Category: Recent News

“I would like to thank FFSC for defending our rights in the field…”

“I would like to thank FFSC for defending our rights in the field…”

Dear friends, All workers deserve a voice, and real power to protect their interests, in the workplace.  But the importance of worker voice is heightened during a pandemic, especially for essential workers like farmworkers, who have no choice but to continue working while the rest of us shelter safely at home.  The risks farmworkers have taken – here in Immokalee >> Read More
Sustain Fair Food: We need your help to sustain our call for urgently-needed protections for farmworkers…

Sustain Fair Food: We need your help to sustain our call for urgently-needed protections for farmworkers…

Dear friends, Over the past three months, the CIW, working hand in hand with the Alliance for Fair Food, has shaped the national conversation on the critical role of farmworkers as vulnerable essential workers.  Through national outlets including the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, and the Associated Press, the voice of Immokalee’s farmworker community has rung out from >> Read More
Help farmworkers sound the alarm about the coronavirus!

Help farmworkers sound the alarm about the coronavirus!

Dear friend, When the coronavirus pandemic first began to take root across the country, we knew we needed to act fast. The highly-contagious virus posed a grave threat to farmworker communities like Immokalee, where tens of thousands of essential workers, often living in cramped conditions and traveling to and from work in overcrowded vehicles, had no choice but to continue >> Read More
ACTION ALERT! Call FL Governor Ron DeSantis now

ACTION ALERT! Call FL Governor Ron DeSantis now

APRIL 15: NATIONAL CALL-IN DAY TO GOV. RON DESANTIS As one of the country’s most vulnerable populations, our community of 25,000 farmworkers is in grave danger from the rapid spread of coronavirus. Most workers live in overcrowded housing units, are transported to and from the fields in packed vans and buses, and lack access to personal protective gear.  If nothing is >> Read More
URGENT: Join the call to protect Florida farmworkers from the coronavirus!

URGENT: Join the call to protect Florida farmworkers from the coronavirus!

[caption id="attachment_31705" align="aligncenter" width="825"] Farmworkers in Immokalee wait aboard a crowded field bus in the early morning to leave for work on a local farm.[/caption] NY Times publishes powerful Op/Ed by CIW on farmworkers' unique vulnerability to pandemic due to overcrowded living and working conditions... "Those conditions, the result of generations of grinding poverty and neglect, will act like a >> Read More
“Yon Sel Ko”: Timely wisdom from the Haitian peasant movement at the root of the CIW

“Yon Sel Ko”: Timely wisdom from the Haitian peasant movement at the root of the CIW

[caption id="attachment_30582" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Representatives from worker and women's rights organizations from Lesotho in Southern Africa join with representatives from the CIW and the Fair Food Standards Council in Immokalee last year following a multi-day workshop on the structure and function of the Fair Food Program. The visit was a crucial moment in the development of an important new replication >> Read More
THIS WEEK: Take to social media to urge Wendy’s top investors to leverage their power to bring the fast food giant into the Fair Food Program!

THIS WEEK: Take to social media to urge Wendy’s top investors to leverage their power to bring the fast food giant into the Fair Food Program!

[caption id="attachment_28850" align="aligncenter" width="799"] Farmworker women lead the "How Much Longer, Wendy's?" March through Manhattan.[/caption] We need YOU to help flood social media with the urgent call for Wendy’s investors Goldman Sachs, BlackRock, Wells Fargo, and BNY Mellon to make their commitment to socially responsible investing real! Last week, farmworkers in Immokalee made the difficult decision to postpone the highly-anticipated >> Read More
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Follow the Money March postponed due to Covid-19 virus public health crisis

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Follow the Money March postponed due to Covid-19 virus public health crisis

Dear friends, Due to the global crisis of the Covid-19 virus, which is affecting communities in every corner of the world, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the Follow the Money March, originally planned to take place between March 10-12 in New York City.  The march has been postponed indefinitely, to be rescheduled once the risk has passed. >> Read More
Immokalee readies for Wall Street… is Wall Street ready for Immokalee?

Immokalee readies for Wall Street… is Wall Street ready for Immokalee?

Art and music take center stage at CIW’s annual “Fiesta del Año del Trabajador" as farmworkers in Immokalee prepare to take on Wall Street power players investing in Wendy’s…  Meanwhile New York City-based students, religious leaders, public figures, and community allies mark their calendars to march alongside farmworkers and their families on March 12! Have you registered yet? We’re less than >> Read More