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PHOTO REPORT: Hundreds of allies and farmworkers march in Miami, Washington DC in support of dignity for women in the fields!

Women farmworkers to Wendy’s, Publix:  “We will never go back to the way it was before, living every day with exploitation — we want all women to have the experience of working with dignity.”This past weekend, the brisk fall weather drew hundreds of farmworkers and allies out onto the sidewalks in both Miami, Florida, and Washington, DC, for two high-spirited protests in support of Fair Food.  Galvanized by the explosive national conversation about the widespread epidemic of sexual harassment in the workplace, the marchers took action to put a stop to sexual violence in U.S. agricultural fields — the very fields where observers […]

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CIW’s Lupe Gonzalo: “Only together were we able to break our silence…”

The Together Live Tour — the nationwide event featuring U.S. Soccer Superstar Abby Wambach, New York Times bestselling author Glennon Doyle, and the CIW’s own Lupe Gonzalo — has swept through six cities at a whirlwind pace over the last four  weeks.  Following shows in San José, Phoenix, and Austin, the show bounced to Washington, DC, Nashville, and Minneapolis!  Today, we bring you highlights from the powerhouse tour, which is now in its final stretch as it heads to Chicago and Philadelphia.Starting in Washington, DC, Glennon followed Lupe’s presentation with a new reflection on the long and critically important history of immigration in the […]

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Mailbag! A letter from the Fair Food Nation to Immokalee…

[hupso title=”Inspired by @FoodChainsFilm, DC middle schoolers sell lemonade for farmworker justice!” url=”http://ciw-online.org/blog/2015/05/mailbag-middle-school/”] Inspired by “Food Chains,” DC middle schoolers sell lemonade for farmworker justice! “Fair” is one of the first words we learn when we need to distinguish right from wrong in the world.  “That’s not fair!” is a universal childhood lament that echoes across playgrounds, streets, and backyards around the country and across generations.  Indeed, children come into this world with an innate sense of justice, an inner compass that reels when things are not right, or fair, around them. We here in Immokalee were reminded of that precious quality of youth late last week, when we received a remarkable letter from two […]

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Media round-up! News of Wendy’s Founder’s Week of Action from across the nation…

[hupso_hide][hupso title=”MEDIA ROUND UP! @Wendys #FoundersWeekofAction generates press across nation…” url=”http://ciw-online.org/?p=17359″] It’s that time again!  For the past few weeks, articles have been piling up about the Wendy’s campaign, but — amidst all the beautiful photos and reports pouring in from across the country — we haven’t had a chance to share them.  And that can only mean one thing…  It’s time for a media round-up. Here below are highlights from three excellent articles as well as a comprehensive list from this wildly successful week of action: “Hundreds join Founder’s Week march for fair food in Wendy’s home town” November 18, The […]

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Massive numbers, multiple actions rock Wendy’s!

[hupso_hide][hupso title=”100s upon 100s! Massive protests greet @Wendys during #FoundersWeekofAction across the #FairFoodNation!” url=”http://ciw-online.org/?p=17217″] Over 200 protesters marched on Wendy’s in Columbus, OH, to demand that the hamburger giant join the rest of the fast-food leaders in advancing the human rights of farmworkers in its supply chain. 200 in Ohio, 130 in DC, 120 in Miami, 80 high schoolers in Jacksonville, plus protests in Austin, Oakland, Chapel Hill, New York, Princeton, Haverford, Providence, St. Louis …  just to name a few!  Things just got a whole lot more real for Wendy’s. The 2013-2014 Fair Food season began in earnest this past […]

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Fair Food nation calling on Wendy’s to end the hypocrisy with “Founder’s Week” protests!

[hupso_hide][hupso title=”Watch out, @Wendys! @Sfalliance, #FairFoodNation to have actions for @wendys founder’s week” url=”http://ciw-online.org/?p=17040″] Allies in cities across the country will be taking action at local Wendy’s restaurants the week of Nov. 11 (click here for the full schedule!), calling on Wendy’s to live up to the values espoused by its late founder, Dave Thomas… No corporation is a person, despite the convoluted legal logic that gave us the Citizens United decision.  People love their children, mourn their dead, and laugh until they cry.  But that doesn’t mean corporations don’t have personalities.  Every company has a slightly different internal culture, a distinct […]

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Wendy’s Week of Action Sweeps through Midwest on Way to East Coast!

rom the nothernmost reaches of Providence to down south on the Treasure Coast of Florida, Fair Food activists close out summer with a bang!

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With the Wendy’s shareholders’ meeting in NYC just around the corner, the pressure is rising on the final fast-food holdout…

Head of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), farmworker mothers pen letters to Wendy’s calling on the hamburger giant to do the right thing ahead of next week’s national actions.

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Trader Joe’s Northeast Tour August 2-12, 2011

The Northeast Tour started out with a visit by several of the Tour participants to the watermelon fields of Delaware’s eastern shore, where members of the CIW’s watermelon cooperative (above) were hard at work harvesting melons

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Trader Joe’s Northeast Tour gets off to a great start in Washington, DC…

Trader Joe’s Northeast Tour gets off to a great start in Washington, DC…

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