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Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
May 18, 2022 at 12:41 PM

ACTION ALERT: Call Trian Partners TODAY as the Wendy’s annual shareholder meeting is underway!

PLUS: Check out the full update from last week’s big action outside Trian Partners headquarters in midtown Manhattan! Click here to call Trian Partners TODAY during Wendy’s annual shareholder meeting to express your demand for real human rights protections in Wendy’s produce supply chain! Call Tr…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
May 17, 2022 at 1:37 PM

Forced to play defense, Wendy’s makes last-minute plea to shareholders not to vote against Board Chair Nelson Peltz...

… But shareholders and corporate accountability advocates quickly fire back in new SEC filing! VOTE NO leaders IASJ and Majority Action cite Wendy’s “continued silence on potential connections between its supply chain and forced labor” as key element in closing argument.  As we shared last week — …
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
May 16, 2022 at 2:43 PM

“Vote No” Shareholder Campaign Continues to Light Up Top Financial Press; Major Shareholder Vote This Week!

Shareholder-led campaign to “VOTE NO ON PELTZ” touches down in major financial outlets Bloomberg, Financial Times ahead of Wednesday’s big shareholder vote  As we head into the homestretch ahead of the major Wendy’s shareholder vote this week, the story of Wendy’s failure to listen to its sharehold…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
May 12, 2022 at 3:26 PM

TODAY: Rally and street theater in NYC!

PLUS: New York City Retirement Systems cast vote AGAINST Wendy’s Board Chair Nelson Peltz! BIG DEVELOPMENT! New York City Retirement Systems cast vote AGAINST Wendy’s Board Chair Nelson Peltz; Leading proxy voting advisory service Glass Lewis recommends all Wendy’s shareholders do the same TODAY fa…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
May 3, 2022 at 6:36 PM

VICTORY! After years-long student campaign, Wendy’s will no longer have a home at Florida Atlantic University...

FAU students: "The news caused major excitement, especially because generations of students have organized to make this a reality.” Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Student/Farmworker Alliance: “About a week after the action in Palm Beach, a few SFA members at FAU confirmed with a Chartwells repr…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
April 29, 2022 at 4:48 PM

The Guardian: “Why Wendy’s is the source of unrest among US farm workers”...

Excellent new article in The Guardian highlights Wendy’s staunch failure to commit to the Fair Food Program even “as several cases of what has been called modern day slavery on farms show the need for corporations to end these abuses”… Excellent new article in The Guardian highlights Wendy’s staun…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
April 27, 2022 at 3:05 PM

The fight for boardroom accountability at Wendy's hits the financial press...

Over 800 people gathered in Palm Beach on April 2, 2022 to call on Wendy’s to join the Fair Food Program and on major shareholders Wells Fargo and JP Morgan to hold Wendy’s Board accountable for failing to listen to shareholders’ human rights concerns in the company’s supply chain. Majority Action…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
April 21, 2022 at 4:41 PM

When leaders stop listening to those who elected them, it’s time to change leaders...

Shareholders demand Board accountability, mobilize to vote NO on retaining four top Wendy’s Board members — Nelson Peltz, Peter May, Matthew Peltz, and Peter Rothschild — at Wendy’s annual meeting next month!Shareholders demand Board accountability, mobilize to vote NO on retaining four top Wendy’s …
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
April 18, 2022 at 8:04 PM

SAVE THE DATE: Rally & Street Theater in NYC, May 12!

Ahead of the big rally on May 12, CIW's Julia de la Cruz and Gerardo Reyes Chavez will be arriving in New York City and available for presentations and events starting on April 25th.Dear John,   It's only been two short weeks since over 800 farmworkers and consumers took to the streets of Palm Beach…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
April 12, 2022 at 5:32 PM

Media-round up #2! March to End Modern Slavery makes headlines across the country...

Today on the CIW site, we bring you highlights from three articles that have emerged since the march, as well as a new photo gallery from the March.  Please keep the momentum going by sharing news of the March to End Modern Slavery in the Fields in your networks! Rev. Sekinah Hamlin, UCC: “We also k…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
April 6, 2022 at 1:59 PM

VIDEO AND PHOTO REPORT: March to End Modern Slavery in the Fields!

“It’s about justice. We’re fighting for our basic rights in the fields, in construction, in roofing, in many different jobs”… Tomas Terraza, farmworker, Homestead (Palm Beach Post): “It’s about justice. We’re fighting for our basic rights in the fields, in construction, in roofing, in many differen…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
April 3, 2022 at 6:13 PM

800+ marchers take to the streets of Palm Beach calling on Wendy’s to join the Fair Food Program!

Fast Company: “If you get a burger from McDonald’s, a sandwich from Subway, or a taco from Taco Bell, you can be assured that the tomatoes on top were picked without forced labor or human rights violations; all have partnered with the Fair Food Program. But one notable fast-food chain has not: Wendy…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
March 31, 2022 at 5:12 PM

FL United Methodist Bishop pens powerful letter to Wendy’s Board Chair ahead of major march this weekend!

Meanwhile, farmworkers in Immokalee spend the week mass producing banners, flags and theater props for hundreds of participants set to join this Saturday's March to End Modern Slavery in the Fields... have you registered yet?Dear John,   With just two days left until farmworkers from Immokalee load …
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
March 30, 2022 at 4:53 PM

Farmworkers are marching on April 2, and we need your help...

We're raising $10,000 to fund CIW’s farmworker bus mobilization to Palm Beach. Can you pitch in? Dear John,  This Saturday, farmworkers from Immokalee and their families will be boarding charter buses to make their way to Palm Beach to lead a 5-mile march calling on Wendy's to help end modern slaver…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
March 28, 2022 at 2:37 PM

THURSDAY: Join us live from Immokalee for a webinar on Worker-driven Social Responsibility!

Register to join leaders from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha (CTUL), Venceremos, and Migrant Justice for an exciting discussion on the many frontiers of the Worker-driven Social Responsibility movement! Register here to join leaders from the Coalition of …
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
March 17, 2022 at 2:06 PM

Limited-edition, handmade posters celebrating CIW’s anti-slavery efforts available now!

Just in time for CIW's upcoming "March to End Modern Slavery in the Fields" on April 2, Bay Area movement artist and longtime ally David Solnit created and donated these beautiful limited-edition, handmade posters to help raise funds for the march. They are available now from $50-$100 sliding scale…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
March 15, 2022 at 1:50 PM

ORGANIZING REPORT: Miami, West Palm Beach region allies make plans for major Wendy’s march next month!

Farmworker leaders meet with Archbishop Thomas Wenski of the Archdiocese of Miami — representing over half a million Catholics in Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe Counties — and receive his blessing and full support for the upcoming major action in Palm Beach!  PLUS: Kerry Kennedy pledges to march alo…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
March 9, 2022 at 2:25 PM

Shareholders step up demands for real human rights protections in Wendy’s supply chain ahead of annual meeting!

A worker (left) and a member of a Fair Food Program education team chat this past summer next to a hand washing facility on a Fair Food Program farm. The Fair Food Program implemented mandatory, enforceable COVID protections early in the pandemic, and FFP farms have not experienced the sort of mas…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
March 7, 2022 at 2:12 PM

Three Ways to Support Farmworkers on April 2

Dear John,    In less than one month, farmworkers from Immokalee and their families will be making their way across Alligator Alley to the billionaire enclave of Palm Beach for the 5-mile March to End Modern Slavery in the Fields. Their goal: Hold Wendy’s Board Chair Nelson Peltz accountable — in …
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
March 2, 2022 at 4:24 PM

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers stands with the people of Ukraine as tanks roll again in Europe

Read our reflection on the growing contest between autocracy and democracy on the world stage, and on what that contest holds for all of us.Picasso’s anti-fascist, anti-war masterpiece, Guernica, re-imagined in the colors of the flag of Ukraine.Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, February 27, 2…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
February 23, 2022 at 8:59 PM

The Fair Food Program website has a new look!

As part of the year-long celebration of the Fair Food Program's first decade of groundbreaking progress in the fields, we're upgrading its digital presence, too!   In addition to the new look, we've made a few changes to the site that reflect how much the Program has grown since it first launched…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
February 18, 2022 at 5:23 PM

Announcing the First Fair Food Program Sponsor in Tennessee!

Dear John ,We wanted to make sure you saw this exciting news: yesterday, we announced the first Fair Food Program Sponsor in Tennessee! Check it out below.  P.S., if you're a member of a co-op (or a regular at your local independent grocery store) and want to learn more about the FFP Sponsor Prog…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
February 16, 2022 at 6:48 PM

It’s risky business to turn a blind eye to forced labor in today’s agricultural industry, yet here Wendy’s is...

Behind the mask of the friendly little girl with red pigtails, there is one man more responsible than any other for Wendy’s failure to join the Fair Food Program: Multi-billionaire and hedge fund mogul, Nelson Peltz.Join us on Saturday, April 2, in Palm Beach, Florida, when we march to end forced l…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
February 10, 2022 at 5:57 PM

U.S. Department of Labor lifts up Fair Food Program as national model for eradicating forced labor!

        CIW’s unparalleled experience in combatting — and, most importantly, preventing — modern-day slavery in agriculture offers lessons for growers, buyers, and human rights activists alike in USDOL’s widely-watched…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
February 2, 2022 at 3:59 PM

SAVE THE DATE: Farmworkers, allies to converge in Palm Beach, Florida, for major Wendy’s action on April 2, 2022!

    Over 500 farmworkers and consumers march in support of the Wendy’s Boycott through the posh streets of Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, Florida. March 2016. Get ready, Fair Food Nation! Major Wendy’s Boycott mobilization on April …
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
January 31, 2022 at 5:28 PM

“The Next Supper:” New book on the future of food features CIW, Fair Food Program!

    New book “a searing expose of the restaurant industry, and a path to a better, safer, happier meal”;   Author Mintz: “The victories of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers are based on getting people to give a damn.  That’s what gras…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
January 11, 2022 at 4:09 PM

Growing wave of brutal modern-day slavery operations in agriculture prompts renewed calls for expansion of Fair Food Program

    Officials from the U.S. Justice Department, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. State Department, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and state and local law enforcement officers speak at a news conf…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
December 31, 2021 at 4:31 PM

Less than 24 hours left to support Fair Food in 2021

Dear John,   This is it! Our last message of the year and the last opportunity to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Fair Food Program in 2021.    It has been a long, challenging year but we’re already planning for big things in 2022 — and we need …
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
December 30, 2021 at 4:31 PM

Before 2021 ends, help change farmworkers' lives

The clock is ticking! With your help, we want to give farmworkers and their families a gift that changes everything: access to dignity and safety in the workplace. Can we count on you to make a contribution before the year ends? Dear John,    The first decade …
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
December 27, 2021 at 6:43 PM

Don’t miss your chance to have your gift doubled

Longtime CIW ally Travis McConnell has generously offered to match the last $10,000 in donations in our end of year drive. If you make a contribution TODAY, your donation — and impact — will be doubled! Dear John,    The novel coronavirus has taught its hosts …
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
December 24, 2021 at 6:38 PM

Another world is possible

Can you share a gift today in honor of the next generation of Fair Food activism? Dear John,    Because the CIW was launched in Immokalee nearly 30 years ago, we’ve seen the Fair Food family grow as new generations join us and bring their own children into the…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
December 20, 2021 at 5:36 PM

Double your impact today

One of our long-term supporters has offered to match the first $2,000 in donations we receive this week, immediately doubling the impact of your contribution today! It’s no secret that rooting out systemic abuse and safeguarding human rights in agriculture wil…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
December 15, 2021 at 5:01 PM

New video from Phoenix, AZ, provides timely reminder that a preventable police killing can never be justified...

    Banner petition, signed by over 1,000 Immokalee community members, declares that “An injury to one is an injury to all” and demands accountability for the wrongful death of single father and Immokalee farmworker Nicolas Morales. …
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
December 13, 2021 at 2:21 PM

What does it take to build resilient communities?

The pandemic continues to be a formidable threat to frontline farmworkers today, even with extraordinary advances in vaccines, testing, and therapies. Your support helps ensure the continued resilience of our staff and community in these trying times. Dear Joh…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
December 10, 2021 at 2:21 PM

Stand with farmworkers on International Human Rights Day

As we mark the 10-year anniversary of the Fair Food Program, will you donate $3 to help us protect farmworkers' human rights for the next decade? Dear John,   Some of the most challenging calls we get on the Fair Food Program hotline come from farmworkers on …
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
December 1, 2021 at 5:37 PM

CIW Op-Ed: "We must recognize the injustice of Nicolas Morales's death"

        CIW op-ed in the Naples Daily News: "We as a community can— and must — recognize the injustice of Nicolas Morales's death and honor his life by implementing the long-overdue reforms necessary to ensure…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
November 30, 2021 at 2:45 PM

This Giving Tuesday, honor the farmworkers at your table

You can support the human rights of the farmworkers who harvested your Thanksgiving meal. Make a one-time donation for Giving Tuesday! Dear John,   Every year, we mark the holiday season by celebrating “Giving Tuesday,” a day to put our gratitude to work by su…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
November 23, 2021 at 2:53 PM

BREAKING: U.S. DOJ busts sprawling modern-day slavery operation in fields of South Georgia

    Officials from the U.S. Justice Department, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. State Department, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol and state and local law enforcement officers speak at a news conferen…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
November 19, 2021 at 2:33 PM

WEEK OF ACTION, DAY 5: Join the #DaveWouldNever social media campaign!

    John,   It's been quite the week!  Between sending emails, making phone calls, posting tweets and signing petitions, supporters of the Wendy's Boycott have made their voices heard loud and clear.  As we get ready for even more action …
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
November 18, 2021 at 1:58 PM

WEEK OF ACTION, DAY 4: Sign the #DeliverWithDignity Petition!

Help us reach 5,000 signatures by the end of the month.     During the Week of Action kick-off on Monday, Fair Food allies sent over 300 emails to DoorDash's CEO Tony Xu urging the tech billionaire to meet with farmworker leaders of th…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
November 17, 2021 at 2:16 PM

WEEK OF ACTION, DAY 3: Send a tweet to Ohio State’s President demanding OSU listen to its students and boot Wendy’s from campus!

    John,    We’re halfway through the Week of Action, and with over 300 emails sent to DoorDash’s CEO and dozens of calls made to New York City Council members, the Fair Food Nation is on a roll!  Today’s virtual action takes us to the he…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
November 16, 2021 at 1:57 PM

WEEK OF ACTION, DAY 2: Call on NYC Council Members to support the Wendy’s Boycott resolution!

PLUS: If you're in NYC, join New York Fair Food for a lively protest for farmworker justice on Nov. 18 at 4 pm outside Trian Partners.     John,    It's Day 2 of our weeklong series of creative, 1-minute virtual actions supporting the Wend…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
November 15, 2021 at 1:55 PM

WEEK OF ACTION, DAY 1: Email DoorDash’s CEO!

Send an email NOW to DoorDash’s CEO Tony Xu urging him to meet with farmworker leaders of the CIW and join the Wendy's Boycott!     John  —   It’s official: The Boycott Wendy’s Week of Action is here!  Over the next five days, you will be …
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
November 8, 2021 at 4:31 PM

Corporate Accountability Lab sues Hershey and Rainforest Alliance for “false and deceptive marketing representations”

    A promotional poster for a November 18, 2019, march in New York City demanding Wendy’s verify its claims of social responsibility in its suppliers’ greenhouse operations.  The claims made in the Corporate Accountability Lab’s (CAL)…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
November 2, 2021 at 1:42 PM

It’s Official: Watkins Farm of North Carolina joins the Fair Food Program!

    CIW’s farmworker education team visited Watkins Farm in June 2021 when the NC sweet potato operation joined as a new FFP Participating Grower Fair Food Program expansion continues apace with new crop and n…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
October 22, 2021 at 2:35 PM

Three academics, one WSR activist, and one corporate social responsibility expert walk into a bar...

    Authors: “True cost of [dignified] labour must be worker-defined.”   Unique team of academics and Worker-driven Social Responsibility practitioners pens extended letter to the editor of the peer-reviewed scientific and technology r…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
October 19, 2021 at 4:17 PM

SAVE THE DATE: Boycott Wendy’s Week of Action, November 15-21!

    Time to get creative: Get ready to participate in a series of five, 1-minute virtual actions in support of the Wendy’s Boycott during next month’s national Week of Action, November 15-21!   PLUS: San Francisco students and communit…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
October 15, 2021 at 6:04 PM

“This is the Dream Team”... CIW, Partners In Health, and the Healthcare Network address unique partnership to fight COVID-19

    Press Club of Southwest Florida hosts panel on Immokalee’s “Dream Team” COVID response as way forward for addressing increasing health inequality;   Jude Beauchamp, Partners in Health: Our partnership is “unique, a…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
October 5, 2021 at 2:21 PM

(Corrected) Latest slavery indictments expose exploitive nature of H-2A “guestworker” program

CORRECTED: Our earlier email omitted the caption below!     ABOVE: A Naples Daily News editorial cartoon from the 1990s captured the shock and disbelief of the Southwest Florida community at the exposure of modern-day slavery rin…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
October 5, 2021 at 1:48 PM

Latest slavery indictments expose exploitive nature of H-2A “guestworker” program

    Associated Press (9/22/21): Farm bosses employing H-2A guestworkers harvesting in Florida and 3 other states "face charges of conspiracy under the RICO Act, conspiracy to commit forced labor, forced labor and conspiracy to obstruct…