Reposted with permission by CIW.
In NYC on Thursday, March 3rd at 4pm, be an ally and join dozens of Florida farmworkers as they kick off the 2016 Workers’ Voice Tour to demand that Wendy’s, the final fast food holdout, take responsibility for conditions in their supply chain and join the CIW’s Fair Food Program — a proven, worker-designed solution to abuse in U.S. agriculture.
Consumer allies and farmworkers will begin with a huge rally in NYC on W 58th St between 8th and 9th Ave and then take the powerful, urgent message of farmworker justice straight to Wendy’s doorstep with a major march to the Park Ave offices of Wendy’s Chairman Nelson Peltz at Trian Partners, the investment firm that is also Wendy’s largest shareholder. Join us in the streets of Manhattan to sound the call for dignity and respect in the fields!
The upcoming tour builds on the #FairFoodNation’s three-year Wendy’s campaign and responds to the corporation’s continued refusal to join the Fair Food Program — as well as the recent release of the company’s aspirational supplier Code of Conduct that critically excludes workers and their voices from the enforcement of worker protections in the fields. A commitment from Wendy’s, the final fast food holdout, to put its market power behind the Program is essential to guaranteeing farmworker rights in the fields of Florida and beyond. After NYC, farmworkers on the Workers’ Voice Tour will continue to Wendy’s headquarters in Columbus, OH, then to universities with active student boycotts in Louisville, KY and Gainesville, FL, and end up in Nelson Peltz’s vacation town in Palm Beach, FL to further amplify workers’ call for justice in the fields.