Building Bridges Radio
Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
Wendy's Shame, Farmworkers Exploitation
Members of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and
supporters in N.Y.C.
The Fair Food Program is a watershed accord signaling the dawn of a "new day" for farmworkers' rights in Florida's tomato fields. For the first time in history, farmworkers and participating buyers and growers are working together to eradicate wage theft, sexual harassment, physical abuse and forced labor.
But, Fast Food giant Wendy's has refused to join The Fair Food Program. To date 11 of Wendy’s competitors, such as McDonalds, Burger King, Taco Bell and Subways who have pledged to begin to tackle the flagrant exploitation of farm workers in Florida. Wendy's is the last big holdout of the fast food giants, but the Coalition of Immokalee Workers is fanning out across the country to hold them accountable. In NYC they held a rally at Union Square and marched and rallied at two Wendy's in the area in protest.
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