Category: Recent News

Real and lasting change is not a sprint – it’s a marathon.

Real and lasting change is not a sprint – it’s a marathon.

Thirty years ago, when farmworkers in Immokalee decided to come together and fight to end the human rights abuses that had plagued Florida's fields for centuries, they had a vision of a more just agricultural industry that they captured in these simple words: Dignity, Dialogue, and a Fair Wage.  Those words became a call to action in 2000, adorning countless >> Read More
“COVID is not over yet. We are still fighting to safeguard farmworkers’ health and offer them more protections”…

“COVID is not over yet. We are still fighting to safeguard farmworkers’ health and offer them more protections”…

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmXDT5M_a-s[/embed] The past year has been among the most trying in living memory.  The devastating impact of COVID-19 crashes in waves as the countries around the world continue to face surging death tolls and a painfully insufficient supply of life-saving vaccines. Predictably, the brunt of that impact has been borne disproportionately by communities already living at the edge of survival before >> Read More
“Before the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, there were slaves … But not anymore.”

“Before the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, there were slaves … But not anymore.”

  We've reached the halfway mark of the 2021 Fair Food Sustainer Summer Drive, and we are crushing our goal!  With the goal of 10 new Sustainers every day – and already, 55 people have stepped up to the plate.  Help us keep the momentum going by signing up here to become a Sustainer today! The CIW's farmworker Education Team starts >> Read More
Question: What is the first ingredient in the recipe for achieving real and lasting change?

Question: What is the first ingredient in the recipe for achieving real and lasting change?

  Answer: Education.  But not just any education, Education for Action! Farmworkers in Immokalee have made the call – and the Fair Food Nation is answering!  41 new Sustainers have joined the ranks this week – help us get 10 more today! The Fair Food Program is more than just a certification program, it's a culture change program that is >> Read More
Imagine a U.S. food system in which farmworkers can feed their own families.

Imagine a U.S. food system in which farmworkers can feed their own families.

  In the last 10 years, the Fair Food Program has put over $36,000,000 into farmworkers' pockets in Penny-per-Pound bonuses, and eradicated multiple long-standing practices of wage theft.  Imagine what we can do in 10 more years. Farm labor has long been one of the most dangerous, most physically challenging jobs in the United States. It has also been one of >> Read More
“When farmworkers have the opportunity to transform their work culture on their own terms, they seize it…”

“When farmworkers have the opportunity to transform their work culture on their own terms, they seize it…”

One down, nine to go! First day of this year's Sustainer Drive was a smash hit, with 14 new Sustainers signing up... let's keep up the momentum! Together, we can build a future without sexual violence for farmworkers from Florida to California. Nearly a decade before the #MeToo movement exploded onto the scene and awakened the nation to the pervasiveness >> Read More
OSU breaks faith with students (again), ignores unanimous student government resolution, renews Wendy’s lease…

OSU breaks faith with students (again), ignores unanimous student government resolution, renews Wendy’s lease…

[caption id="attachment_34044" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Students at the Ohio State University protest outside the Wendy's at the Wexner Medical Center calling for the removal of the fast-food chain from campus as part of a coordinated national Week of Action in April 2021.[/caption] Ohio State University students, in open letter to University leaders: "... it has become increasingly clear that to the Ohio >> Read More
Variety, Yahoo! News, the Wrap highlight CIW’s new collaboration with Anita Hill’s Hollywood Commission!

Variety, Yahoo! News, the Wrap highlight CIW’s new collaboration with Anita Hill’s Hollywood Commission!

Variety: "Anita Hill’s Hollywood Commission is partnering with CIW, the presidential medal-winning human rights organization, to help 'create a blueprint to address and prevent misconduct in independent production companies.'” Hollywood Commission Chair Anita Hill: "Building on the existing work of the Hollywood Commission, this partnership will help us... forge a safer and more equitable workplace environment in Hollywood." News of >> Read More
Anita Hill-led Hollywood Commission announces collaboration with the CIW, Fair Food Program!

Anita Hill-led Hollywood Commission announces collaboration with the CIW, Fair Food Program!

[caption id="attachment_34213" align="aligncenter" width="787"] Anita Hill, Chair of the Hollywood Commission. PHOTO: Gage Skimore[/caption] Anita Hill, Chair of the Hollywood Commission: “There are myriad lessons for Hollywood to glean from the approach, execution and success of CIW and the Fair Food Program in eradicating sexual harassment from an industry devoid of accountability and rife with abuse...” Today, we are thrilled >> Read More