Caravan to CIW Spring Action – Workers’ Voice Tour

ON MARCH 6TH, farmworkers and thousands of consumer allies will be mobilizing in Columbus, Ohio to demand real, Worker-driven Social Responsibility from Wendy’sthe 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!

Web

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.  

#FairFoodNation #WorkersVoiceTour

 

SCHEDULE

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).

 

Published by dcfairfood

Greetings from D.C. Fair Food! We are a local network of allies and advocates that organize in solidarity with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), through working on a shared Campaign for Fair Food. The CIW is a community-based organization of mainly Latino, Mayan Indian and Haitian immigrants working in low-wage jobs throughout the state of Florida. The CIW, with the support of ally groups like D.C. Fair Food, has taken on some of the biggest fast food conglomerates in the world, securing agreements with nine corporations to ensure an end to human rights abuses and poverty wages for farmworkers. The CIW has aided the Department of Justice in successfully prosecuting seven slavery operations, resulting in the liberation of well over 1,000 workers.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: