Join the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) in amplifying the farmworker-led call for the national boycott of Wendy’s! Tens of thousands of national allies are committed to boycotting Wendy’s until the fast-food giant joins the Fair Food Program, a unique partnership between farmworkers, farmers and 14 corporate retailers, including McDonald’s, Taco Bell and WalMart, that is rooting out abuse and sexual harassment in fields from Florida to North Carolina to Maryland.
Rather than support an industry setting new standards for human rights, Wendy's took its tomato purchases to Mexico, where workers continue to confront wage theft, sexual harassment, child labor, and even slavery without access to protections. And recently, Wendy’s has published an empty Code of Conduct for its suppliers that lacks the two most essential elements of the Fair Food Program: worker participation and verifiable enforcement mechanisms for standards.
This regional tour is part of the “Behind the Braids” series of six truth tours revealing the ugly reality of farmworker exploitation behind Wendy’s façade of corporate social responsibility and spreading the word about the national Wendy’s Boycott.