Author: Coalition of Immokalee Workers

CIW Op-Ed: “We must recognize the injustice of Nicolas Morales’s death”

CIW Op-Ed: “We must recognize the injustice of Nicolas Morales’s death”

CIW 0p-ed in the Naples Daily News: "We as a community can— and must — recognize the injustice of Nicolas Morales's death and honor his life by implementing the long-overdue reforms necessary to ensure that no son or daughter of Collier County suffers that same incalculable loss [as Nicolas Jr.] ever again." CIW, allies call on Citizens Review Panel to >> Read More
BREAKING: U.S. DOJ busts sprawling modern-day slavery operation in fields of South Georgia

BREAKING: U.S. DOJ busts sprawling modern-day slavery operation in fields of South Georgia

[caption id="attachment_34904" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Officials from the U.S. Justice Department, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. State Department, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol and state and local law enforcement officers speak at a news conference in Waycross, Georgia, yesterday, Monday, November 22, to announce indictments in the case of U.S. v. Patricio et al.[/caption] U.S. Department >> Read More
WEEK OF ACTION, DAY 5: Join the #DaveWouldNever social media campaign!

WEEK OF ACTION, DAY 5: Join the #DaveWouldNever social media campaign!

1-minute Virtual Action #5: Post to social media using #DaveWouldNever to let Wendy's know that the company's late founder and renowned philanthropist Dave Thomas would be appalled at Wendy's disdain for farmworkers' human rights!  It's been quite the week!  Between sending emails, making phone calls, posting tweets and signing petitions, supporters of the Wendy's Boycott have made their voices heard >> Read More
WEEK OF ACTION, DAY 3: Send a tweet to Ohio State’s President demanding OSU listen to its students and boot Wendy’s from campus!

WEEK OF ACTION, DAY 3: Send a tweet to Ohio State’s President demanding OSU listen to its students and boot Wendy’s from campus!

[caption id="attachment_34044" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Students at the Ohio State University protest outside the Wendy’s at the Wexner Medical Center calling for the removal of the fast-food chain from campus as part of a coordinated national Week of Action in April 2021.[/caption] 1-minute Virtual Action #3: Send a tweet to Ohio State's President Kristina Johnson demanding her administration listen to students' >> Read More
WEEK OF ACTION, DAY 2: Call on NYC Council Members to support the Wendy’s Boycott resolution!

WEEK OF ACTION, DAY 2: Call on NYC Council Members to support the Wendy’s Boycott resolution!

[caption id="attachment_30871" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Young Fair Food leaders taking center stage during a Wendy's Boycott action in New York City in 2019.[/caption] 1-minute Virtual Action #2: Make a quick call to New York City Council Members, urging them to sponsor Resolution 1156 in support of the Wendy's Boycott and farmworkers' human rights!  PLUS: If you're in NYC, join New York >> Read More
WEEK OF ACTION, DAY 1: Email DoorDash’s CEO!

WEEK OF ACTION, DAY 1: Email DoorDash’s CEO!

[caption id="attachment_34762" align="aligncenter" width="718"] Students and community members in San Francisco rally last month in front of DoorDash's headquarters calling on DoorDash to stop doing business with Wendy's until the company joins the Fair Food Program.[/caption] 1-minute Virtual Action #1: Send an email NOW to DoorDash's CEO Tony Xu urging him to meet with farmworker leaders of the CIW to >> Read More
It’s Official: Watkins Farm of North Carolina joins the Fair Food Program!

It’s Official: Watkins Farm of North Carolina joins the Fair Food Program!

[caption id="attachment_34791" align="aligncenter" width="886"] CIW's farmworker education team visited Watkins Farm in June 2021 when the NC sweet potato operation joined as a new FFP Participating Grower[/caption] Fair Food Program expansion continues apace with new crop and new state, with the help of North Carolina-based organic produce broker Happy Dirt and longtime FFP Participating Buyer Whole Foods... Farmer Randall Watkins >> Read More
SAVE THE DATE: Boycott Wendy’s Week of Action, November 15-21!

SAVE THE DATE: Boycott Wendy’s Week of Action, November 15-21!

[caption id="attachment_34762" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Students and community members in San Francisco at a rally in front of DoorDash's headquarters on October 15 demand DoorDash stop doing business with Wendy's until the company joins the Fair Food Program.[/caption] Time to get creative: Get ready to participate in a series of five, 1-minute virtual actions in support of the Wendy's Boycott during >> Read More