Coalition of Immokalee Workers Asks Wendy to Sign-on for Fair Food

Now that Wendy’s has made its refusal to join the Fair Food Program official, it’s time to turn up the volume.

Call Wendy’s today: tell CEO Emil Brolick it’s time to get with the Program 

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Photo: Liz Joyce, WhyHunger

 

Take a minute right now to voice your support for the Fair Food Program directly to Wendy’s corporate headquarters. Review the instructions and talking points by clicking here and then dial in to participate in this nation-wide action!

Call Wendy’s HQ now and ask to be transferred to CEO Emil Brolick’s office: (614) 764-3100

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For additional information about the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Campaign for Fair Food, visit www.ciw-online.org.

Join the movement for Fair Food! 

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Background:

To date, eleven major food purchasers — including some of Wendy’s closest competitors: McDonalds, Burger King, Taco Bell and Subway — have already joined the Fair Food Program.

In 2010, 90% of Florida’s tomato growers, represented by the Florida Tomato Growers’ Exchange (FTGE), agreed to implement the provisions of the Fair Food Program on their farms. This watershed accord signaled the dawn of a “new day” for farmworkers’ rights in Florida’s fields. For the first time in history, farmworkers and participating buyers and growers are working together to eliminate wage theft, sexual harassment, physical abuse and forced labor in the agriculture industry.

Wendy’s stands alone as the only major fast food company who has yet to support these historic changes.  As Wendy’s strives to be “a cut above” the rest, let’s let the company know that it can’t ignore inhumane conditions in its supply chain.  It’s time to get with the program and support the historic transformations taking root in Florida’s fields!