Support Fair Food: NE Caravan to Spring Action in Columbus
Organized by: Anna Hankins
For decades, farmworkers in Florida have faced some of the worst conditions in this country: stagnant wages well below the poverty line, physical and verbal abuse, sexual harassment, and modern-day slavery. This is still true for most agricultural workers across the USA. Two decades ago, the farmworkers in Immokalee, Florida (the town where most of our winter tomatoes come from) began to organize. They formed the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW). In 2001, their movement went national with the launch of the Campaign for Fair Food. Starting with Taco Bell and Yum! Brands, farmworkers and allies began to demand accountability from the biggest buyers of Florida tomatoes. Since then, McDonalds, Burger King, Taco Bell, Chipotle, Subway, Bon Appetit, Aramark, Compass Group, Sodexo, Walmart, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, and Fresh Market have all signed on to the Fair Food Program. Wendy's remains one of the last major hold outs in the fast food industry. This year the CIW will be traveling on their Workers Voice Tour and allies will be joining to support as they call for Wendy's to join the Fair Food Program. http://www.ciw-online.org/blog/2016/01/workers-voice-tour-announcement/ Please help Fair Food Allies from the Northeast join this historic moment! ________________________________________________________
The Plan We are chartering a bus to bring people to Columbus, Ohio.
Bus: ~$6,000 Hotel for drivers: $100 Food and supplies: $200 For more information, visit: 1. http://www.sfalliance.org/ 2. http://www.allianceforfairfood.org/