News Archives

A New Day in the Fields: September 2010 – December 2011

Human rights group rebukes Ahold for “misleading, stalling tactics” in response to Campaign for Fair Food!

NESRI Director Cathy Albisa says Ahold, “dragging its feet on farmworker justice in its supply chain and attempting to co-opt the good name of (the CIW) to cover its tracks”…

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Chipotle’s nagging “farmworker problem”…

Kellogg Food Fellow pens hard-hitting opinion piece in the pages of Grist!

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Interview with CIW member wins first round in nationwide human rights video contest!

CIW’s Romeo Ramirez invited to address UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, this November as part of U.S. Human Rights Network delegation… From the U.S. Human Rights Network press release: Migrant Worker Wins National Human Rights Video Contest September 7, 2010 – A nationwide video contest on human rights in the United States concluded its first round this August, and the winner is ready to tell the United Nations his story. The Testify! Project collects two-minute videos illustrating human rights conditions in the United States, as told by those affected. After the initial 50 submissions were narrowed to six […]

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Lots of love on Labor Day for the Campaign for Fair Food!

On Labor Day weekend we celebrate the end of summer — one last day at the beach, barbecue, watermelon…

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Recipe for Slavery: Take US farm labor relations, add “guestworker” visas, and voila… Forced labor!

Federal prosecutors in Honolulu unseal indictment charging forced labor ring active in 13 states including — yet again — Florida Multi-state operation involves guestworker recruiting giant Global Horizons in what prosecutors are calling “the largest human trafficking case in US history”… Labor Day weekend will be celebrated with a little more meaning this year by 400 farmworkers from around the country whose bosses were charged yesterday by Justice Department officials in Hawaii with “conspiracy to commit human trafficking.” Six people in the US were charged in the case, including four employees of Global Horizons Manpower, Inc, a labor recruiting company […]

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Photo report of U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis’ visit to CIW now online!

Secretary Solis addresses the press at the CIW community center following her tour of the Modern-Day Slavery Museum. See a complete photo report here. Sec. Solis to News-Press: Visit intended to “show the (Obama) administration’s support for the farmworker community and in the fight against labor abuses.”…. See the photo report here! In a visit aimed at casting light on the urgent need to improve labor conditions for America’s farmworkers, US Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis traveled to Immokalee today and met with CIW members and staff. Sec. Solis made it clear that her visit reflected support at the highest […]

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Publix protest set for Sunday in Sarasota!

Plus… Check out this must-read Op/Ed published in today’s Sarasota Herald Tribune: “Local Christian Leaders Support Farmworkers” If you live in the Southwest Florida area (that means you, Tampa, Ft. Myers, Naples, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Venice… and you, too, Lakeland, Wimauma, Arcadia, Palmetto!…) and support the Fair Food Movement, you need to be in Sarasota tomorrow afternoon for the big Publix protest. From our allies at Interfaith Action of Southwest Florida: Dear Friends, A fantastic guest editorial today in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune by a sizable group of Sarasota clergy — titled “Local Christian Leaders Support Farmworkers” — invites readers […]

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