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CIW Women’s Group

TODAY: Stand with farmworker women by calling Wendy’s Board Chairman Nelson Peltz!

CIW Women to Wendy’s leadership:  “We need Wendy’s to join its peers in order to expand these crucial, life-changing gains to the hundreds of thousands of farmworker women who continue to labor under the oppressive conditions that persist beyond the Fair Food Program’s protections.”This afternoon, dozens of CIW members and their children — accompanied by hundreds of New Yorkers and allies from across the Northeast — will march to the offices of Wendy’s Board Chairman Nelson Peltz in Manhattan.  As we head now into the holiday season, it has been months since the CIW Women’s Group penned a powerful letter to Mr. Peltz, […]

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PHOTO REPORT: Hundreds of allies and farmworkers march in Miami, Washington DC in support of dignity for women in the fields!

Women farmworkers to Wendy’s, Publix:  “We will never go back to the way it was before, living every day with exploitation — we want all women to have the experience of working with dignity.”This past weekend, the brisk fall weather drew hundreds of farmworkers and allies out onto the sidewalks in both Miami, Florida, and Washington, DC, for two high-spirited protests in support of Fair Food.  Galvanized by the explosive national conversation about the widespread epidemic of sexual harassment in the workplace, the marchers took action to put a stop to sexual violence in U.S. agricultural fields — the very fields where observers […]

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Starting today (Friday, 11/10), the Harvest without Violence Campaign hits New York City!

Farmworker women take fight to end sexual violence to the doorstep of Wendy’s Board Chair, Nelson Peltz…CIW Women’s Group to remind Peltz of his fellow CEO’s words of warning (Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook):  “If you know something is happening and you fail to take action, whether you are a man or a woman — especially when you are in power — you are responsible, too.”Starting today, Friday, November 10, and continuing through Nov. 20th, the CIW’s new “Harvest without Violence” mobile exhibit is hitting the Big Apple! After weeks with no response to the CIW Women’s Group’s powerful letter to Wendy’s Board Chairman Nelson Peltz, farmworkers […]

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Part Two: “We are not victims — we are not asking for charity, we are calling for justice!”

Farmworker Women to Wendy’s executives: “We want to work with dignity in the fields.”Last Sunday, farmworkers stood alongside religious leaders from across the city of Columbus, Wendy’s hometown, for a moving interfaith service at First Congregational United Church of Christ.  The next morning, it was time for action. With spirits buoyed by the support of the Columbus community, CIW members headed to Ohio State University carrying a beautiful quilt composed of patches stitched together and designed by Immokalee farmworkers.  The quilt gave voice to the workers’ experiences with sexual harassment and violence in the fields, to their thoughts on the extraordinary transformation brought about […]

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Part One: CIW Women’s Group Harvest without Violence Tour arrives in Columbus!

Farmworkers debut new Harvest without Violence Mobile Exhibit, join forces with religious leaders from across Columbus, ahead of protest at Wendy’s corporate headquarters…This past weekend, the CIW Women’s Group, accompanied by CIW members and allies, rolled into Columbus, Ohio, on the first of two Harvest without Violence Tours.  The ensuing days were a whirlwind of consumer education and action in support of the workers’ demand that Wendy’s take responsibility for — and help end — violence against farmworker women in its supply chain by joining the Fair Food Program.  The weekend’s jam-packed agenda included the debut of the new Harvest without Violence Mobile Exhibit, a moving […]

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