Author: Coalition of Immokalee Workers

A Community Speaks with One Voice: Vigil for Justice for Nicolas Morales Today!

A Community Speaks with One Voice: Vigil for Justice for Nicolas Morales Today!

[caption id="attachment_34654" align="aligncenter" width="900"] A banner petition, signed by hundreds of Immokalee community members, declares "An injury to one is an injury to all," demanding accountability for the wrongful death of single father and Immokalee farmworker Nicolas Morales.  The banner will be delivered to the Collier County Sheriff's Office following a peaceful vigil today in Naples.[/caption] CIW's Lupe Gonzalo in >> Read More
Bring the Fair Food Program to Your Neighborhood!

Bring the Fair Food Program to Your Neighborhood!

[caption id="attachment_28860" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Nearly two thousand New Yorkers join farmworkers from Immokalee for a massive march through Manhattan as part of the Wendy's Boycott in 2019.[/caption] SURVEY: Tell us about your local food co-op or independent grocer and if they might help support the award-winning Fair Food Program! Remember life, and the Fair Food movement, before the pandemic?...   >> Read More
Naples Daily News Highlights New FFP Heat Stress Standards in interview with CIW’s Cruz Salucio

Naples Daily News Highlights New FFP Heat Stress Standards in interview with CIW’s Cruz Salucio

Salucio: “The harsh reality is temperatures are rising and workers feel that and know it is happening” Naples Daily News article underscores the urgent need for enforceable, mandatory protections like those now made real by the Fair Food Program  Local article published on same day over 200 leading scientific and medical journals worldwide released unprecedented joint editorial calling rising temperatures >> Read More
RELEASED: 2021 Fair Food Program Report

RELEASED: 2021 Fair Food Program Report

Today we are thrilled to preview the 2021 Fair Food Program “State of the Program Report!" QUICK LINK: 2021 Fair Food Program Report Ten years in, one of many factors that continue to elevate the Fair Food Program over less rigorous “social auditing” and PR-driven corporate social responsibility schemes is the Program’s level of data collection, analysis, and transparency of >> Read More
“Waiting for El Colibrí”… Proceeds from new children’s book inspired by trip to Immokalee to benefit Fair Food movement!

“Waiting for El Colibrí”… Proceeds from new children’s book inspired by trip to Immokalee to benefit Fair Food movement!

Author and Ally Dr. Kerry Olitzky will donate proceeds from his new children's book,Waiting for El Colibrí, available in both English and Spanish! For more than 30 years, the CIW has been fortunate to count a wide variety of exceptionally talented writers, photographers, filmmakers, and artists among our ever-growing cadre of allies.  Their participation has contributed immeasurably to the extraordinary tradition of >> Read More
VIDEO: The Power of Prevention

VIDEO: The Power of Prevention

Today we're excited to share a compelling new snapshot of the Fair Food Program. This short video explains how the CIW’s worker-led social responsibility model, together with the strong partnerships at the heart of the FFP, helped create and sustain unparalleled resilience for farmworkers and growers alike in the face of the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. Since the founding of the >> Read More
“Hidden in Plain Sight: The Fair Food Programme as best practice for addressing forced labour”

“Hidden in Plain Sight: The Fair Food Programme as best practice for addressing forced labour”

  Researchers: "[Worker-driven Social Responsibility]... is already proving to be an adaptable and resilient model for addressing forced labour in supply chains." "It is time to apply the lessons of a model that has been 'right under our noses.'"     In an article for United Nations University publication "Delta 8.7" (the name is a reference to Target 8.7 of  the >> Read More
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 >> 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