CIW Makes the NY Times Front Page!

And is it any big surprise? For the last few months the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) has been making headlines in the news & all over the internet & social media: First Wal-Mart signed on to the Fair Food Program in February, and then Del Monte Fresh Produce just a few weeks ago. All this has been happening while the CIW and their supporters have been focused on campaigns to get Publix & Wendy’s on board. What a boost to have such a major newspaper like the NY Times highlight the Fair Food Program and all the good this program does for thousands of workers in Florida’s fields!

When a group of hard-working, determined people come together to right what is wrong, and bring about major change in an industry over-wrought with injustice & human rights abuses, it’s such a joy to see those efforts pay-off.  The recognition that the CIW & it’s members have earned in just the last year alone is overwhelming.  The struggle for human rights, respect & justice in the agricultural business is long overdue.  Today the film “Food Chains” premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC.  Hopefully this film will open new doors for the CIW and provide for more opportunities to expand the Fair Food Standards to more and more farms across the USA.

Congratulations CIW!  There is still work to be done, but it looks like there are many more hands to help with the work ahead.

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24-Hour Vigil Participants, 15 March 2014. “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” ~~~MLK

 

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