Victory in Immokalee

Some good news – the Coalition of Immokalee Workers has scored a major victory in Southern Florida. Read about it on their site or, if you prefer, the New York Times. Tweet

Victory for the Immokalee Workers!

It’s both a happy and sad time when a victory involves workers winning a pay increase from $10,000 a year to $17,000 – but in this economy and this America, we take the wins where we can. And for the tomato pickers of Immokalee in Florida, this is definitely a win. Tweet

Wendy’s Promises are as Empty as a Fast Food Calorie

This piece was originally posted at The Huffington Post Wendy’s, the world’s third largest burger joint, is having a makeover. From being “Wendy’s Old Fashioned Burgers” we’re now told it’s just “Wendy’s.” The ginger-haired befreckled Wendy remains on the logo, though in their TV spots she’s a hipper twentysomething. Yet behind the new facade lie …

San Francisco, CA

Farmworker Justice Event & March through Mission to SOMA Trader Joe’s! Sunday, July 17th @ 4:00 pm Center for Political Education 522 Valencia St., 3rd floor Join the Bay Area community in welcoming the Coalition of Immokalee Workers to California and learning about this Florida-based farmworker organization’s innovative and highly successful Campaign for Fair Food. …

Do the Right Thing

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers are pushing forward with their wage demands, targeting two supermarket giants – Publix and Ahold. I’ll be taking aim at Ahold a little later next month, but if you’re on the East Coast of the US, you can join in right now – find out more at the CIW’s Do …

One Penny More

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers today launch a new phase of their struggle, by taking on some of the country’s largest supermarkets. To help, they’ve produced a splendid two minute video. It’s worth a watch, not least because twenty seconds in, the campaign video has a cracking dissolve, taking us from supermarket aisle to tomato …