ON MARCH 6TH, farmworkers and thousands of consumer allies will be mobilizing in Columbus, Ohio to demand real, Worker-driven Social Responsibility from Wendy’s — the lone holdout among the big five fast-food companies of Yum Brands, McDonald’s, Burger King, Subway, and Wendy’s who has yet to join the award-winning Fair Food Program!
DC Fair Food will be organizing a caravan to attend this historic action – hop on the Philly/DC Caravan today to join us! REGISTER FOR THE CARAVAN TODAY!
Want to learn more about DC Fair Food, the CIW or the Workers’ Voice Tour? Join us at our Haydee’s Fundraiser on Feb 18th! It’ll be a night of fun with raffles, live music, dancing and karaoke all in the name of raising awareness for the CIW.
Can’t attend the action or fundraiser but still want to support? Consider making a direct donation to help us make it all happen!
Despite the growing and undeniable success of the Fair Food Program, Wendy’s has, time and time again, turned its back on workers and consumers calling for the fast-food giant to join the FFP, ignoring their letters, phone calls and protests. Likewise, Wendy’s has turned its back on the Florida tomato industry itself. Inexplicably, just as the industry was being called “the best working environment in American agriculture” on the front page of the New York Times for its commitment to the human rights standards of the Fair Food Program, Wendy’s moved its substantial purchases of fresh tomatoes away from Florida in early 2015. That’s right, they affirmatively decided to buy their tomatoes from farms offering workers fewer protections.
Drawing on the long history of CIW Truth Tours that paved the way for the award-winning Fair Food Program, the Workers’ Voice Tour will build on the three-year-old Wendy’s campaign, partnering with students and consumers across the country to amplify the call for farm labor justice.
Saturday, March 5th
|9am||Washington DC to Columbus, Ohio||DC Fair Food departs from Washington DC for ~8 hour bus ride to Columbus, Ohio!|
|late afternoon/evening||Columbus, Ohio||Arrive and meet up with all our friends!|
Sunday, March 6th
|morning and afternoon||Columbus, Ohio||CIW Action targeting Wendy’s!|
|evening||Columbus, Ohio to Washington DC||Drive back to Washington D.C. (arrive a few hours after midnight).|