Author: Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Let’s make 2021 the year of Worker-driven Social Responsibility!

Let’s make 2021 the year of Worker-driven Social Responsibility!

As 2020 creeps to a close, reflections on one of the most brutal years in living memory are rolling in.  The "2020 Year in Review" headlines paint an unmitigatedly grim picture: "With 300,000 COVID-19 deaths and counting, U.S. faces unfathomable loss" "George Floyd, From ‘I Want to Touch the World’ to ‘I Can’t Breathe’" "The record-shattering 2020 hurricane season, explained" >> Read More
FL Gov: Vaccinating essential workers? “That’s not the direction we want to go…”

FL Gov: Vaccinating essential workers? “That’s not the direction we want to go…”

With just one day left in our record-breaking end-of-year fundraising campaign, a generous donor has agreed to match the next $5,000 in donations! Make a contribution today to double the impact and help us fight to protect Florida’s essential farmworker communities. Click here to donate. Over the past several months, we have shared dispatches from the front in the Immokalee >> Read More
“Many in our community have lost their lives to COVID-19… but so much remains to be done.  It is not time to surrender, it is time to forge ahead.”

“Many in our community have lost their lives to COVID-19… but so much remains to be done. It is not time to surrender, it is time to forge ahead.”

Fair Food Nation, you have smashed records: 1,245 donors have come together to raise $112,168 to date, demonstrating the power of grassroots fundraising – but we can't stop there. With only days to go of the CIW's end-of-year fundraising drive, help us get to $120,000 by Dec. 31st! This past spring, the COVID-19 pandemic swept through Immokalee like a tidal >> Read More
“As an investigator, I have seen firsthand that this program works, that it changes people’s lives…”

“As an investigator, I have seen firsthand that this program works, that it changes people’s lives…”

[caption id="attachment_33413" align="aligncenter" width="798"] Fair Food Standards Council staff responding to the FFP's 24/7 trilingual complaint line.[/caption] As the magnitude of the COVID-19 pandemic became clear back in March, the Fair Food Standards Council (FFSC), the independent monitoring body that has meticulously overseen the implementation of the Fair Food Program for more than a decade, braced for impact. The pandemic >> Read More
“It’s for my children that I must work, so they can eat – how else am I going to take care of them?”

“It’s for my children that I must work, so they can eat – how else am I going to take care of them?”

From the earliest days of the pandemic, the CIW was among the first voices to sound the alarm about the overcrowded housing and dangerous working conditions that the vast majority of the country's 2.5 million farmworkers have faced for generations, and that represented the perfect “superconductor” for the deadly COVID-19 virus.  Their circumstances presented a chilling paradox: Though their labor >> Read More
Health is a human right for essential workers, now more than ever!

Health is a human right for essential workers, now more than ever!

For International Human Rights Day, help us protect the fundamental rights of essential workers by supporting the Fair Food Program! On this day, seventy-two years ago, with the scars of war and genocide still painfully raw in their minds, representatives of fifty-eight countries from around the globe gathered in Paris at the United Nations General Assembly to formally adopt the >> Read More
This #GivingTuesday, protect the human rights of essential workers!

This #GivingTuesday, protect the human rights of essential workers!

YOU can help fund and expand the Fair Food Program's unprecedented COVID-19 protections for the women and men putting food on America's tables by donating on Giving Tuesday!  Click here to contribute. By almost any measure, 2020 has been a year without equal in modern history.  The COVID-19 pandemic has taken nearly 1,400,000 souls across the globe, with still several >> Read More
TUESDAY CALL-IN DAY: Demand transparency from Collier County Sheriff’s Office!

TUESDAY CALL-IN DAY: Demand transparency from Collier County Sheriff’s Office!

TOMORROW: “We are fighting for the truth”... Support the family of Nicolas Morales, farmworker shot and killed by Collier County Sheriff’s Deputy by calling Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk at 239-252-0555 As readers of this site know, Nicolas Morales, a single father and longtime farmworker in Immokalee was shot and killed in the early hours of September 17th by a >> Read More