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?
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
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