Author: Coalition of Immokalee Workers

SAVE THE DATE! 2021 Boycott Wendy’s Tour: “Essential Rights for Essential Workers”

SAVE THE DATE! 2021 Boycott Wendy’s Tour: “Essential Rights for Essential Workers”

Farmworker leaders hit the road for San Francisco, Columbus and New York City this fall for a series of educational events and actions in the Wendy’s Boycott in the "Essential Rights for Essential Farmworkers" Tour! As the Fair Food Program continues to grow and change the lives of more and more farmworkers in new states and new crops, including tomatoes in >> Read More
A (Great) Smoky Mountain Welcome

A (Great) Smoky Mountain Welcome

Sunripe Certified Brands and hundreds of workers at Smoky Mountain Family Farms welcome the CIW Education Team to Tennessee! Sunripe CEO, Jon Esformes: "[CIW] is our partner in making sure that we’re meeting and exceeding the highest standards of compliance, not just with the law, but with our moral and ethical responsibility as human beings." Tennessee farmworker: "Thank you for >> Read More
“New York City Should Send a Message to Wendy’s, Which Refuses to Protect Its Farmworkers”

“New York City Should Send a Message to Wendy’s, Which Refuses to Protect Its Farmworkers”

Former Manhattan Borough President and stalwart CIW ally Ruth Messinger pens powerful op/ed for the Gotham Gazette: “It’s time for the New York City Council to pass a resolution introduced over a year ago calling on Wendy's to join the [Fair Food] program as a necessary support for farmworkers' lives.” As the calls for legally-binding and verifiable enforcement against sexual violence >> Read More
MUST-READ: Rolling Stone Magazine publishes feature on fatal police shooting of Immokalee farmworker Nicolas Morales

MUST-READ: Rolling Stone Magazine publishes feature on fatal police shooting of Immokalee farmworker Nicolas Morales

[caption id="attachment_34433" align="aligncenter" width="785"] Nicolas Morales' brother, Francisco (center), holds up a portrait of Nicolas at a community vigil in February 2021. Nicolas Morales, a farmworker and single father, was shot and killed by a Collier County Sheriff's Office deputy in September 2020.[/caption] Rolling Stone Magazine: "[Nicolas'] shooting seemed to sit at the nexus of problems with policing that cities >> Read More
A better world is possible…  Let’s keep building it together!

A better world is possible… Let’s keep building it together!

Anita Hill, Chair of the Hollywood Commission, on adapting the Fair Food Program to the U.S. entertainment industry: “There are myriad lessons for Hollywood to glean from the approach, execution and success of CIW and the Fair Food Program in eradicating sexual harassment from an industry devoid of accountability and rife with abuse…” Today is the last day of our >> Read More
Creativity, Resilience, and YOU!

Creativity, Resilience, and YOU!

[caption id="attachment_30887" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Immokalee youth, the children of farmworkers, join hundreds of consumers at a Wendy's demonstration in New York City (2019).[/caption] 115 new monthly donors have signed up during our Summer Sustainer Drive!  48 hours left: If you become a Fair Food Sustainer in these final two days, the impact of your donation will be doubled by a >> Read More
“COVID is not over yet. We are still fighting to safeguard farmworkers’ health and offer them more protections”…

“COVID is not over yet. We are still fighting to safeguard farmworkers’ health and offer them more protections”…

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmXDT5M_a-s[/embed] The past year has been among the most trying in living memory.  The devastating impact of COVID-19 crashes in waves as the countries around the world continue to face surging death tolls and a painfully insufficient supply of life-saving vaccines. Predictably, the brunt of that impact has been borne disproportionately by communities already living at the edge of survival before >> Read More