More
At “the epicenter of the epicenter”…

At “the epicenter of the epicenter”…

CIW’s Gerardo Reyes on MSNBC “Into America” podcast: “The people that place the food on the table of every family deserve better.” Month of June sees national media attention turn to the disaster unfolding in CIW’s backyard, as COVID-19 cases skyrocket in Immokalee, rest of Florida... For people living in Immokalee, the month of June was like no other in living >> Read More
Governor DeSantis on farmworkers: “You don’t want those folks mixing with the general public”…

Governor DeSantis on farmworkers: “You don’t want those folks mixing with the general public”…

Faced with skyrocketing infection rates and questions regarding his decision to re-open the state despite alarming data trends, Florida Governor DeSantis chooses division over compassion, scapegoating over science... Governor blames “overwhelmingly Hispanic” farmworkers, and crowded living and working conditions beyond their control, for sharp rise in new COVID-19 cases, rather than ask if his own actions — and inaction — >> Read More
“Daddy changed the world”…

“Daddy changed the world”…

CIW: "Like Derek Chauvin and so many other officers like him, the coronavirus requires a favorable environment to kill its victims.  And in both cases it is the very same environment that facilitates the killing— one defined by structural inequalities created and protected by institutional racism." “I can't breathe please sir please please  please I can't breathe" Those were the >> Read More
As Wendy’s greenhouse defense crumbles, allies look to hold company accountable at today’s annual shareholder meeting…

As Wendy’s greenhouse defense crumbles, allies look to hold company accountable at today’s annual shareholder meeting…

  America’s 2.5 million farmworkers are among the groups most at risk of contracting the coronavirus. @RKahnTroster of @truahrabbis #AsksTheCEO of @Wendys - Did it purchase tomatoes from Green Empire Farm - location of a major Covid-19 outbreak? https://t.co/aSTcNbQ2Zc @ciw — ICCR (@ICCRonline) May 22, 2020 Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster to Wendy's: "Given the life-or-death stakes of unsafe working conditions under >> Read More