Author: Coalition of Immokalee Workers

“Vote No” Shareholder Campaign Continues to Light Up Top Financial Press; Major Shareholder Vote This Week!

“Vote No” Shareholder Campaign Continues to Light Up Top Financial Press; Major Shareholder Vote This Week!

  [embed]https://youtu.be/esKkGjPZXgs[/embed]   Shareholder-led campaign to "VOTE NO ON PELTZ" touches down in major financial outlets Bloomberg, Financial Times ahead of Wednesday’s big shareholder vote As we head into the homestretch ahead of the major Wendy’s shareholder vote this week, the story of Wendy’s failure to listen to its shareholders about farmworkers' human rights is becoming the talk of the >> Read More
BIG DEVELOPMENT! New York City Retirement Systems cast vote AGAINST Wendy’s Board Chair Nelson Peltz; PLUS, rally and street theater today in NYC!

BIG DEVELOPMENT! New York City Retirement Systems cast vote AGAINST Wendy’s Board Chair Nelson Peltz; PLUS, rally and street theater today in NYC!

  BIG DEVELOPMENT! New York City Retirement Systems cast vote AGAINST Wendy’s Board Chair Nelson Peltz; Leading proxy voting advisory service Glass Lewis recommends all Wendy’s shareholders do the same TODAY farmworkers will be joined by NYC elected officials and shareholder advocates at a rally to hold Wendy’s board accountable for its failure to join the award-winning Fair Food Program and >> Read More
VICTORY! After years-long student campaign, Wendy’s will no longer have a home at Florida Atlantic University…

VICTORY! After years-long student campaign, Wendy’s will no longer have a home at Florida Atlantic University…

Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Student/Farmworker Alliance: “About a week after the action in Palm Beach, a few SFA members at FAU confirmed with a Chartwells representative, our food service provider, that Wendy’s will not return to the Boca Raton campus. The news caused major excitement, especially because generations of students have organized to make this a reality.” We’ve had quite >> Read More
The Guardian: “Why Wendy’s is the source of unrest among US farm workers”…

The Guardian: “Why Wendy’s is the source of unrest among US farm workers”…

Excellent new article in The Guardian highlights Wendy's abject failure to commit to the Fair Food Program even "as several cases of what has been called modern day slavery on farms show the need for corporations to end these abuses"...  Cruz Salucio, CIW: “Farmworkers across the country and outside of the Fair Food Program continue to be vulnerable to many >> Read More
The fight for boardroom accountability at Wendy’s hits the financial press…

The fight for boardroom accountability at Wendy’s hits the financial press…

[caption id="attachment_35438" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Over 800 people gathered in Palm Beach on April 2, 2022 to call on Wendy's to join the Fair Food Program and on major shareholders Wells Fargo and JP Morgan to hold Wendy's Board accountable for failing to listen to shareholders' human rights concerns in the company's supply chain.[/caption] Majority Action, Investor Advocates for Social Justice >> Read More
When leaders stop listening to those who elected them, it’s time to change leaders…

When leaders stop listening to those who elected them, it’s time to change leaders…

[caption id="attachment_35384" align="aligncenter" width="900"] In the lead up to the huge March to End Modern-Day Slavery in Palm Beach earlier this month, farmworkers from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers staged a short theater dramatizing Wendy's failure to join the Fair Food Program and meet the gold standard for social responsibility in the food industry today. In the photo above, an >> Read More
Media-round up #2! March to End Modern Slavery makes headlines across the country…

Media-round up #2! March to End Modern Slavery makes headlines across the country…

Rev. Sekinah Hamlin, UCC: "We also know that before U.S. Customs and Border Protection put a hold on tomatoes from some Mexican farms, Mastronardi, a supplier for Wendy’s, purchased and imported some of the ill-gotten tomatoes. Yet, Wendy’s will not give any definitive statement that these tomatoes did not make it to their stores. The Fair Food Program would put >> Read More
VIDEO AND PHOTO REPORT: March to End Slavery in the Fields!

VIDEO AND PHOTO REPORT: March to End Slavery in the Fields!

[caption id="attachment_35295" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Marchers carry one of countless colorful banners through the streets of Palm Beach on Saturday, taking their urgent call for long-overdue justice for farmworkers on non-Fair Food Program farms directly to the residents of one of the country's wealthiest communities, and the hometown of Wendy's Board Chair Nelson Peltz.[/caption] Tomas Terraza, farmworker, Homestead (Palm Beach Post): "It's >> Read More
800+ marchers take to the streets of Palm Beach calling on Wendy’s to join the Fair Food Program!

800+ marchers take to the streets of Palm Beach calling on Wendy’s to join the Fair Food Program!

Fast Company:  "If you get a burger from McDonald’s, a sandwich from Subway, or a taco from Taco Bell, you can be assured that the tomatoes on top were picked without forced labor or human rights violations; all have partnered with the Fair Food Program. But one notable fast-food chain has not: Wendy’s..." Like a levee finally giving way to >> Read More