On January 18, 2018, faith leaders and communities allied with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers will fast and demonstrate outside of Wendy's restaurants across the country in solidarity with farmworkers' struggle for dignity, respect, and basic human rights in the fields.
This fall, the CIW Women’s Group is launching a major new initiative in the Wendy’s Boycott called Harvest Without Violence to end sexual violence in the restaurant's supply chain. With 80% of farmworker women experiencing sexual harassment or assault, the CIW and their allies are lifting up the Fair Food Program’s effective prevention of violence against women, and calling on Wendy’s to stop purchasing from fields where such violence goes unchecked and unabated. Visit our Take Action page for more information on how to educate and mobilize your community.
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 (FFP), an innovative and uniquely successful approach to eliminating human rights abuses in the agricultural industry. Instead of joining the FFP, 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 including the the Presbyterian Church (USA) and RFK Human Rights, the boycott will only continue to grow until Wendy's does the right thing. Learn more about why you should boycott Wendy's today!
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The Wendy’s Boycott has been built through a commitment to community, action, farmworker justice and the broader movement for Fair Food. It is through this commitment that we are able to strengthen the boycott, and ensure that our network can fuel the growing demand for justice from farmworkers, people of faith, students and consumers of conscience.
Every contribution goes a long way in not just supporting the burgeoning boycott, but supporting farmworkers' vision for dignity and respect in the U.S. agricultural industry for years to come.