TODAY'S NEWS Author Miriam Pawel: “The strongest model for farmworkers today is in Florida, where the Coalition of Immokalee Workers has achieved major gains – not through state law but through years of patient, creative organizing that produced a framework to improve wages and working conditi...

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Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
September 23, 2021 at 4:01 PM

Nicolas Morales, Jr.: "Here’s what justice looks like to me...”

    WATCH: Naples Daily News video, “Coalition of Immokalee Workers asks for justice in the death of Nicolas Morales”…   Nicolas Morales Jr.: “I will need to be strong, and with the help of loving people, I will manage to become stronger, and to become a …
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
September 20, 2021 at 3:09 PM

Immokalee youth: “Our community is not safe until those officers are gone from our streets...”

    Dozens of farmworkers and Southwest Florida allies mark one year since Nicolas Morales was shot to death by a Collier County Sheriff’s deputy with vigil outside Collier County Sheriff’s office in Naples demanding justice for Nicolas, accountability fo…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
September 17, 2021 at 3:17 PM

A Community Speaks with One Voice: Vigil for Justice for Nicolas Morales Today!

    CIW's Lupe Gonzalo in Naples Daily News today: "We want to be treated as human beings. We want sufficient attention being placed on the mental health needs of people in Immokalee."   Join us today at 3 p.m. at the Collier County Sheriff’s Office in N…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
September 13, 2021 at 4:55 PM

Bring the Fair Food Program to your neighborhood!

    Dear John,    Remember life, and the Fair Food movement, before the pandemic? Massive, colorful marches filling the streets with thousands of farmworkers and allies, like the one above, brought the Fair Food Nation together on a regular basis and drov…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
September 8, 2021 at 4:37 PM

Temperatures are rising, farmworkers and growers in the FFP are doing something about it

    Naples Daily News article underscores the urgent need for enforceable, mandatory heat stress protections like those now made real by the Fair Food Program     CIW's Cruz Salucio: “The harsh reality is temperatures are rising and workers feel that and …
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
September 2, 2021 at 4:59 PM

RELEASED: 2021 Fair Food Program Report

      Dear John,   We're so excited to share the 2021 Fair Food Program report with you today!   Ten years in, one of many factors that continue to elevate the Fair Food Program over less rigorous “social auditing” and PR-driven corpor…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
August 27, 2021 at 6:08 PM

The time for waiting is over. The time for action is now.

    Nearly a year has passed without justice for Nicolas Morales, gunned down by Collier County Sheriff's deputy who remains on the job, and in our streets, today...   Leaving bad police on the streets begets more police violence. Accountability for past …
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
August 24, 2021 at 3:00 PM

“Waiting for El Colibrí”... Proceeds from new children’s book inspired by trip to Immokalee to benefit Fair Food movement!

    Author and Ally Dr. Kerry Olitzky will donate proceeds from his new children's book,Waiting for El Colibrí, available in both English and Spanish!   For more than 30 years, the CIW has been fortunate to count a wide variety of exceptionally talented w…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
August 20, 2021 at 5:04 PM

Relief from the Heat

    Fair Food Program sets new, enforceable standards to protect farmworkers from heat stress in a warming world...   New FFP standards require mandatory breaks, comprehensive training, and emergency response protocols on participating farms as summer sea…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
August 17, 2021 at 3:58 PM

NEW VIDEO: The Power of Prevention

COVID-19 continues to pose a serious threat to essential farmworkers on the ground, making the rigorous protections of the Fair Food Program as critical as ever.     Dear John,   Today we're excited to share a compelling new snapshot of the Fair Food Program.…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
July 29, 2021 at 2:32 PM

A tale of two police killings...

    Two very similar killings at the hands of the police result in two very different findings on responsibility of police to de-escalate before using deadly force;   Collier County Sheriff’s Office Professional Responsibility Bureau (PRB) Investigation i…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
July 26, 2021 at 1:53 PM

SAVE THE DATE! “Essential Rights for Essential Workers” Tour

    As the Fair Food Program continues to grow and change the lives of more and more farmworkers in new states and new crops, including tomatoes in Tennessee and fresh-cut sunflowers in California, we have exciting news to share on the Wendy’s Boycott fro…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
July 22, 2021 at 2:17 PM

A (Great) Smoky Mountain Welcome

    Sunripe Certified Brands and hundreds of workers at Smoky Mountain Family Farms welcome the CIW Education Team to Tennessee!   Sunripe CEO, Jon Esformes: “[CIW] is our partner in making sure that we’re meeting and exceeding the highest standards of co…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
July 20, 2021 at 7:22 PM

“New York City Should Send a Message to Wendy’s, Which Refuses to Protect Its Farmworkers”

    Former Manhattan Borough President and stalwart CIW ally Ruth Messinger pens powerful op/ed for the Gotham Gazette: “It’s time for the New York City Council to pass a resolution introduced over a year ago calling on Wendy’s to join the [Fair Food] pro…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
July 12, 2021 at 4:21 PM

MUST-READ: Rolling Stone Magazine publishes feature on fatal police shooting of Immokalee farmworker Nicolas Morales

    Rolling Stone Magazine: "[Nicolas'] shooting seemed to sit at the nexus of problems with policing that cities across the country have been grappling with for the past year: allegations of excessive force, the vulnerability of marginalized communities …
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
June 30, 2021 at 1:39 PM

A better world is possible

Last day to join our 10-day anniversary celebration and sign up as a monthly donor John —   Today is the last day of our 10-day anniversary celebration, marking a decade since the birth of the Fair Food Program, the pioneering inspiration for the Worker-driven…
Fair Food Program · [email protected]
June 29, 2021 at 2:35 PM

48 hours left: If you donate today, the impact of your donation will be doubled by a matching pledge!

The Fair Food Program was born 10 years ago after years of unwavering commitment from allies like you. As a Fair Food Sustainer, you can continue to fuel the Campaign in the years ahead. John,    In 2001, as farmworkers studied their situation in Immokalee, th…
Fair Food Program · [email protected]
June 28, 2021 at 4:04 PM

Today, your monthly donation will be doubled instantly!

Dear John,   For conscious consumers and farmworkers alike, Fair Food is more than a product, more than a campaign, and more than a program – it is a new food system and culture, one that fundamentally affirms the dignity of farmworkers.   A key part of that…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
June 27, 2021 at 6:25 PM

A marathon, not a sprint.

Donate $3 a month to help us build for the days, years, and generations to come. John —   Thirty years ago, when farmworkers in Immokalee decided to come together and fight to end the human rights abuses that had plagued Florida’s fields for centuries, they h…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
June 26, 2021 at 6:55 PM

"COVID is not over yet. We are still fighting to safeguard farmworkers' health and offer them more protections"

Hear stories from the frontlines of the COVID-19 response in Immokalee and become a Fair Food Sustainer today! John,    The past year has been among the most trying in living memory. The devastating impact of COVID-19 crashes in waves as countries around the w…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
June 25, 2021 at 1:53 PM

"Before the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, there were slaves ... But not anymore."

If you can, donate $5 a month to support farmworkers' human rights. John —   The CIW's farmworker educators start every on-farm session with this declaration:  The "Know Your Rights and Responsibilities" booklet you received on your first day of work will be …
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
June 24, 2021 at 12:43 PM

What is the first ingredient in the recipe for achieving real and lasting change?

John,    The Fair Food Program is more than just a certification program, it's a culture change program that is fundamentally transforming what an agricultural workplace can be. So before the Fair Food Standards Council’s human rights monitors head into the f…
Fair Food Program · [email protected]
June 23, 2021 at 12:37 PM

Imagine a U.S. food system in which farmworkers can feed their own families

Dear John,    Farm labor has long been one of the most dangerous and physically challenging jobs in the United States. It has also been one of the worst paid.  For generations, bottom-of-the-barrel produce prices from major corporate buyers kept farmworkers p…
Fair Food Program · [email protected]
June 22, 2021 at 12:28 PM

Together, we can build a future without sexual violence for farmworkers

You can be a part of this future as a monthly Fair Food Sustainer. Dear John,    The power of the Fair Food Program has been nothing short of transformative.  In the past, a crew leader who groped members of his crew, or dragged women to the edge of the fields…
Fair Food Program · [email protected]
June 21, 2021 at 1:20 PM

Celebrate 10 years of the Fair Food Program by becoming a Sustainer!

Sign up today to give a monthly gift! Dear John,    When the groundbreaking agreement between the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and the Florida Tomato Growers was announced in November 2010, CIW co-founder Lucas Benitez conveyed the significance of the partne…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
June 16, 2021 at 2:38 PM

OSU breaks faith with students (again), ignores unanimous student government resolution, renews Wendy’s lease...

Ohio State University students, in open letter to University leaders: "... it has become increasingly clear that to the Ohio State administration, student voice means absolutely …
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
June 3, 2021 at 1:52 PM

Announcing the First Fair Food Sponsor in the Nation's Capital!

Each Peach Market to become D.C.’s first Fair Food Sponsor, first small independent grocery to commit to groundbreaking farmworker human rights program Mt. Pleasant grocery store t…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
May 27, 2021 at 12:33 PM

Variety, Yahoo! News, the Wrap highlight CIW's new collaboration with Anita Hill's Hollywood Commission!

Variety: "Anita Hill’s Hollywood Commission is partnering with CIW, the presidential medal-winning human rights organization, to help 'create a blueprint to address and prevent mis…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
May 25, 2021 at 2:45 PM

ONE WEEK AWAY: Register now for the Faith & Fair Food Summit!

Does your faith bring you to the movement for farmworker justice?   Next week, on June 2nd and 3rd, join farmworkers, clergy, lay leaders and faith allies for the first-ever Fa…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
May 20, 2021 at 1:20 PM

Wendy’s shareholders overwhelmingly vote for social responsibility

After massive display of support by shareholders for transparency and real human rights, send an email to Wendy's leaders demanding a commitment to the Fair Food Program! Wendy’s shareholders overwhelmin…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
May 19, 2021 at 12:35 PM

BREAKING: Anita Hill-led Hollywood Commission announces collaboration with the CIW, Fair Food Program!

Anita Hill, Chair of the Hollywood Commission: “There are myriad lessons for Hollywood to glean from the approach, execution and success of CIW and the Fair Food Program in eradic…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
May 18, 2021 at 6:50 PM

Time Correction: Wendy’s annual shareholder meeting digest Thursday, May 20 at 12PM EST!

Join farmworker leaders of the CIW, investor allies with the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility and Investor Advocates for Social Justice for a Zoom call on Thursday, …
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
May 17, 2021 at 6:44 PM

ZOOM CALL INVITE: Wendy’s annual shareholder meeting digest with CIW and investor allies!

Join farmworker leaders of the CIW, investor allies with the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility and Investor Advocates for Social Justice for a Zoom call on Thursday, …
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
May 12, 2021 at 5:04 PM

TAKE ACTION NOW: Email and call OSU admin to demand the University cut ties with Wendys!

Ohio State University students call on Fair Food Nation to join their fight to Boot the Braids! For over seven years, waves of Ohio State University students have been working ti…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
May 11, 2021 at 3:23 PM

When it comes to human rights, actions speak louder than words...

Next week at Wendy’s annual meeting, shareholders will vote on a resolution demanding transparency into Wendy’s social responsibility efforts — and a true accounting of the the im…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
May 10, 2021 at 6:50 PM

REGISTER NOW: First-ever Faith & Fair Food Summit!

Does your faith bring you to the movement for farmworker justice? Register for the Faith & Fair Food Summit! Join clergy, lay leaders, and faith allies from across the Fair Foo…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
May 7, 2021 at 4:39 PM

ICYMI: Wendy’s Boycott goes global with epic May Day Virtual Concert for farmworker justice!

Phenomenal line-up of artists, activists and actors celebrate essential farmworkers in Immokalee and demand Wendy’s protect workers in its supply chain by joining the Fair Food Program!  …
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
May 6, 2021 at 3:39 PM

“The bodies of farmworkers are not so different from the Earth, which has endured years of contamination...”

Today, we're sharing with you an essay titled "Fear and Hope in the Fields" by CIW's own Lupe Gonzalo! CIW's Lupe Gonzalo: "For years, those with greater economic and political power have taken on a great…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
May 3, 2021 at 6:37 PM

Shocker: Wendy’s Board recommends shareholders vote FOR social responsibility transparency resolution!...

Is hamburger giant’s move a genuine step toward real social responsibility? Shocker: Wendy’s Board recommends shareholders vote FOR social responsibility transparency resolution!… …
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
April 27, 2021 at 3:24 PM

New report out of Yale, Stanford, and University of Sheffield (UK) recommends corporations adopt “binding worker-driven social responsibility agreements” to fight forced labor in supply chains!

Yet another independent academic study confirms what workers already know: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has failed, Worker-driven Social Responsibility (WSR) must be part of the answer. …
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
April 23, 2021 at 5:17 PM

BIG NEWS: Actor, Comedian and Fair Food champion Amy Schumer joins May 1st Concert line up!

BIG NEWS: Actor, Comedian and Fair Food champion Amy Schumer joins May 1st Concert line up! PLUS: Zapoteca hip hop star Mare Advertencia Lirika and Los Altepee also join all-star line-up for May Day Co…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
April 20, 2021 at 2:36 PM

Fair Food Program expands to hundreds more farmworkers in the Volunteer State!

PLUS: CIW holds inaugural education session with Bloomia workers in Virginia! Newest Fair Food Program participating grower, Smoky Mountain Family Farms, expands operations in Tenn…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
April 16, 2021 at 6:10 PM

Hundreds of Investors Urge Wendy's to Join the Fair Food Program

Plus, a Coalition of Six State Treasurers Add to the Chorus Over 100 responsible investors sign letter to Wendy's Board Chair Nelson Peltz: "In closing, given the FFP’s unparalleled success, its adoptio…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
April 14, 2021 at 5:17 PM

PHOTO REPORT: "Wendy’s ignores essential farmworkers"

Fair Food allies in over two dozen cities — from San Francisco, California to Burlington, Vermont — bring the fight for farmworker justice directly to Wendy’s restaurants and top business partners! …
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
April 8, 2021 at 2:56 PM

TODAY: Call Wendy’s CEO Todd Penegor and demand Wendy’s join the Fair Food Program!

Make your voice heard by calling Wendy’s corporate headquarters at 614-764-3100 to demand respect for farmworkers’ health and safety! The “Demanding Dignity for …
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
April 5, 2021 at 5:38 PM

4 Ways to Take Action This Week

Plus, Exciting News About our May Day Concert! "Demanding Dignity for Farmworkers" Week of Action kicks off today with many opportunities to take action in person and online! PLUS: SAVE THE DATE for a…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
March 31, 2021 at 4:40 PM

New Wendy's Shareholder Resolution Gaining Momentum

Will investors hold them accountable? 2021 shareholder resolution seeks facts on whether, and how, Wendy's enforces its Supplier Code of Conduct... Financial Ti…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
March 23, 2021 at 4:05 PM

Time running out for Florida farmworkers excluded from vaccines

National media sound the alarm Two critical news stories from CBS and Politico raise the alarm about leaving farmworkers behind as seasonal migration looms only weeks away …
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
February 25, 2021 at 3:41 PM

4PM THIS SUNDAY: Call for justice, community vigil for Nicolas Morales to be held in Immokalee!

The Southwest Florida community has come together to send an unmistakable message: This injustice will not stand. Brent Probinsky, lawyer for brother of Nicolas Morales: “What we s…
Coalition of Immokalee Workers · [email protected]
February 16, 2021 at 2:33 PM

As he lay dying...

Terrifying brutality of Nicolas Morales’s death at the hands of the police — deemed “legally justifiable” by the State Attorney — cannot be allowed to stand… Justice for Nicolas,…