Wendy’s protest in Florida

Written By Call To Action

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March 31, 2016

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Just a few short weeks ago, over 100 farmworkers from Immokalee — joined by 400+ consumers from across the state of Florida — wrapped up the Workers’ Voice Tour in Palm Beach, Florida, the final stop in a 10-day, cross-country trek that rang out one resounding call: Boycott Wendy’s!

Off the heels of the Workers‘ Voice Tour, this Sunday at 1 PM in Naples, join farmworkers and their families for a Wendy’s picket to kick off a nationwide month of action in support of the national boycott! 

When: Sunday, April 3, 1 PM
Where: Wendy’s, 4114 Tamiami Trail N., NaplesFL 34103

Farmworkers and consumers declared a boycott of Wendy’s for three principal reasons: 

1) Wendy’s is profiting from farmworker poverty by holding out while all its major competitors joined the Fair Food Program years ago;

2) Wendy’s has chosen public relations over human rights by releasing an empty, toothless code of conduct in response to the FFP’s award-winning, enforcement focused, worker-driven approach to social responsibility; and

3) Wendy’s abandoned the Florida tomato industry after the implementation of the FFP and shifted its purchases to Mexico, where human rights violations are endemic and go effectively unchecked.  

In the week following the tour, Harper’s Magazine came out with an explosive new article titled “Trump’s Tomatoes,” revealing that the Kaliroy Corporation — the very same Mexican tomato producer that was the subject of a scathing exposé by the LA Times detailing the enslavement of hundreds of Mexican workers in nightmarish working conditions — is in fact “one of Wendy’s suppliers.” 

This Sunday, join us in letting Wendy’s know that farmworkers and consumers will not tolerate the fast food chain’s blatant disregard for farmworkers’ human rights, and the boycott will only grow stronger the longer they hold out. 

See you there, 

-The Immokalee Crew 

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