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WEEK OF ACTION, DAY 1: Email DoorDash’s CEO!

WEEK OF ACTION, DAY 1: Email DoorDash’s CEO!

[caption id="attachment_34762" align="aligncenter" width="718"] Students and community members in San Francisco rally last month in front of DoorDash's headquarters calling on DoorDash to stop doing business with Wendy's until the company joins the Fair Food Program.[/caption] 1-minute Virtual Action #1: Send an email NOW to DoorDash's CEO Tony Xu urging him to meet with farmworker leaders of the CIW to >> Read More
Corporate Accountability Lab sues Hershey and Rainforest Alliance for “false and deceptive marketing representations”

Corporate Accountability Lab sues Hershey and Rainforest Alliance for “false and deceptive marketing representations”

[caption id="attachment_30852" align="alignleft" width="2048"] A promotional poster for a November 18, 2019, march in New York City demanding Wendy's verify its claims of social responsibility in its suppliers' greenhouse operations.  The claims made in the Corporate Accountability Lab's (CAL) lawsuit filed last month against Hershey's and the corporate social responsibility giant Rainforest Alliance — after CAL "documented hazardous child labor >> Read More
Three academics, one WSR activist, and one corporate social responsibility expert walk into a bar…

Three academics, one WSR activist, and one corporate social responsibility expert walk into a bar…

… and this is the drawing they left behind on a cocktail napkin! Authors: "True cost of [dignified] labour must be worker-defined." Unique team of academics and Worker-driven Social Responsibility practitioners pens extended letter to the editor of the peer-reviewed scientific and technology research journal, Nature.com, calls for researchers studying the "True Cost Accounting" of "decent" labor systems to "lend >> Read More
SAVE THE DATE: Boycott Wendy’s Week of Action, November 15-21!

SAVE THE DATE: Boycott Wendy’s Week of Action, November 15-21!

[caption id="attachment_34762" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Students and community members in San Francisco at a rally in front of DoorDash's headquarters on October 15 demand DoorDash stop doing business with Wendy's until the company joins the Fair Food Program.[/caption] Time to get creative: Get ready to participate in a series of five, 1-minute virtual actions in support of the Wendy's Boycott during >> Read More
“This is the Dream Team”… CIW, Partners In Health, and the Healthcare Network address unique partnership to fight Covid

“This is the Dream Team”… CIW, Partners In Health, and the Healthcare Network address unique partnership to fight Covid

Press Club of Southwest Florida hosts panel on Immokalee's "Dream Team" COVID response as way forward for addressing increasing health inequality; Jude Beauchamp, Partners in Health: Our partnership is “unique, and can be a model to be extended in other underserved, struggling communities”; Gerardo Reyes, CIW: “To build something that makes sense, what you need is the people who are >> Read More
Latest slavery indictments expose exploitive nature of H-2A “guestworker” program…

Latest slavery indictments expose exploitive nature of H-2A “guestworker” program…

[caption id="attachment_4167" align="aligncenter" width="565"] A Naples Daily News editorial cartoon from the 1990s captured the shock and disbelief of the Southwest Florida community at the exposure of modern-day slavery rings operating out of Immokalee at the time.  Today, more than two decades later,  forced labor has been effectively eliminated on Fair Food Program farms, but the CIW continues to uncover >> Read More
“Here’s what justice looks like to me”: Read Nicolas Morales Jr.’s open letter on losing his father, re-posted.

“Here’s what justice looks like to me”: Read Nicolas Morales Jr.’s open letter on losing his father, re-posted.

 WATCH: Naples Daily News video (above), "Coalition of Immokalee Workers asks for justice in the death of Nicolas Morales"... Nicolas Morales Jr.: "I will need to be strong, and with the help of loving people, I will manage to become stronger, and to become a good man, just like my dad was." Last week's vigil and petition delivery outside >> Read More
Immokalee youth: “Our community is not safe until those officers are gone from our streets…”

Immokalee youth: “Our community is not safe until those officers are gone from our streets…”

[caption id="attachment_34670" align="aligncenter" width="800"] On Friday, Sept 17, Jesse Andrade, right, Nicolas Morales's stepson, speaks to a representative of the Collier County Sheriff's Office, Lt. Rene Gonzales, left, about the pain caused to his family and to his community by Nicolas's brutal shooting and mauling death exactly one year ago in Immokalee's Farmworker Village neighborhood at the hands of Collier >> Read More
A Community Speaks with One Voice: Vigil for Justice for Nicolas Morales Today!

A Community Speaks with One Voice: Vigil for Justice for Nicolas Morales Today!

[caption id="attachment_34654" align="aligncenter" width="900"] A banner petition, signed by hundreds of Immokalee community members, declares "An injury to one is an injury to all," demanding accountability for the wrongful death of single father and Immokalee farmworker Nicolas Morales.  The banner will be delivered to the Collier County Sheriff's Office following a peaceful vigil today in Naples.[/caption] CIW's Lupe Gonzalo in >> Read More
Bring the Fair Food Program to Your Neighborhood!

Bring the Fair Food Program to Your Neighborhood!

[caption id="attachment_28860" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Nearly two thousand New Yorkers join farmworkers from Immokalee for a massive march through Manhattan as part of the Wendy's Boycott in 2019.[/caption] SURVEY: Tell us about your local food co-op or independent grocer and if they might help support the award-winning Fair Food Program! Remember life, and the Fair Food movement, before the pandemic?...   >> Read More