Author: Coalition of Immokalee Workers

“The Future of Work” Round Table spotlights Fair Food Program, Worker-driven Social Responsibility model!

“The Future of Work” Round Table spotlights Fair Food Program, Worker-driven Social Responsibility model!

Labor rights experts weigh in on worker exploitation in global supply chains and the Worker-driven Social Responsibility (WSR) model as a proven solution: "It’s about shifting power, resources, and control... in ways that legally obligate companies to prioritize the needs and rights of workers.  Currently WSR is the only way in global supply chains to do that." "The implications... are massive... >> Read More
New UN High Commissioner on Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, briefed on Fair Food Program in Geneva!

New UN High Commissioner on Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, briefed on Fair Food Program in Geneva!

[caption id="attachment_29145" align="aligncenter" width="800"] United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet (left), meets with Fair Food Standards Council's Judge Laura Safer Espinoza on the Fair Food Program in Geneva, Switzerland, last week.[/caption] PLUS:  United Nations Business Group on Human Rights highlights Fair Food Program as "best practice" globally in fight to end human rights abuse worldwide... In 1993, >> Read More
Scores of students, youth gather in Immokalee for #2018Encuentro, launch plans for nationwide Wendy’s Boycott actions!

Scores of students, youth gather in Immokalee for #2018Encuentro, launch plans for nationwide Wendy’s Boycott actions!

Students escalate campaigns to boot Wendy’s off college campuses from Michigan to Philadelphia; put finishing touches on upcoming “Pulling Back the Curtain on Wendy’s” National Week of Action, Oct. 22-28… PLUS:  Over 150 farmworkers and allies flood sidewalk on U.S. 41 in Estero, FL, for dazzling Wendy’s Boycott protest… Ushering in the beginning of the fall season, Immokalee hosted over >> Read More
“A #MeToo-era marvel”: Slate Magazine features Fair Food Program in “What Hollywood Can Learn From Farmworkers”…

“A #MeToo-era marvel”: Slate Magazine features Fair Food Program in “What Hollywood Can Learn From Farmworkers”…

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="780"] Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by Erik McGregor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images, Thinkstock.[/caption] Journalist Bernice Yeung in Slate Magazine on the Fair Food Program: "...a #MeToo-era marvel that other industries are rapidly trying to adopt, a novel approach that not only creates real consequences for harassment but also prevents it from happening at all." On the >> Read More
Celebrating Patrick Kaufman: father, teacher, leader in the Fair Food Nation…

Celebrating Patrick Kaufman: father, teacher, leader in the Fair Food Nation…

Patrick Kaufman, left foreground, with his son, Jeremiah, bottom right, are pictured with fellow fasters during the CIW's Return to Human Rights Tour in March of 2017.  They joined 17 other members of the Columbus, Ohio, community and students from the University of Ohio in support of the Wendy's Boycott with a week-long fast.  Patrick passed away a few days >> Read More
Fair Food Nation celebrates Labor Day in the streets of Miami with a dual Wendy’s/Publix protest!

Fair Food Nation celebrates Labor Day in the streets of Miami with a dual Wendy’s/Publix protest!

Vilmarie Cintrón-Olivieri, Co-moderator of the PC(USA) General Assembly on Labor Day: "We are here in solidarity walking alongside of you, boycotting, because we know it’s the right and just thing to do. Count on the Presbyterian Church, because we are here for you..." Keeping with a longstanding tradition, the Fair Food Nation celebrated the invaluable contribution of workers to the >> Read More
The New York Times highlights Model Alliance’s RESPECT Program!

The New York Times highlights Model Alliance’s RESPECT Program!

NYT: Model Alliance's RESPECT Program offers "set of comprehensive industry standards developed by models to govern behaviors, rights, payment and recourse, as well as a detailed list of consequences and processes...” Model Alliance latest to deploy WSR model in fight for rights and dignity in the workplace; RESPECT Program developed in conjunction with CIW, Worker-driven Social Responsibility Network... As the >> Read More
MUST-SEE NEW VIDEO:  Time’s Up leader Alyssa Milano narrates powerful new Fair Food Program video!

MUST-SEE NEW VIDEO: Time’s Up leader Alyssa Milano narrates powerful new Fair Food Program video!

"The truth is, much of the food you buy is harvested under conditions that would shock you... But there is hope on the horizon for America’s farmworkers..." Help us share this hard-hitting new video far and wide! This year, the CIW is celebrating Labor Day like never before – with a dramatic new video, and a high profile social media >> Read More
ACTION ALERT: Student/Farmworker Alliance announces “Pulling Back the Curtain on Wendy’s” Week of Action, Oct. 22-28!

ACTION ALERT: Student/Farmworker Alliance announces “Pulling Back the Curtain on Wendy’s” Week of Action, Oct. 22-28!

Today, we bring you big news from the Student/Farmworker Alliance, the ever-growing, national network of students and young people who have been keeping the heat cranked up on Wendy's all year long!  This week, students announced their October National Week of Action, with the theme of "Pulling Back the Curtain on Wendy's".  So mark your calendars, Fair Food Nation, because >> Read More
Compass Group USA announces first generation of Fair Food Chefs on new website!

Compass Group USA announces first generation of Fair Food Chefs on new website!

Russell Szekely (above), VP of Canteen Culinary – a part of Compass Groups USA – shares his reflections on the Fair Food Program after a visit to Immokalee. Fair Food Chef Paul Ruszat with Morrison Healthcare (of Compass Group USA): “If the sustainability doesn’t start with the people that are growing and picking our food then the rest doesn’t matter.” >> Read More