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Boot the Braids!… Student-led Wendy’s campaign set to hit the road running this coming school year!

[hupso_hide][hupso title=”Immokalee prepares for #2014Encuentro! Students & youth from #FairFoodNation make plans for @Wendys this fall…” url=”http://ciw-online.org/blog/2014/08/encuentro/”] With the annual Student/Farmworker Alliance “Encuentro” just around the corner, student and youth leaders of the Fair Food Nation train their sights on Wendy’s with an echo of the seminal “Boot the Bell” campus-based movement…  It’s that time of year again, as the first cool breezes of fall break months of summer heat and students across the country prepare for the new school year ahead.  Of course, in Immokalee, preparing for the new school year can only mean one thing: the Student/Farmworker Alliance […]

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“This is the best workplace-monitoring program I’ve seen in the US”… Don’t miss today’s New York Times story on the Fair Food Program!

[hupso_hide][hupso title=”#FairFoodProgram best workplace monitoring program in US – @NYTimes” url=”http://ciw-online.org”] Front page New York Times story takes a close look at Fair Food Program, traces trajectory of Florida tomato industry “from being the worst to the best” workplace environment in US agriculture; Story hits on eve of US premiere of “Food Chains” at Tribeca Film Festival… Today’s New York Times features a story on the CIW and the Fair Food Program on the front page that really needs no lead-in or additional commentary.  So, we’ll do the smart thing and reprint the piece here below in its entirety and let […]

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You CAN go home again…

[hupso_hide][hupso title=”Short title” url=”the URL”] CIW returns to Louisville, the birthplace of Fair Food, to visit with dear old friends and rekindle powerful alliances for the Wendy’s campaign! In March, 2005, Taco Bell’s parent company Yum Brands, based in Louisville, KY, signed the first-ever Fair Food agreement with the CIW after four long years of boycott.  During those four years, we built deep and lasting friendships with many, many residents of Louisville, people with an abiding belief in justice, in human rights, and in the faith that we can, through our concerted efforts, build a better, more humane world.   […]

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4 million-member-strong anti-slavery leader Walk Free enters the fray in Wendy’s campaign!

[hupso_hide][hupso title=”#antislavery leader @WalkFree launches e-action calling on @Wendys to join #FairFoodNation!” url=”http://ciw-online.org/?p=16713″] International anti-slavery giant Walk Free launches e-action calling on Wendy’s to “sign the Fair Food Agreement now and help end slavery forever in Florida’s tomato fields.” The Australia-based anti-slavery organization Walk Free — which boasts a community of over 4 million members — wrote a novel email to its vast network of supporters the other day.  Like most emails calling for action in the anti-slavery movement, it began by recounting the story of a worker, Antonio, forced to work against his will. But then this email took […]

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Fair Pay Program Honorable

In our Sept. 23 editorial “Workers deserve back pay,” we expressed alarm at a lawsuit filed, claiming that certain farmworkers hadn’t been paid per the extra “penny-a-pound” pact negotiated by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers with tomato buyers.

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Taco Bell Boycott Press, 2001

Boycott the Bell! Press Spotlight Weekly Planet, “Picking a Fight” June 7-13. This is an excellent article that ties the history of the Coalition with the Taco Bell boycott: “In today’s anti-corporate atmosphere, the chances that people will choose not to buy are pretty good. Many of those who are beginning to insist that corporate responsibility should go with huge corporate profits are students — exactly the demographic that Taco Bell targets. There are hundreds of Taco Bells on college campuses around the country and plenty of students who’d just as soon shut them down as buy products that are […]

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“Immokalee workers raise stakes; May boycott fast-food chain in try to raise tomato prices”

They’ve been asking for years but haven’t gotten what they want.

So now, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers is bringing out its big guns: a high-profile, multi-faceted national campaign and the threat of a boycott designed to persuade Burger King to pay a penny more a pound for tomatoes and “eliminate slavery and human rights abuses from Florida’s fields.”

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Advisory: Sanders to Meet Florida Farm Workers

WASHINGTON, January 16 – Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will meet with farm workers in Florida on Thursday and Friday to support their campaign to persuade Burger King to join other fast-food chains that have raised the pay for tomato pickers by paying a penny a pound more for the product.

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Yum! Brands extends the Taco Bell agreement to the rest of its five major brands!..

KFC, Pizza Hut, Long John Silvers, and A&W Restaurants add their weight to the growing movement for Fair Food…

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Jobs with Justice of East Tennesse Letter to Burger King Manager

Jobs With Justice of East Tennessee is a coalition of grassroots communiity groups, students, churches, and labor unions that advocates for worker rights and economic justice. We are demonstrating at your place of business in support

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