Category: Recent News

A note on the events of the past week…

A note on the events of the past week…

[caption id="attachment_35675" align="aligncenter" width="850"] Members of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol, pictured during a hearing earlier this month, sit beneath an image of a noose and gallows erected by protesters outside the US Capitol Building on January 6, 2021. The insurrectionists chanted "Hang Mike Pence!" during the hours-long, violent attack, >> Read More
Day 3: “The power of the Program is real. It’s not just something in a book”

Day 3: “The power of the Program is real. It’s not just something in a book”

[caption id="attachment_35653" align="alignleft" width="450"] Thelma, from Vermont-based Migrant Justice, was one of hundreds of worker allies who joined us in Palm Beach[/caption] You know that old saying, “the proof is in the pudding?”  Actually, the full saying is "the proof of the pudding is in the eating." Arcane, maybe, but it makes the same simple point that we have been >> Read More
Day 2: “Do the moral thing”

Day 2: “Do the moral thing”

When the headlines about a surge of forced labor in agriculture in the United States and Mexico dominated the news, we hoped that Wendy’s – the lone holdout fast-food giant that has still not joined the Fair Food Program – would come to its senses, stop hiding behind ineffective and long-discredited corporate social responsibility practices, and take real, proven measures >> Read More
Day 1: A Survivor’s Hope for Farmworkers

Day 1: A Survivor’s Hope for Farmworkers

Our 10-day Fair Food Sustainer campaign starts today! [caption id="attachment_35602" align="alignleft" width="464"] We asked a survivor from the Georgia case, his hands holding onions like the ones he harvested, about his vision for the future of farmwork. Here's what he said. [/caption] Just days before Thanksgiving last year, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a staggering 54-count indictment in Georgia – ”one >> Read More
If you can’t take the heat, take Wendy’s private?…

If you can’t take the heat, take Wendy’s private?…

[caption id="attachment_35509" align="aligncenter" width="901"] During a performance of a popular theater skit in front of Trian Partners' hedge fund offices in Manhattan last month, an actor portraying Trian CEO Nelson Peltz carries Wendy's through a field where workers harvest unprotected by the Fair Food Program's best-in-class human rights standards and monitoring.[/caption] Plot twist in Wendy's Boycott: Nelson Peltz and Trian >> Read More
Fair Food Program breaks new ground: Introducing the very first FFP-certified soup!

Fair Food Program breaks new ground: Introducing the very first FFP-certified soup!

[embed]https://youtu.be/n1Dk9Cti5oc[/embed] “We are honored to sell the first packaged products in America that contain only Fair Food tomatoes, ensuring that the farm workers who picked those tomatoes were protected against the inhumane treatment that is so common in agriculture." - Sara Polon, CEO of Soupergirl (pictured above) “We are so proud to sell Soupergirl’s gazpachos at Whole Foods Market and >> Read More
Harvard Law report on 2023 Farm Bill issues full-throated endorsement of the Fair Food Program and its “proven worker-driven enforcement mechanisms”!

Harvard Law report on 2023 Farm Bill issues full-throated endorsement of the Fair Food Program and its “proven worker-driven enforcement mechanisms”!

Harvard-based policy consortium calls on Congress, US Department of Agriculture to help drive expansion of FFP and other WSR initiatives in agriculture: "By incentivizing the growth of WSR [Worker-driven Social Responsibility] initiatives and focusing attention at the “top” of the supply chain — specifically, by preferentially providing the many forms of financial support government provides to those farms that join >> Read More
“The Trashy Vegan,” Asheville’s beloved, funky fast-food spot, becomes the first restaurant to join the Fair Food Sponsor Program!

“The Trashy Vegan,” Asheville’s beloved, funky fast-food spot, becomes the first restaurant to join the Fair Food Sponsor Program!

[caption id="attachment_35561" align="aligncenter" width="953"] A mural in The Trashy Vegan's new Asheville, NC restaurant. In 2022, The Trashy Vegan became the first Fair Food Program Sponsor in North Carolina and the first restaurant to join the Program.[/caption] A few months ago, we welcomed the first food truck to join the fast-growing Fair Food Sponsor Program: The Trashy Vegan, an Asheville, >> Read More
ACTION ALERT: Call Trian Partners TODAY as the Wendy’s annual shareholder meeting is underway!

ACTION ALERT: Call Trian Partners TODAY as the Wendy’s annual shareholder meeting is underway!

[caption id="attachment_35534" align="aligncenter" width="893"] Farmworkers from Immokalee and their New York based allies gather outside Trian Partners headquarters in midtown Manhattan for last week's major action ahead of Wendy's annual shareholder meeting.[/caption] ALSO: Check out the full update from last week's big action outside Trian Partners headquarters in midtown Manhattan! **************   ************* Mark Levine, Manhattan Borough President: "You have >> Read More