Florida farmworkers are fasting for their rights & support a Wendy's boycott

Mar 13, 2018

  

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about farmworkers who are fasting in New York City to pressure Wendy's to join the Fair Food Program. Seventy farmworkers are fasting outside of the Manhattan hedge fund offices of Wendy's billionaire Board Chairman Nelson Peltz. They'll continue their fast until they march on Thursday to demand the chain join the Fair Food Program, which mandates better working conditions.

 

 

Workers say the program has virtually eliminated sexual assault in the fields at participating suppliers. How are farmworkers, especially women, pushing corporate food giants to embrace programs that pay a living wage and end sexual assault?

 

Guests:

Marley Moynahan, staff member of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, a Florida based worker-led advocacy group for farmworkers

Ann López, researcher, advocate, and executive director of the Center for Farmworker Families in California

Web Resources:

Huffington Post: Farmworkers of the World, Unite!

The Square Deal: When the easy answer isn’t the right one…

The Nation: An Open Letter From the Women Leaders of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers to Hollywood’s Time’s Up Movement

The Nation: In New York, Farmworkers Rally for 1 Cent of Dignity

Harper’s: Trump’s Tomatoes