Tag: Wendy’s boycott

Wendy’s social media smackdown, Part Two…

Wendy’s social media smackdown, Part Two…

[caption id="attachment_30160" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Above is the opening of Alyssa Milano's Instagram response to Wendy's statement to CNN on the social media firestorm set off on Sunday by Amy Schumer's Instagram post calling on people to boycott Wendy's for its refusal to join the Fair Food Program. Wendy's statement began, "This is complex issue..."[/caption] Sunday Fail: Wendy's tries to leverage >> Read More
Social media smackdown!  Amy Schumer, Alyssa Milano blast Wendy’s on Instagram, Twitter!

Social media smackdown! Amy Schumer, Alyssa Milano blast Wendy’s on Instagram, Twitter!

[caption id="attachment_30146" align="aligncenter" width="778"] On Sunday, comedian, actor and advocate Amy Schumer took to Instagram to blast Wendy's – and, by the way, reveal the gender of her soon-to-be-born son! – garnering hundreds of thousands of responses and widespread coverage on traditional media within hours.[/caption] Wendy’s attempt to leverage pop culture and social media goes terribly awry, as comedian/actor/activist Amy Schumer >> Read More
Endorsements for the CIW’s Wendy’s Boycott keep rolling in!…

Endorsements for the CIW’s Wendy’s Boycott keep rolling in!…

[caption id="attachment_30133" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Photo Credit: Davida Johns[/caption] Representing over a thousand members across the U.S. and the world, the Quaker Southeastern Yearly Meeting and Dominican Sisters of Peace endorse the Wendy’s Boycott! "Guided by our Quaker principles of fairness and equality, Southeastern Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), has supported the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) for many >> Read More
ACTION REPORT: Students, people of faith and community allies drop banners in support of Wendy’s Boycott!

ACTION REPORT: Students, people of faith and community allies drop banners in support of Wendy’s Boycott!

PLUS: Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis and the Florida Poor People’s Campaign join forces with CIW to demand a moral commitment to human rights from Wendy’s… Today, we bring you a report from last week's jam-packed actions in the Campaign for Fair Food, courtesy of the Student/Farmworker Alliance.  From student- and community-led banner drops across the country to a powerful visit >> Read More
New York Times: “Why Wendy’s Is Facing Campus Protests (It’s About the Tomatoes)”…

New York Times: “Why Wendy’s Is Facing Campus Protests (It’s About the Tomatoes)”…

Susan L. Marquis, dean of the Pardee RAND Graduate School: “They’ve already been successful in a measurable way at effectively eliminating modern-day slavery and sexual assault, and greatly reducing harassment.”  NYT: "Over the last decade, [the Fair Food Program] has helped transform the state’s tomato industry from one in which wage theft and violence were rampant to an industry with the >> Read More
20th century Civil Rights movement and 21st century Human Rights movement come together as Fair Food tour lands in Atlanta!

20th century Civil Rights movement and 21st century Human Rights movement come together as Fair Food tour lands in Atlanta!

[caption id="attachment_29877" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Charles Black, former chairman of the Atlanta student movement and longtime activist for universal human rights, hugs the CIW's Mercedes Gomez, a remarkable young activist in her own right from Immokalee, following Monday's Wendy's protest in Atlanta.  The former and current student leaders engaged in an animated conversation on Mr. Black's experience studying under Dr. Martin >> Read More
Fair Food Nation comes together to celebrate International Women’s Day in style with massive march demanding Ohio State University “Boot the Braids”!

Fair Food Nation comes together to celebrate International Women’s Day in style with massive march demanding Ohio State University “Boot the Braids”!

International Women's Day has long been a highlight in the Campaign for Fair Food's annual organizing calendar.  Year after year after year, workers from Immokalee and their Fair Food allies have marked March 8th with creative and deeply moving reflections and actions.  2019 would prove to be no exception.  Again this year, a new chapter was added to that growing >> Read More
Join the Boot the Braids Challenge on social media as the 4 for Fair Food Tour leaves TODAY!

Join the Boot the Braids Challenge on social media as the 4 for Fair Food Tour leaves TODAY!

From March 1-14, join the #btbchallenge on social media to support the 4 for Fair Food Tour! As you read this, dozens of farmworkers, their children, and allies from Immokalee are preparing to load sleeping bags, colorful flags and banners, and enough supplies for two long weeks on the road onto the tour bus, eager to head out on the >> Read More
PART 3:  Chapel Hill and the “4 for Fair Food” Tour

PART 3: Chapel Hill and the “4 for Fair Food” Tour

[caption id="attachment_27061" align="aligncenter" width="791"] Students from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill march to the on-campus Wendy's as a part of the 2017 "Wendy's, you're failing farmworker women" Student Week of Action[/caption] UNC Chapel Hill students to university leadership:  "... [H]ousing Wendy’s on our campus rewards the fast-food chain for evading responsibility and prioritizing profits over human rights..." PLUS:  >> Read More
VICTORY!  Wendy’s not welcome on University of Michigan campus until the fast food giant joins the Fair Food Program!

VICTORY! Wendy’s not welcome on University of Michigan campus until the fast food giant joins the Fair Food Program!

[caption id="attachment_29329" align="aligncenter" width="770"] University of Michigan student marching in the 2017 Fair Food Parade in Columbus, Ohio.[/caption] Student Union Board of Representatives:  "It is the position of the Michigan Union Board of Representatives to not support companies that engage in practices deemed unethical by the Fair Food Program..." One down, three to go, and the "4 for Fair Food" >> Read More