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Tomato Rabbis honor “Human Rights Shabbat” by turning up the heat on Wendy’s!

[hupso_hide][hupso title=”.@Truah leaders take letter to key @Wendys shareholder PUBLIC for Intl #HumanRights Day!” url=”http://ciw-online.org/?p=17536″] Rabbinic letter to key Wendy’s shareholder taken public after private efforts go without response; Rabbis lead Wendy’s delegations in 15 cities… On December 10th, 1950, the United Nations proclaimed the first ever International Human Rights Day, a day to draw the attention of the world to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the standard for social and economic justice toward which all nations, and all peoples, should strive.  Set out in that hallowed declaration are many essential labor rights, including the right “to not be […]

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Photo Report: CIW families, consumers teach Publix the true meaning of Labor Day!

[hupso_hide][hupso title=”Labor Day Weekend of Action in FL: CIW’s Women’s Group leads the way” url=”http://ciw-online.org/?p=16081″] CIW’s Women’s Group leads the way in big Labor Day Weekend of Action across Florida… Four years ago, CIW members took their call for Publix to sign a Fair Food agreement to the streets for the very first time.  This past weekend, CIW members once again loaded protest art, water, and a formidable team, led by farmworker mothers and their families, into four vans and headed north.  As was the case on that very first Publix protest four years ago, the CIW members were fueled this past […]

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Peeps protesting Publix…

… and a march media round-up!

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A tomato on the Seder plate…

This week, at hundreds of Passover Seders across the country, Florida’s modern story of farmworker liberation is sitting squarely at the center of the holiday table.

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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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Southwest Florida religious leader excoriates Publix in powerful Op/Ed!

In a scorching Op/Ed published in Monday’s Ft. Myers News-Press, Rabbi Bruce Diamond penned a rousing call to action for all people of faith — all Fair Food activists — who are exasperated with Publix’s refusal to do its part in reforming farm labor conditions in Florida.

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On the Occasion of the Groundbreaking Agreement between the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and Pacific Tomato Growers

Today we celebrate the groundbreaking agreement between the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) and Pacific Tomato Growers. We are grateful to witness this display of social responsibility. This agreement will bring about basic rights for farmworkers. We hope and pray that the spirit of collaboration exhibited by the CIW and Pacific Tomato Growers leads the way to a future in which farmworkers and farmers work together with respect for the dignity of all persons whose labor makes possible our nation’s food.

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