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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
This summer, the Fair Food Nation turns up the heat on Wendy’s and Publix in Florida!

This summer, the Fair Food Nation turns up the heat on Wendy’s and Publix in Florida!

[caption id="attachment_28963" align="aligncenter" width="788"] March for Our Lives students marched alongside farmworkers during the kick-off summer Fair Food protest in St. Petersburg, Florida last weekend.[/caption] This week, the CIW and the Alliance for Fair Food (AFF) are announcing a series of Florida summer protests to turn up the heat on Wendy’s and longtime Fair Food holdout Publix Supermarkets ahead of >> Read More
Women’s rights legend Gloria Steinem calls out Wendy’s for failing to support farmworker women!

Women’s rights legend Gloria Steinem calls out Wendy’s for failing to support farmworker women!

[caption id="attachment_28850" align="aligncenter" width="676"] Farmworker women lead the "How Much Longer, Wendy's?" March through Manhattan in July 2018[/caption] Wendy’s Boycott momentum rolls on through the summer with shoutout from Gloria Steinem, media coverage from La Jornada! The CIW's “How Much Longer, Wendy’s?” March, which took place earlier this month in Manhattan, continues to make waves for Wendy’s, keeping the spotlight >> Read More
Hundreds march through heart of Manhattan for “How Much Longer, Wendy’s?” action, demanding a commitment to Fair Food Program!

Hundreds march through heart of Manhattan for “How Much Longer, Wendy’s?” action, demanding a commitment to Fair Food Program!

CIW's Lupe Gonzalo:  "We won't let Wendy's executives hide behind these glass walls, and we won't let them hide abuses behind the walls of greenhouses... So we're going to march, with our heads held high, with pride... and we will keep doing so until Nelson Peltz and Wendy's hear our voices as workers, respect consumers, and stop inventing programs that >> Read More
TODAY:  Join national call-in day to Wendy’s Board Chairman!

TODAY: Join national call-in day to Wendy’s Board Chairman!

Today, farmworkers are marching in the streets of New York – and they need YOUR support!  Call Wendy's Board Chairman to demand a real commitment to human rights by the fast food giant... Last night, scores of farmworkers and their families rolled into New York City after a 24-hour bus ride from Immokalee.  Late this afternoon, they'll be marching with >> Read More
Author of “I Am Not a Tractor” pens thoughtful op/ed on lessons from Fair Food movement for #MeToo, “#MarchForOurLives” movements…

Author of “I Am Not a Tractor” pens thoughtful op/ed on lessons from Fair Food movement for #MeToo, “#MarchForOurLives” movements…

Marquis: "The new movements appear to understand one pillar of the coalition's success – real and sustainable change can be driven, designed and implemented from inside the communities most affected." In her unique style – a style perhaps best described as a marriage of the engineer's love for astute systems analysis with the advocate's heartfelt empathy for those facing uphill >> Read More
2018 Student/Farmworker Alliance Encuentro in Immokalee set for Sept. 20-23!

2018 Student/Farmworker Alliance Encuentro in Immokalee set for Sept. 20-23!

Students, youth set to gather in massive strategy session for the Wendy's Boycott, Boot the Braids Campaign... The Campaign for Fair Food has hit its mid-summer stride, building off the breaking news from the Wendy's shareholder meeting that the fast-food giant would bow to consumer pressure and pull its purchases from Mexico, turning instead to the U.S. and Canadian greenhouse >> Read More
BBC World Service highlights Fair Food Program in global fight to combat sexual violence in agriculture!

BBC World Service highlights Fair Food Program in global fight to combat sexual violence in agriculture!

Lupe Gonzalo on BBC World Service's Food Chain: Through the Fair Food Program, "everyone knows that workers have the right to report abuse, and no one is allowed to retaliate against them for it." As the #MeToo movement continues to shine a light on the problem of sexual harassment and assault in worksites from Hollywood to the Silicon Valley, journalists >> Read More
ANNOUNCING:  On July 19, farmworkers return to NYC  to demand, “How Much Longer, Wendy’s?”

ANNOUNCING: On July 19, farmworkers return to NYC to demand, “How Much Longer, Wendy’s?”

[caption id="attachment_28179" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Thousands of marchers arrive in front of the hedge fund offices of Wendy's Board Chair Nelson Peltz on Park Avenue during the Time's Up Wendy's March earlier this year.[/caption] Following Wendy's move to repatriate its tomato purchases from Mexico in response to consumers' human rights concerns – but continued refusal to join the Fair Food Program – >> Read More