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Amidst ravages of COVID-19, Wendy’s continues to refuse essential supply chain workers lifesaving protections…

Amidst ravages of COVID-19, Wendy’s continues to refuse essential supply chain workers lifesaving protections…

[caption id="attachment_33630" align="aligncenter" width="800"] An image from Venceremos, an Arkansas-based human rights organization, in their campaign to improve conditions for essential workers in the meat-packing industry.[/caption] And shareholders are looking for answers... Venceremos founder Magaly Licolli: "Tyson must adopt worker-driven solutions—with a complaint process that is legally enforceable—to guarantee workers’ rights and dignity..." As COVID-19 has laid bare, the millions >> Read More
Oxfam Great Britain: Fair Food Program a “Signpost for Good Practice”

Oxfam Great Britain: Fair Food Program a “Signpost for Good Practice”

[caption id="attachment_31652" align="aligncenter" width="800"] The CIW worker-to-worker education team discusses the Fair Food Program's protections against sexual harassment on a participating farm in 2019.[/caption] “The Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Fair Food Program was the most widely cited example when Oxfam asked 23 experts about effective ways for workers to represent themselves.” Meanwhile, Wendy's seeks a new Director of Corporate Social >> Read More
Breaking: Takoma Park Silver Spring Co-Op is the Next Fair Food Sponsor!

Breaking: Takoma Park Silver Spring Co-Op is the Next Fair Food Sponsor!

    We're thrilled to announce that our next Fair Food Sponsor is the Takoma Park Silver Spring Co-Op! See our official joint announcement below:  Takoma Park Silver Spring Co-Op to become Maryland’s first Fair Food Sponsor, marking landmark commitment to farmworkers’ human rights The beloved neighborhood institution will support CIW’s Presidential Medal-winning Fair Food Program, which combats forced labor, >> Read More
ACTION ALERT: Valentine’s Day of Action in the Deliver With Dignity Campaign!

ACTION ALERT: Valentine’s Day of Action in the Deliver With Dignity Campaign!

On Feb. 14, join the Fair Food Nation online to demand the nation’s top food delivery service companies #DumpWendys!  Last November, the Student/Farmworker Alliance launched an exciting new campaign in the national Wendy’s Boycott, calling on the country’s four largest food delivery service companies – DoorDash, Uber Eats, Grubhub, and Postmates – to cut their ties with Wendy’s until the fast-food >> Read More
Better Angels, or Bitter Fruit?…

Better Angels, or Bitter Fruit?…

Shutterstock What we do next will determine who wins the battle at the heart of American history… ********** Newly-elected Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock, from Sunday sermon following Wednesday’s attack on Capitol:  “Just as we were trying to put on our celebration shoes, the ugly side of our story, our great and grand American story, began to emerge”... “We saw the >> Read More
Let’s make 2021 the year of Worker-driven Social Responsibility!

Let’s make 2021 the year of Worker-driven Social Responsibility!

As 2020 creeps to a close, reflections on one of the most brutal years in living memory are rolling in.  The "2020 Year in Review" headlines paint an unmitigatedly grim picture: "With 300,000 COVID-19 deaths and counting, U.S. faces unfathomable loss" "George Floyd, From ‘I Want to Touch the World’ to ‘I Can’t Breathe’" "The record-shattering 2020 hurricane season, explained" >> Read More
FL Gov: Vaccinating essential workers? “That’s not the direction we want to go…”

FL Gov: Vaccinating essential workers? “That’s not the direction we want to go…”

With just one day left in our record-breaking end-of-year fundraising campaign, a generous donor has agreed to match the next $5,000 in donations! Make a contribution today to double the impact and help us fight to protect Florida’s essential farmworker communities. Click here to donate. Over the past several months, we have shared dispatches from the front in the Immokalee >> Read More
“Many in our community have lost their lives to COVID-19… but so much remains to be done.  It is not time to surrender, it is time to forge ahead.”

“Many in our community have lost their lives to COVID-19… but so much remains to be done. It is not time to surrender, it is time to forge ahead.”

Fair Food Nation, you have smashed records: 1,245 donors have come together to raise $112,168 to date, demonstrating the power of grassroots fundraising – but we can't stop there. With only days to go of the CIW's end-of-year fundraising drive, help us get to $120,000 by Dec. 31st! This past spring, the COVID-19 pandemic swept through Immokalee like a tidal >> Read More