Author: Coalition of Immokalee Workers

CIW’s Lupe Gonzalo:  “The bodies of farmworkers are not so different from the Earth, which has endured years of contamination…”

CIW’s Lupe Gonzalo: “The bodies of farmworkers are not so different from the Earth, which has endured years of contamination…”

[caption id="attachment_34157" align="aligncenter" width="794"] A popular education drawing used by CIW staff when doing worker-to-worker education in the fields as a part of the Fair Now the inevitable symptoms of the damage are coming to light...[/caption] Gonzalo: "... For years, those with greater economic and political power have taken on a great debt from Nature. The moment has arrived to >> Read More
Shocker: Wendy’s Board recommends shareholders vote FOR social responsibility transparency resolution!…

Shocker: Wendy’s Board recommends shareholders vote FOR social responsibility transparency resolution!…

[caption id="attachment_33997" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Fair Food activists protest outside a Wendy's during last month's national Week of Action in the Wendy's Boycott.[/caption] Is hamburger giant's move a genuine step toward real social responsibility, or just a ploy to relieve growing investor, consumer pressure to join the "gold standard" for human rights protections today, Fair Food Program? Shareholders who filed the >> Read More
New report out of Yale, Stanford, and University of Sheffield (UK) recommends corporations adopt “binding worker-driven social responsibility agreements” to fight forced labor in supply chains!

New report out of Yale, Stanford, and University of Sheffield (UK) recommends corporations adopt “binding worker-driven social responsibility agreements” to fight forced labor in supply chains!

[caption id="attachment_30876" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Farmworkers and Fair Food allies march on the offices of Trian Partners, Wendy's largest shareholder and home office of Wendy's Board Chair Nelson Peltz, in downtown Manhattan in 2019.[/caption] Yet another independent academic study confirms what workers already know: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has failed, Worker-driven Social Responsibility (WSR) must be part of the answer. Sweeping report by three >> Read More
BIG NEWS: Actor, Comedian and Fair Food champion Amy Schumer joins May 1st Concert line up!

BIG NEWS: Actor, Comedian and Fair Food champion Amy Schumer joins May 1st Concert line up!

[caption id="attachment_30891" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Amy Schumer (center, red scarf) joins farmworkers and their families for a group photo during the 2019 Boycott Wendy's March in New York City.[/caption] PLUS: Zapoteca hip hop star Mare Advertencia Lirika and Los Altepee also join all-star line-up for May Day Concert! Just in case you were not yet sure how to spend May Day >> Read More
Fair Food Program expands to hundreds more farmworkers in the Volunteer State!

Fair Food Program expands to hundreds more farmworkers in the Volunteer State!

Newest Fair Food Program participating grower, Smoky Mountain Family Farms, expands operations in Tennessee, expanding the groundbreaking protections of the Fair Food Program to hundreds of new workers in the process... PLUS: CIW holds inaugural education session with Bloomia workers in Virginia!    Bloomia Health and Safety Manager, Soraya Buckner, introducing the FFP Education Team: "This is a special group >> Read More
Investors rise up: Responsible investors “representing $1 trillion dollars in assets under management urge Wendy’s to join the Fair Food Program”!

Investors rise up: Responsible investors “representing $1 trillion dollars in assets under management urge Wendy’s to join the Fair Food Program”!

[caption id="attachment_34028" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Members of New York Fair Food gathered during last week's national Wendy's Boycott protests outside the Manhattan offices of hedge fund giant Trian Partners, Wendy’s largest institutional shareholder, to demand that Wendys honor its claims of social responsibility and join its fast-food competitors in embracing the Fair Food Program.[/caption] Over 100 responsible investors sign letter to Wendy's >> Read More
“Wendy’s ignores essential farmworkers” Week of Action reverberates throughout the Fair Food Nation!

“Wendy’s ignores essential farmworkers” Week of Action reverberates throughout the Fair Food Nation!

Fair Food allies in over two dozen cities — from San Francisco, California to Essex, Vermont — bring the fight for farmworker justice directly to Wendy's restaurants and top business partners!    What a whirlwind week for the Fair Food movement!  As thousands of farmworkers received their COVID-19 vaccine last week in Immokalee — after months of advocacy for an equitable >> Read More
This is what vaccine equity looks like!…

This is what vaccine equity looks like!…

[caption id="attachment_34011" align="aligncenter" width="800"] A labor bus drops off dozens of workers directly from the fields at a vaccination clinic in Immokalee as part of a massive vaccination campaign in the Immokalee farmworker community last week.  The Johnson & Johnson vaccines were provided by the FL Department of Emergency Management, with extensive coordination, education, interpretation, and local outreach by the >> Read More
TODAY: Call Wendy’s CEO Todd Penegor and demand Wendy’s join the Fair Food Program!

TODAY: Call Wendy’s CEO Todd Penegor and demand Wendy’s join the Fair Food Program!

[caption id="attachment_33992" align="aligncenter" width="900"] University of Idaho students march through campus to their local Wendy's restaurant on April 1, 2021.[/caption] Make your voice heard by calling Wendy's corporate headquarters at 614-764-3100 to demand respect for farmworkers' health and safety! The "Demanding Dignity for Farmworkers" Week of Action is underway and off to a great start, with action reports from across >> Read More
MAY DAY CONCERT ANNOUNCED: Tom Morello, Olmeca and more to join call to Boycott Wendy’s!

MAY DAY CONCERT ANNOUNCED: Tom Morello, Olmeca and more to join call to Boycott Wendy’s!

[caption id="attachment_30871" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Young Fair Food leaders lead chants and songs during a Wendy's Boycott action in New York City (2019).[/caption] "Demanding Dignity for Farmworkers" Week of Action kicks off today with many opportunities to take action – both in-person and online! – in the Wendy's Boycott!...  PLUS: SAVE THE DATE for an inspiring virtual May Day Concert to >> Read More