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CIW Launches Nationwide Fair Food Label

A Message from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers: October 24, 2014 – The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) has officially released a Fair Food label to help shoppers identify which tomatoes come from ethical farms. The label will be available to all grocery stores and restaurants that participate in the Fair Food Program. Participants in the […]

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“Food Chains” is Coming to a Theater Near You!

A Message from Food Chains Film and the CIW:   Food Chains will be releasing in theaters across the country through our theatrical distributor, Screen Media, and through our partnership with Tugg.com. Every seat filled is another step towards justice. Here’s how you can help ensure Food Chains makes some noise on November 21st. OPTION 1: STORM THE […]

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Bring “Food Chains” to Your City, School or Place of Worship!

From the Coalition of Immokalee Workers: See how you can organize to bring the film to your city, school, or place of worship this fall! As many readers of this site already know, the documentary Food Chains, which chronicles the CIW’s battle for Fair Food and the issue of farm labor exploitation around the country, will be opening […]

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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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