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What a year it was! 2015 Fair Food Year in Review…

After a year packed with such spectacular highlights, 2016 promises to be a pivotal year for the Fair Food movement…It’s that time of year again, when we take a moment to look back on the events of the past year — on the remarkable progress we have all made together in just twelve short months — and to reflect on what new advances, and challenges, the year ahead might hold for the Fair Food movement.2015 was a banner year in the fight for Fair Food, so much so that choosing which stories to highlight was no easy task!  The year wasn’t a week old […]

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Fair Food Program takes United Nations Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva by storm…

Phil Bloomer, Executive Director of Business and Human Rights Resource Center: CIW’s Fair Food Program “a powerful example of the Protect, Respect, and Remedy pillars (of the UN General Principles)”…In a remarkable panel convened in partnership between the United Nation’s Working Group on Business and Human Rights and the Business and Human Rights Resource Center, the CIW’s Fair Food Program took center stage at the United Nations in Geneva last week, and its enforcement-focused, worker-driven model was the talk of the three-day forum. Praised variously as “inspiring”, “impressive”, and “powerful”, the Fair Food Program was lifted up by the panel organizers as a […]

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“The Fair Food Program is a proven model for change in US agriculture…”

[hupso title=”.@CompassGroupUSA’s @cheryl_queen weighs in on expanding the @FairFoodProgram” url=””] VP of Compass Group USA reflects on relationship with the CIW and decision to expand commitment to the Fair Food Program… Late last month, Compass Group USA made a big splash when they announced plans to expand their commitment to the Fair Food Program within their supply chain!  As a part of their new Sustainability Platform, Compass Group declared that they would “extend the [Fair Food] Code of Conduct and penny-per-pound premium to crops other than tomatoes and beyond Florida” by 2020. In light of this exciting new development, we asked Compass Group’s […]

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CIW receives Presidential Medal for Extraordinary Efforts in Combatting Modern-Day Slavery at White House Forum!

 Sec. Kerry: “This is an extraordinary accomplishment, and reminds all of us not just of the work that we have to do, but that dedicated individuals, like those here with us today from the Coalition, can strike out against injustice, break down barriers, and make a world of difference.”Yesterday was a landmark day in the history of CIW’s fight for farm labor justice.Twenty years ago, workers rose up in the fields and in the dusty streets of a dirt-poor town by the strange name of Immokalee to demand an end to the systematic violation of their fundamental human rights.  The CIW was born in those […]

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Social media chatter surges around the March for Rights, Respect and Fair Food!

Facebook, Twitter and the blogosphere alive with messages from marchers, well wishers!

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Compass Group, CIW announce agreement!

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis recognizes agreement for fair wages and safeguards in Florida fields

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