On November 18, 2019, over 500 farm workers and allies, including NFWM, marched in New York City to call on Wendy’s to join the Fair Food Program. From a visit by world-famous comic/actor/activist Amy Schumer, to a powerful march of farm workers and their supporters (despite a persistent evening rainstorm!), to a surprise boycott endorsement by presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Twitter, the CIW’s day-long action reverberated in the fabled streets of Manhattan and across the country to millions of supporters.
Wendy’s assurances that working conditions are fine in their greenhouse suppliers’ operations are not holding up against the hard evidence of harsh conditions faced by workers in greenhouses, not to mention the well-documented failures of the superficial auditing companies tasked with protecting workers from widespread labor and safety violations. Farm workers and consumers are not buying it.
If you couldn’t attend:
- Pray: Continue to pray that Wendy’s CEO Todd A. Penegor has a change of heart and signs onto the the Fair Food Agreement to bring this worker-driven socially responsible model to their company.
- Take a store manager’s letter,https://nfwm.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Wendy’s-Store-Manager-ltr-2019.pdf to your local Wendy’s.
- Tell your friends and family to share the message! You can use social media to share about this by posting on Facebook or tweeting: “I pledge to boycott @Wendys until the final fast food holdout joins @FairFoodProgram! bit.ly/boycott-wendys
Executive Director, Julie Taylor, and board member Andrew Kang Bartlett.
Board member David Widman.