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CALL NOW: Call Wendy’s leaders and storm social media as hundreds prepare to march in New York City!

CALL NOW: Call Wendy’s leaders and storm social media as hundreds prepare to march in New York City!

Here are three ways you can support today’s major march for farmworkers’ human rights to Wendy’s largest institutional shareholder, Trian Partners, in Manhattan!  Today’s the day!  The Immokalee caravan of over 60 farmworkers has settled into New York City and, as we write, is preparing to join hundreds of New Yorkers and allies from across the Northeast region in another >> Read More
ORGANIZING REPORT: New York City, Northeast region buzzing with plans for major Wendy’s march next week!

ORGANIZING REPORT: New York City, Northeast region buzzing with plans for major Wendy’s march next week!

[caption id="attachment_30836" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Student organizers with United Students Against Sweatshops invite CIW’s Lupe Gonzalo to present on farmworkers’ human rights at the 2019 USAS Northeast Regional Summit, hosted by Columbia University’s Student Worker Solidarity.[/caption] Hundreds finalize plans to converge on Manhattan and march with farmworkers Monday, Nov. 18... We’re less than one week out from the much-anticipated “What are >> Read More
TAKE ACTION: Nov. 2 announced as Day of Action for Migrant Justice’s Hannaford Campaign!

TAKE ACTION: Nov. 2 announced as Day of Action for Migrant Justice’s Hannaford Campaign!

[caption id="attachment_30704" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Dairy workers and allies march during the launch of Migrant Justice's Hannaford Campaign in October 2019. Migrant Justice is calling on the northeastern supermarket chain to join the Milk with Dignity Program and ensure the human rights of dairy workers in their supply chain.[/caption] Send a message to Hannaford CEO Mike Vail: It's time for Hannaford >> Read More
ACTION ALERT! SFA leaders declare Wendy’s Boycott National Day of Action on October 28th!

ACTION ALERT! SFA leaders declare Wendy’s Boycott National Day of Action on October 28th!

October 28th: From Miami to Washington, fair food allies are demanding that Wendy's respect the rights of farmworkers! A week ago, we brought you the beautiful photo report from the Student/Farmworker Alliance's 2019 annual Encuentro convening, a long weekend of strategy and community-building that sparked exciting plans to ramp up student action in the Wendy’s Boycott this fall, starting with >> Read More
OP/ED: “An astonishing journey from Lesotho to Immokalee and back”…

OP/ED: “An astonishing journey from Lesotho to Immokalee and back”…

[caption id="attachment_30582" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Representatives from women’s organizations and unions based in Lesotho gather for a photo with representatives of the CIW, the Fair Food Standards Council, Workers Rights Consortium and the Solidarity Center in Immokalee to commemorate a two-day exchange in November of last year to study the Worker-driven Social Responsibility (WSR) model and the CIW’s Fair Food Program. >> Read More
CIW families join over 4 million in global Climate March!…

CIW families join over 4 million in global Climate March!…

[caption id="attachment_30661" align="aligncenter" width="800"] A delegation of farmworkers and their families from Immokalee assemble in Naples, Florida, for a group photo following the local Climate March last Friday evening. Events continue this week across the globe calling for immediate and meaningful action to combat the climate emergency as representatives gather at the United Nations in New York City for the >> Read More
REPORT: “Fig Leaf for Fashion: How social auditing protects brands and fails workers”

REPORT: “Fig Leaf for Fashion: How social auditing protects brands and fails workers”

Auditor: “We go as far as brands want us to go” New report exposes multi-billion social auditing industry operating as corporate social responsibility (CSR) tool to protect brand reputation and profits while aggravating risks to garment workers This week, we bring you news from the international front in the battle to protect workers' human rights in global supply chains.  A >> Read More
OP/ED in United Press International: “Europe should follow Florida’s example for how to treat farmworkers…”

OP/ED in United Press International: “Europe should follow Florida’s example for how to treat farmworkers…”

[caption id="attachment_30613" align="aligncenter" width="686"] United Press International: In Florida and the recent European cases, it is migrant farmworkers from other countries who are particularly vulnerable. File Photo by Ismael Mohamad/UPI[/caption] Dean of Pardee/RAND Graduate School, Susan Marquis: “The Coalition's Fair Food Program essentially created a new model for agricultural labor and corporate social responsibility – and transformed the tomato fields >> Read More
NEW VIDEO: Support young leaders traveling to Immokalee, FL, this month for the #2019Encuentro!

NEW VIDEO: Support young leaders traveling to Immokalee, FL, this month for the #2019Encuentro!

With the September Encuentro around the corner, SFA needs YOUR help to make it happen!  Donate here to support the Encuentro, and inspire a new generation of young leaders to take action in the Fair Food Movement. We’re less than one month out from the SFA Encuentro, and the Student/Farmworker Alliance can't do it without you!  On September 26-29, 2019, >> Read More
“Deeply inspiring and profoundly important”: Sweeping new history of US labor debuts to stellar reviews…

“Deeply inspiring and profoundly important”: Sweeping new history of US labor debuts to stellar reviews…

[caption id="attachment_30569" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Cover photo for "Beaten Down, Worked Up" by Scott Heins, Getty Images[/caption] "Beaten Down, Worked Up," by former New York Times labor correspondent Steven Greenhouse, called a "riveting account of the rise and fall of organized labor," by former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich; Greenhouse devotes entire chapter to the history of the CIW, from the >> Read More