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CIW Proxies Turned Away at Kroger Shareholders’ Meeting

A Message from CIW: CIW delegation turned away despite holding legitimate proxies; 100 stage impromptu march on Kroger headquarters to protest workers’ extraordinary exclusion from supermarket giant’s annual shareholder meeting. No one saw that coming. Since the days of the Taco Bell boycott in the early 2000′s, members of the CIW and their allies have joined forces […]

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United Methodist Women Stand Up for Fair Food

A Message from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW): United Methodist Women just won’t take no for an answer when it comes to food justice and Florida’s supermarket giant, Publix! Check out this incredible video, a moving look at three generations of United Methodist Women who are putting their faith into action for Fair Food. UMW […]

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Ensure Dignity and Respect for Farm Worker Women

A Message From the Coalition of Immokalee Workers: Earlier this year, the Fair Food Program won the support of Catapult, a pioneering crowdfunding platform that works with groups around the globe to advance the rights of women and girls.  We have the great pleasure of announcing the launch of the Catapult online campaign, “Ensure dignity and respect for farmworkers” — […]

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Faith Communities Rally Behind CIW and Demand Wendy’s Join the Fair Food Program

On May 28th, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) delivered a letter to Wendy’s CEO Emil Brolick at the annual Wendy’s Shareholders’ Meeting in Dublin, Ohio.  Signed by 22 influential faith leaders and organizations, including Jim Winkler of the National Council of Churches, Gradye Parsons of the Office of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian […]

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CIW Takes on Royal Ahold at Annual Meeting

Supermarket giants across the country have signed on to the Fair Food Program with Florida based farm worker group Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW).  However Royal Ahold, parent company of Giant and Stop and Shop Supermarkets, is still dragging their feet.  For years, CIW has been in talks with Royal Ahold, only to be told […]

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The “Why” of National Farm Worker Ministry

In the business world, there is a concept called “The Golden Circle,” and it states that the most successful organizations are built on why they do things.  When you look at the nuts and bolts, an organization is not successful because of how or what they do, but the why.  The mission.  The vision.  When […]

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Patriarchy and Publix: Why We Need the Fair Food Program

If you live anywhere near the sunny state of Florida, bets are you have heard of a group of tomato pickers who are taking the East Coast by storm.  Formed in the 1990’s by a small group of workers who began meeting in a local church to discuss ways to better their living and working […]

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I am my “sister’s” keeper: Faith Leaders and Farm Workers Gather on International Women’s Day

As the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) continue their “Now is the Time” Tour to bring awareness to the injustices experienced by farm workers harvesting tomatoes for both Wendy’s and Publix, National Farm Worker Ministry’s own Board of Directors member Olgha Sierra Sandman proves that faith organizations are standing on the side of justice. NFWM called on thousands of […]

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Coalition of Immokalee Workers- Now is the Time Tour

Join the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) for their Now is the Time Tour!  CIW is organizing a 10 day tour to put pressure on Wendy’s and Publix Supermarkets to join the Fair Food Program.  Actions will take place in North Carolina, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida. The Fair Food Program has increased wages […]

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Walmart Joins Fair Food Program

Corporate giant Walmart just joined the Fair Food Program by signing a historic agreement with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW)! The National Farm Worker Ministry and its Youth and Young Adult Network congratulate the tomato pickers of Immokalee for their persistent pursuit of justice in Florida’s fields. Another corporate giant has acknowledged the hard […]

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