Join DC fair food and thousands of farm workers, students, people of faith and consumers of conscience in refusing to patronize Wendy’s until the world’s third largest hamburger chain joins Fair Food Program.
For over three years, farm workers and consumers have been demanding that Wendy’s join its major competitors – the rest of the big fast food chains- in participating in the fair food program. Yet, Wendy’s has instead consciously and shamefully opted to profit from farmworker poverty and abuse, continuing to cling to the low-bar standard of the past when presented with and acclaim and proven alternative.
Rather than participate in what was called “the best work-place monitoring program” in the US by New York Times, Wendy’s ran from the responsibility and abandoned the Florida tomato industry altogether.
In Response to increase pressure from consumers to join the Fair Food Program, Wendy’s released a new code of conduct for its suppliers, a perfect example of the failed, widely discredited approach to corporate social responsibility that is completely void of effective enforcement mechanisms to protect farmworkers’ human rights.
How To Take Action
1- Avoid eating Wendy’s and talk to other people why you are choosing to do so.
2- Come to the local action on 5/14 at the Wendy’s in Petworth from 12-2pm.
3- Get active on social media! Tag your tweets and post with these hashtags and handles
@wendys, @ciw, @fairfoodprogram
I pledge to boycott @wendys until the final fast food holdout joins @fairfoodprogram ! #boycottwendys
@wendys , your empty standars don’t measure up to @fairfood program ! I won’t buy until you sign #boycottwendys