Category: The birth of Worker-driven Social Responsibility: January – December 2016

“Plant righteousness for yourselves, harvest the fruits of goodness.” (10:12)…

[caption id="attachment_22085" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Fair Food Program education session in South Georgia, June 2015[/caption]"Tomato Rabbi" Rachel Kahn-Troster of T'ruah pens a powerful Chanukah reflection on the Fair Food Program... Writing on the first night of Chanukah, Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster (Director of Programs of the CIW's long-time ally T'ruah: Rabbinic Call for Human Rights) took to the pages of the Interfaith Worker Justice >> Read More

VIDEO: Wendy’s slammed with dozens of “Boycott the Fast Food Grinch” videos for the holidays!

"You're a scoundrel, #FastFoodGrinch..."Earlier this month, the Student/Farmworker Alliance network put out a special call to action in the Wendy's Boycott asking students and young people to send in videos declaring Wendy's the official Fast Food Grinch of 2016!  Of course, the Fair Food Nation took up the holiday challenge, with scores of videos pouring in from Idaho and Wisconsin to >> Read More

PHOTO ALBUM: As tomato season ramps up, community organizing in Immokalee in full swing!

Holiday parade, 13th Anniversary of Radio Conciencia light up Immokalee...Today, we bring you an update from the very heart of the CIW's work: building consciousness, commitment, and animo in the Florida farmworker community.As the Wendy's Boycott heats up across the country in advance of next year's Return to Human Rights Tour, and the Fair Food Program enters its sixth season ensuring farmworkers' fundamental human >> Read More

This Giving Tuesday, give the gift of human rights — become a Fair Food Sustainer!

“The Coalition of Immokalee Workers has proven that when you get up every day to fight for what is right, when you don’t give up even when all the odds are against you, when you don’t compromise on basic principles of fairness, and when you build a strong grassroots movement, economic justice will prevail over greed, and the least fortunate >> Read More

PHOTO REPORT: Mississippians bring the Wendy’s Boycott to the Deep South!

Food justice, farmworker rights, and Wendy’s Boycott make waves in the Magnolia State!After nearly two decades, and thousands upon thousands of protests from Maine to California, there are very few corners of this great land of ours that the Campaign for Fair Food has yet to reach.   But today, we are pleased to bring you news of a new milestone in the Fair >> Read More

National religious leaders visit CIW, fields, learn first-hand about the Fair Food Program!

[caption id="attachment_25004" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Rabbi leaders from T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights visit Fair Food Program farm in Florida[/caption]Leaders of Presbyterian Church (USA), T'ruah bear witness to transformative changes underway in FL agricultural industry thanks to the Fair Food movement, commit to spread Wendy's Boycott nationally...Over the past six weeks, we’ve brought you reports from the Fair Food odyssey that was >> Read More

The Grand Finale! Wendy’s protests from Miami to Chicago highlight final Behind the Braids tour, Weekend of Action…

[caption id="attachment_24990" align="aligncenter" width="600"] 150+ march for final Behind the Braids Weekend of Action in Miami, Florida, last Sunday[/caption]Hundreds of farmworkers and Fair Food allies, new and old, let Wendy's know nothing will deter the Fair Food Nation as the Wendy's Boycott heads into the new season in high gear!Even as the country continues to adjust to the new political >> Read More

The arc of the moral universe is still ours to bend…

As fundamental human rights take the national stage following Tuesday's electoral results, the battle for farm labor rights continues...Rio Grande Valley, Austin, San Marcos, San Antonio take the call for farm labor justice to Wendy's doorstep!Before we begin today's update, a word on current events:"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice."We have had occasion to >> Read More

“Behind the Braids” Wendy’s Boycott Tours hit the Mid-Atlantic!

 Wendy's Boycott on the rise in Philadelphia, Washington DC, Western Maryland and Pennsylvania...As we hit the halfway mark of the six "Behind the Braids" Wendy's Boycott tours, there is no doubt that the fast food giant is feeling the pressure coming from all corners of the Fair Food Nation! Instead of deterring consumers from standing with farmworkers, Wendy’s recent public statement of half-truths, innuendo and >> Read More

Fair Food Program receives highest recommendation in newly released evaluation of seven food justice certification programs!

Fair World Project -- a project of the Organic Consumers Association, the nation's largest network of green and ethical consumers -- releases powerful new report looking into the standards, enforcement, and impact of best-known certification programs...The CIW's Fair Food Program received the highest recommendation in a new study of seven of the leading certification programs in the country carried out by Fair >> Read More