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Unbound, national Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) online journal, amplifies call for Wendy’s Boycott…

“The church standing with us… is essential if we are to stop Wendy’s from profiting off of worker exploitation and to strengthen the human rights advances we have secured through the Fair Food Program…”It has been almost a month since the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) stood up to become the first major religious body to endorse the Wendy’s boycott — a precedent-setting move that to led to several other influential national bodies of faith to follow in its footsteps.  As anyone familiar with the Church’s long and vibrant history of working for social justice would know, PC (USA)’s endorsement was simply a beginning, not […]

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“This is not a film about oppression, it’s actually a film about transformation”…

[hupso title=”‘This is not a film about oppression, it’s actually a film about transformation’ – @EvaLongoria @Chrislhayes” url=”http://ciw-online.org/blog/2014/11/food-chains-media/”]   MSNBC, Washington Post and many, many more national media weigh in on “Food Chains” and the movement for Fair Food! The day has finally arrived, and “Food Chains” hits theaters in major cities around the country today.  Ahead of its release, major media outlets have been turning their attention to the film and to the Fair Food movement that is its subject.   The MSNBC interview above is yet another great look at the CIW’s Fair Food Program through the eyes […]

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“If you can make it there”… New York embraces CIW, “Food Chains” at US premiere of new documentary!

[hupso_hide][hupso title=”NY embraces @CIW, @FoodChainsFilm at @TribecaFilmFest!” url=”http://ciw-online.org/?p=19310″] Eva Longoria headlines at Tribeca premiere, joins with New York Times to carry CIW all the way to #7 on the global Twitter trending list…  Last Friday, the New York Times featured — on the front page and above the fold — an excellent story on the CIW’s Fair Food Program (“In Florida Tomato Fields, a Penny Buys Progress”).  The article introduced millions of readers to what Janice Fine, a labor relations professor at Rutgers University, called “the best workplace-monitoring program I’ve seen in the U.S.”  The article rocketed to #5 on the Times’ […]

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Countdown begins to Saturday premiere of “Food Chains” at Tribeca Film Festival in NYC!

[hupso_hide][hupso title=”Countdown to @TribecaFilm begins! @FoodChainsFilm to premiere this week in #NYC…” url=”http://ciw-online.org/?p=19276″] Tribeca Talks panel following premiere to feature Executive Producers Eva Longoria, Eric Schlosser and the CIW’s Gerardo Reyes… Here’s the media advisory, hot off the presses.  If you’re in the NYC area, we look forward to seeing you this weekend at the big premier! U.S. PREMIERE OF FOOD CHAINS AT THE 2014 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL  SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 2014 Food Chains will premiere in New York at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 26, 2014 at 2pm at the School of Visual Arts (SVA), with a special panel discussion […]

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American history happens in a watermelon shed…

[hupso_hide][hupso title=”World responds to @Walmart joining #FairFoodProgram! Press, statements, social media…” url=”http://ciw-online.org/?p=17932″] The world responds to news of the Walmart agreement! — “American history happens in a watermelon packing shed…” — “The struggle for labor justice in the fields of the United States—and perhaps far beyond—took an historic stride forward yesterday…” — “One of the most effective programs to curb sexual harassment and assault in the agriculture fields expands today with the inking of a national contract with Wal-Mart…” — “Con el acuerdo anunciado, la organización de jornaleros, en su mayoría inmigrantes mexicanos junto con guatemaltecos y haitianos, logró hoy […]

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A good couple of days for Fair Food…

[hupso title=”.@CIW at #FourFreedoms Ceremony: Hope that a better world, a more human world, was in fact possible…” url=”http://ciw-online.org/?p=16864″] “Hope that a better world, a more humane world, was in fact possible…” Four Freedoms Medal ceremony, massive Wendy’s protest, highlight week full of momentum in movement for Fair Food! “Somewhere we have heard that the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice… Today, for the first time in the history of the south, this dream is coming true for farmworkers in Florida’s agriculture.  For the first time, we have a place at the table. In our […]

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Press Release: Wendell Berry, Paul Krugman, CIW comment on upcoming Four Freedoms Awards…

[hupso_hide][hupso title=”CIW, Wendell Berry, Paul Krugman comment Upcoming #FourFreedoms Award in #NYC in Oct!” url=”http://ciw-online.org/?p=16129″] Roosevelt Institute announces time, place for October awards gala!  The October 16th award ceremony in New York City is approaching, and this week the Roosevelt Institute issued a press release with details on the upcoming gala  and quotations from the various laureates — including novelist and environmental activist Wendell Berry and Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman — on the significance of the prestigious award.   Paul Krugman, who will receive the Freedom of Speech and Expression Medal “for challenging economic orthodoxy and advancing a more […]

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Fair Food movement gains key new ally in campaign to demand respect for human rights in Publix supply chain!

International anti-slavery champion Walk Free to mobilize network of 2 million activists, call on Publix to “join the Fair Food Program and ensure our tomatoes meet the highest human rights standards in the food industry.”

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Business Ethics Network BENNY Award

The Business Ethics Network, run by Corporate Ethics International, is a professional association of corporate campaigners working to change corporate practices on such issues as labor rights and the environment.

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