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BREAKING: WENDY'S MAKES SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT AT JUNE 5 SHAREHOLDER MEETING!
JUNE 8, 2018
Bowing to farmworker and consumer pressure, Wendy’s declares intention to bring tomato purchases back to U.S. “by the end of the year” in surprise announcement at annual shareholder meeting in Dublin, Ohio!
Company stops short, however, of joining award-winning Fair Food Program, instead shifts purchases to greenhouse operations outside the FFP and professes blind faith in failed third-party audits…
WHY BOYCOTT WENDY'S?
For years, farmworkers with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) and their allies have called on Wendy’s to join all of its major competitors in the Presidential Medal-winning Fair Food Program, a uniquely successful approach to eliminating human rights abuses in the agricultural industry. Instead of joining the Program, Wendy’s has taken its tomato purchases to Mexico, where workers continue to confront wage theft, gender-based violence, child labor, and even slavery without access to protections. Now tens of thousands strong, and endorsed by over a hundred organizations, the boycott will only continue to grow until Wendy's does the right thing.
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