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MEDIA ROUND-UP: From NYC to Palm Beach, Wendy’s Board Chair Nelson Peltz’s hometown papers lift up Fair Food…

Following protests in New York City and West Palm Beach, national and local news shine spotlight on Wendy’s refusal to join the Fair Food Program and do its part to support efforts to end sexual violence against women in the fields…Last Sunday afternoon, farmworker women and their families, alongside South Florida allies, kept a fall season of action rolling with a protest at the Wendy’s restaurant nearest to Nelson Peltz’s multi-million dollar Palm Beach mansion. The colorful picket was hard to miss as cars drove down Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, a principal thoroughfare connecting West Palm Beach and the exclusive community of Palm Beach Island.Indeed, […]

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CIW’s Lupe Gonzalo on Nelson Peltz refusal to meet following massive march in NYC: “This was not as simple as refusing a group of people…”

“… It was an acceptance of the violence and sexual harassment that continues to happen in the fields.”PHOTO REPORT: 250+ march to the New York offices of Wendy’s Board Chair Nelson Peltz to demand an end to sexual violence against women farmworkers!During Manhattan’s packed rush hour on Monday evening, well over two hundred consumer allies from around New York City – and from as far away as Boston and Washington, DC – joined a group of two dozen farmworker women, men, and children from Immokalee to march from a Wendy’s franchise to the Park Avenue offices of Wendy’s Board Chairman, […]

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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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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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Farmworker women to Wendy’s CEO: “Sexual violence has been our daily bread for decades”…

CIW Women’s Group pens powerful letters to Wendy’s CEO Todd Penegor & Board Chair Nelson Peltz to educate company leaders on farmworker women’s struggle against sexual harassment and assault in the fields, request meeting to discuss sexual violence against women in Wendy’s supply chain face-to-face;Penegor and Peltz’s response to date?  Two weeks of silence, and counting…Also: CIW puts final touches on impressive “Harvest without Violence” mobile exhibit as workers in Immokalee and Ohio allies prepare for next Monday’s big action at Wendy’s headquarters!Two weeks ago, the CIW Women’s Group sent a letter to Wendy’s CEO, Mr. Todd Penegor, and another to Wendy’s […]

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Wendy’s Board Chairman and billionaire investor Nelson Peltz to rabbis: “I have plenty of rabbis in my life…”

Rabbis to Peltz: “Mr. Peltz had better prepare himself to have more and more rabbis in his life.”T’ruah:  “Each day that you continue to turn your back on farmworkers, and on our shared Jewish commitments to liberation from slavery, fair wages, and dignified working conditions, more and more rabbis will call on you — and Wendy’s — to forswear exploitation and support human rights…”“… The first principle enshrined in the opening chapter of the Torah teaches us that every human being is created b’tzelem Elohim, in the image of God; therefore each person deserves to be treated with equal and […]

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Rabbi Barbara Penzner: “What is Nelson Peltz teaching his sons at their bar mitzvah celebration?…”

Jewish blog turns up heat on Wendy’s Board Chairman Nelson Peltz for lavish bar mitzvah, even as Peltz blocks better wages, working conditions for farmworkers at last week’s shareholder meeting…Nelson Peltz is a very wealthy man, one of the wealthiest people in the world, in fact.  As Chairman of Wendy’s Board of Directors and one of the company’s largest shareholders, Mr. Peltz is also one of Wendy’s top decision makers.  And Wendy’s is the only one of the country’s top five fast-food companies to decide — in 2016, after five years of unprecedented progress for farmworkers in Florida under the Fair Food Program — […]

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Final media round-up from Workers’ Voice Tour! News of Wendy’s boycott spreads far and wide…

From New York to Florida, media coverage of Workers’ Voice Tour builds pressure on Wendy’s, billionaire chairman Nelson Peltz, to join Fair Food Program…Even as the chants for farmworker justice echoed off the bougainvillea-covered walls of Worth Ave in Palm Beach a few short weeks ago, the workers’ call for a national boycott of the fast-food giant Wendy’s was being heard in towns and cities across the country, thanks to an unprecedented level of media coverage at both the local and national levels.  The flood of coverage was topped off with last week’s explosive bit of investigative journalism from Harper’s Magazine, an article entitled […]

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“If you’re going to make an impression, come to the place where the chairman is on holiday”…

Ethel Kennedy joins workers from Immokalee, consumers from across Florida, as Workers’ Voice Tour rolls through Palm Beach calling on Wendy’s board chair and part-time resident Nelson Peltz to support farmworkers’ fundamental human rights!Marking the end of an historic ten-day tour — a tour that started with the declaration of a national Wendy’s Boycott in New York City and continued with a massive march through Wendy’s hometown of Columbus, Ohio — farmworkers and their consumer allies saved the best for last on Saturday with a 2.7-mile march on the exclusive island community of Palm Beach, filling the streets with over 500 exuberant marchers calling on Wendy’s to join […]

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Workers embark on Workers’ Voice Tour with wind in their sails thanks to National Council of Churches’ open letter to Wendy’s, Brolick, and Peltz!

Workers in Immokalee woke up this morning with one thing on their mind: The long-awaited launch of the 2016 Workers’ Voice Tour!  Packing piles of protest art, dozens of duffel bags stuffed with rarely used cold-weather clothes, and enough supplies for a hundred people on the road for ten days, workers and their allies climbed aboard the bus and its satellite vans as the caravan for farm labor justice hit the road today at 10:00 am, destination: New York City.And thanks to the National Council of Churches, they are not heading out alone!  Far from it, in fact, as the NCC — representing […]

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