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Campaign for Fair Food

“If they did it, shouldn’t everyone?…”

You’re More Powerful Than You Think by Eric Liu⎢Book Trailer from Citizen Film. CIW, Campaign for Fair Food celebrated in prologue of new book on democratic participation and organizing for social justice!Success of workers in Immokalee proof that, “You’re more powerful than you think”…Eric Liu, the author of a new book on how to make your voice heard in the decisions that affect your life, titled “You’re More Powerful Than You Think: A Citizen’s Guide to Making Change Happen,” needed a story for his prologue that would capture his message that profound social change is possible no matter what your circumstances.  So he […]

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It’s still a pig…

Wendy’s latest public relations ploy in response to Campaign for Fair Food isn’t fooling anyone…Sometimes, you just have to hand it to Wikipedia.  It can be a wonderful resource, with clear, concise definitions of just about every concept under the sun.  Here’s a good example, brought to mind by the very latest news out of Wendy’s public relations department:Lipstick on a pig – Wikipedia To put “lipstick on a pig” is a rhetorical expression, used to convey the message that making superficial or cosmetic changes is a futile attempt to disguise the true nature of a product.The latest “news” from Wendy’s PR shop… Earlier this […]

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100+ Floridians take to the streets to keep the heat on Publix…

Farmworker families, allies launch series of fall Publix actions with massive protest at Sarasota’s Bay St. Publix, calling on Florida’s grocer to join the Fair Food Program!Last weekend, even as Publix executives up north began to prepare for the upcoming North Carolina Publix Truth Tour, the Southeastern grocer got an earful from its own hometown residents down in Florida!  Last Sunday, over 100 allies joined dozens of farmworkers and their families from Immokalee for a colorful protest at Sarasota’s Bay Street Publix.Here is an excellent report from the Alliance for Fair Food on the high-spirited weekend protest:This past Sunday, scores of Sarasota community allies united […]

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NOW LIVE: Concert & Parade for Fair Food website up and running…

[hupso title=”NOW LIVE: Concert & Parade for #FairFood website” url=”http://ciw-online.org/concert/”] It is that time of year again!  The scent of orange blossoms fills the air and the temperatures are rising here in Florida, while up north, the last snows of the season stubbornly ensnare the world in winter’s icy grip.  That can only mean one thing: Time for the Fair Food Nation to head south and gather with workers from Immokalee for its annual spring action! With just over one month to go before the big Concert & Parade for Fair Food, CIW members and their allies are hitting the road, crisscrossing the state […]

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Fair Food Program label finds its first home at Whole Foods!

[hupso title=”.@FairFoodProgram label finds first home at @WholeFoods!” url=”http://ciw-online.org/blog/2014/12/first-label/”] Fair Food Program label appearing in Whole Foods stores in Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina today, will continue to expand where Fair Food Program tomatoes sold… Just over one month ago we revealed to the world the freshly-minted Fair Food Program label, an attractive image of a proud female farmworker that declared that the tomatoes she picked had been harvested under the protections of the CIW’s Fair Food Program.  The logo — “Consumer Powered, Worker Certified”: Today, just over one month later, that fresh new image and logo are displayed […]

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“Here today, we are a river…”

[hupso_hide][hupso title=”CIW, allies deliver 360k+ signatures from @WalkFree petition to @Publix headquarters!” url=”http://ciw-online.org/?p=17395″] CIW, allies deliver 360,000+ signatures from Walk Free petition to Publix Headquarters in Lakeland! Yesterday morning, CIW Fair Food Program education teams fanned out to several farms in the Central Florida region to hold training sessions with farmworkers on their rights and responsibilities under the Fair Food Code of Conduct, including the right to work free from forced labor. The education sessions, held on the farm and on the clock, form the foundation of the Fair Food Program’s unparalleled monitoring and enforcement mechanisms that are transforming the […]

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First ever Fair Food Program Annual Report now online!

[hupso_hide][hupso title=”First ever #FairFoodProgram Report now online!” url=”http://ciw-online.org/?p=17259″] The report, issued by the Fair Food Standards Council (FFSC), offers unprecedented insight into the outcomes — both the concrete advances and the continuing challenges — from the first two harvest seasons under the oversight of the FFSC… As the Fair Food Program enters its third season in full effect in Florida’s $650 million tomato industry, the Fair Food Standards Council — the third party monitoring organization that audits Participating Growers’ farms, investigates workers’  complaints, and enforces the Fair Food Code of Conduct — has issued its inaugural “State of the Program” […]

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March on Trader Joe’s Headquarters Monrovia, CA October 21, 2011

March on Trader Joe’s Headquarters Monrovia, CA October 21, 2011

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Fair Food Festival Community/Farmworker Alliance New York, New York

This past Saturday, Fair Food activists gathered for the family-friendly Fair Food Festival in Brooklyn, NY, an all-day event sponsored by a number of local organizations, including the indomitable Community/Farmworker Alliance.

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Special Comment on the Lawsuit Filed Recently Against Burger King

Many of you may have already read coverage of a lawsuit filed this week in Miami against Burger King involving questions around the payment of penny-per-pound funds to farmworkers. It’s hard to figure out where Florida Legal Services could possibly be coming from with this lawsuit. But we do know this, it’s not coming from any basis in fact.

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