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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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The Nation: “There’s a Nationwide Boycott of Wendy’s Underway…”

“For over a decade the small coalition of farmworkers and community activists have taken on the giants of Big Ag and built a new system of labor protection. Now they’re taking the fight to a Goliath in red pigtails…”Last week, as the Midwest and Southeast “Behind the Braids” Tours were wrapping up, attention turned to the next tour on the horizon:  The Northeast Tour, which will be making its way through the states of New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Massachusetts in the week ahead.  Be sure to check back soon for news from the Northeast as the Wendy’s Boycott continues […]

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BOYCOTT!… Farmworkers, consumers declare national boycott of fast-food giant Wendy’s!

CIW to Wendy’s: “We are here to remind Nelson Peltz that there is something more important than money:  Dignity!” As the sun began to dip behind New York’s skyscrapers yesterday afternoon, hundreds upon hundreds of consumers crowded in around an impromptu stage constructed just off Columbus Circle.  The Fair Food Nation had been abuzz for hours with news of a big announcement in the CIW’s three-year campaign against Wendy’s and, following the debut of a powerful new popular theater piece, farmworkers from Immokalee took to the stage with a rousing call that echoed loud and clear over the din and hustle of downtown Manhattan:  Boycott Wendy’s!By any measure, it was […]

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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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BREAKING: CIW, allies to march on NYC offices of Wendy’s Chairman Nelson Peltz!

Mark your calendar!  This coming Monday, November 16th, CIW and allies will march through the heart of New York City from a Wendy’s franchise to the office of its Chairman, Nelson Peltz.Here below is the official press release:Gerardo Reyes ChavezCoalition of Immokalee Workers workers@ciw-online.org, (239) 675-9234MEDIA ADVISORY:New York City Residents, Farmworkers to March on Park Avenue Offices of Wendy’s Chairman Nelson Peltz, Call on Fast Food Company to Join Award-Winning Human Rights ProgramNew York, NY – On Monday, November 16, farmworkers and New York City residents – including clergy, community leaders, students, and concerned consumers — will march from the Wendy’s restaurant […]

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“Food Chains” private screening in NYC brings out a VIP crowd…

[hupso_hide][hupso title=”@FoodChainsFilm private screening in NYC recruits powerful new allies to the #FairFoodNation!” url=”http://ciw-online.org/blog/2014/07/food-chains-private-screening-nyc/“] Screening recruits powerful new allies in the fight for Fair Food! These past few weeks, while millions of Americans have been hitting the beaches or heading to the hills to escape the mid-summer heat, the intrepid film crew from the documentary “Food Chains” has been criss-crossing the country as part of the long promotional campaign ahead of the film’s big November release.   Their tour brought them to New York City this past Tuesday for an invitation-only showing of the film at the Bryant Park Hotel screening room in midtown […]

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You can run, but you can’t hide from Fair Food! Part II…

[hupso_hide][hupso title=”#TomatoRabbis storm the castle!” url=”http://ciw-online.org/”] Rabbinic delegation visits Wendy’s Chairman Nelson Peltz at his Park Avenue office, demands answers on human rights and the Fair Food Program… Last week we brought you the story of a live TV interview that took a surprising turn when CNBC reporter Jane Wells decided to grill Wendy’s CEO Emil Brolick on why the company continues to thumb its nose at human rights and refuse to join the CIW’s Fair Food Program. Today we bring you a report from a recent visit by a delegation of rabbis and rabbinical students to the Manhattan offices of Trian Partners, the […]

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