from march 2-14, join farmworkers and consumer allies in demanding that wendy’s put human rights on the menu!

From March 2-14, 2019, farmworkers from Immokalee, Florida, will travel across the country to four of the country’s top public universities – the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Ohio State University in Columbus, and the University of Florida in Gainesville – to join students and community members in calling on these institutions to end their relationships with Wendy’s until the fast-food giant joins the award-winning Fair Food Program.  Young people, community leaders, and farmworkers are calling for a national boycott of the hamburger chain, demanding that, instead of cheap “4 for $4” deals, Wendy’s put human rights on the menu. Click here for more information!

Tour Stops and Facebook Event Pages

4 for Fair Food Tour: UNC/Chapel Hill March

Date/time: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 2 PM – 5 PM

Location: 101 W Weaver St, Carrboro, NC 27510

Contact: Alex Schelle (alex@allianceforfairfood.org)

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4 for Fair Food Tour: OSU/Columbus March

Date/Time: Friday, March 8, 2019 at 12 PM – 4 PM

Location: 120 W Goodale St, Columbus, OH 43215

Contact: Ximena Pedroza (ximena@sfalliance.org)

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4 for Fair Food Tour: UM/aNN ARBOR March

Date/Time: Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 3 PM - 5 PM

Location: 4020 Carpenter Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Contact: Ximena Pedroza (ximena@sfalliance.org)

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4 for Fair Food Tour: UF March

Date/Time: Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Location: 1200 SW 8th Ave, Gainesville, Florida 32601

Contact: Uriel Perez (uriel@allianceforfairfood.org)

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WHY BOYCOTT WENDY’S?

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For over five years, hundreds of thousands of farmworkers with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) and their consumer allies have demanded verifiable protections against sexual violence and other human rights abuses in Wendy’s supply chain through the Presidential Medal-winning Fair Food Program. This summer, bowing to massive consumer pressure in the national Wendy’s Boycott, the fast-food giant announced its intention to move its purchases away from Mexico’s abusive tomato industry to greenhouse operations in the U.S. and Canada.

Wendy's has released misleading statements, including the claim that greenhouses have "inherent benefits of safe, indoor working conditions,” known to be false by farmworkers. This shift in sourcing doesn’t excuse Wendy’s from its duty to respect workers’ rights... it only puts Wendy’s leaders back where they started.

Greenhouses do not inherently protect farmworkers against sexual violence and abuse. Monitoring programs that lack worker participation and meaningful enforcement mechanisms, like the auditing schemes used by Wendy’s, have been proven to fail at guaranteeing a workplace free of exploitation. Wendy’s must join the Fair Food Program now!

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SUPPORT THE BOYCOTT

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.