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Must-see new video on Worker-driven Social Responsibility gives hope for real human rights protections in dark times…

Must-see new video on Worker-driven Social Responsibility gives hope for real human rights protections in dark times…

 Video: Worker-driven Social Responsibility – Beyond the Headlines... "Real progress is seldom easy. But Worker-driven Social Responsibility offers a blueprint, at last, to ensure dignified conditions for the half a billion people working in factories, farms, and other workplaces across the world who touch our lives every single day." From the Worker-driven Social Responsibility Network, who produced the remarkable >> Read More
CIW, Fair Food Program in the news….

CIW, Fair Food Program in the news….

[caption id="attachment_30902" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Farmworkers from Immokalee and their consumer allies rally outside Trian's offices during last November's What Are You Hiding, Wendy's? march.[/caption] It's time again for a media round-up!... When stories on the CIW or the Fair Food Program slip through the cracks in the seemingly infinite reaches of the internet, this site will always be there to >> Read More
ESG… or BSG?  The growing gap between Wendy’s promises of social responsibility and reality…

ESG… or BSG? The growing gap between Wendy’s promises of social responsibility and reality…

[caption id="attachment_29970" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Faith leaders and students march with farmworkers at the University of Florida in Gainesville during last year's "4 for Fair Food March" calling on the university to cut its contract with Wendy's unless the burger giant joins the Fair Food Program.[/caption] Two recent articles on Trian Partners and Wendy's -- set against the backdrop of Wendy's >> Read More
CIW’s Greg Asbed named 2017 MacArthur Fellow!

CIW’s Greg Asbed named 2017 MacArthur Fellow!

Prestigious award calls Worker-driven Social Responsibility "visionary strategy... with potential to transform workplace environments across the global supply chain." The CIW's Fair Food Program, and the broader Worker-driven Social Responsibility paradigm of which the FFP was the pioneering model, received perhaps their most significant recognition to date when the MacArthur Foundation announced this year's list of recipients of the acclaimed MacArthur >> Read More

UN expert: FFP “must be considered an international benchmark” in fight against modern-day slavery!

United Nations Human Trafficking expert lifts up CIW's Fair Food Program following fact-finding tour of US anti-slavery efforts... Nothing like starting off the new year on a positive note! In her official End of Visit Statement issued late last month, the United Nations' Special Rapporteur in Trafficking in Persons, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, made special mention of the CIW's Fair Food Program for its >> Read More

CIW receives Presidential Medal for Extraordinary Efforts in Combatting Modern-Day Slavery at White House Forum!

Sec. Kerry: "This is an extraordinary accomplishment, and reminds all of us not just of the work that we have to do, but that dedicated individuals, like those here with us today from the Coalition, can strike out against injustice, break down barriers, and make a world of difference." Yesterday was a landmark day in the history of CIW's fight for farm labor >> Read More
President Bill Clinton, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton honor CIW with Global Citizen Award!

President Bill Clinton, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton honor CIW with Global Citizen Award!

President Bill Clinton calls CIW’s Fair Food Program “the most astonishing thing politically happening in the world we're living in today” On Sunday, September 21, 2014, President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton honored the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) for “defending the human rights of farmworkers across the United States”. The Global Citizen Award was presented to >> Read More
A good couple of days for Fair Food…

A good couple of days for Fair Food…

"Hope that a better world, a more humane world, was in fact possible..." Four Freedoms Medal ceremony, massive Wendy's protest, highlight week full of momentum in movement for Fair Food! “Somewhere we have heard that the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice… Today, for the first time in the history of the south, this >> Read More