Author: Barry Estabrook, Gourmet Magazine [USA]
For the first time, a major Florida tomato producer, East Coast Growers and Packers, has implemented the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’(CIW) “Fair Food” program, breaking ranks with the dozen or so Florida companies that raise and ship most of the...
[video] Coalition of Immokalee Workers Targets Wendy’s in Fair Food Campaign to Improve Wages, Conditions [USA]
Author: interview with Gerardo Reyes-Chávez of Coalition of Immokalee Workers, on Democracy Now!
Hundreds of farm workers and their supporters are in New York City ahead of Wendy’s shareholder meeting to demand improved working conditions for those who pick its tomatoes. The fast-food giant...is the latest target in the Fair Food Campaign...
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Author: Bernice Yeung, Centre for Investigative Reporting (USA)
One of the most effective programs to curb sexual harassment and assault in the agriculture fields expands today with the inking of a national contract with Wal-Mart…Under the Fair Food Program, restaurant chains and grocery stores agree to pay a penny...
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USA: Fair Food Coalition urges Ahold, Publix, Wendy's & others to sign pact on tomato farm workers' rights
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers and its allies have long urged companies that source from Florida tomato farms to sign the Fair Food agreement, which gives workers greater protections against forced labour and other abuses, and guarantees them a...
USA: Chipotle sued over alleged non-payment of regular & overtime wages in breach of Fair Labor Standards Act
Author: Heather Draper, Denver Business Journal (USA)
"Suit accuses Chipotle of fair labor law violations", 23 Oct 2014...
USA: Fair Food Program report highlights progress in improving working conditions at tomato farms in Florida
Author: Fair Food Standards Council
"Fair Food Program: 2014 Annual Report", Nov 2014...
Interview: Worker-driven social responsibility improving working conditions in Florida's tomato industry
The Fair Food Program was set up by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers to tackle abusive working conditions in the Florida tomato industry, where forced labour and sexual harassment were commonplace. The program is based around agreements with...
Author: Lawyer Herald (USA)
“Chipotle manager sued by former employees for sexual discrimination”, 27 Jan 2016...
USA: Corporate Equality Index scores record number of companies full marks for having inclusive policies for LGBT workers
Author: Sophie Rolland, Les Echos (France)
Pour investir dans les entreprises les plus respectueuses de l'environnement, les grands fonds de pension, gestionnaires d'actifs, ou assureurs ont besoin de données fiables et comparables. Le sujet n'est pas nouveau. Depuis 2003, une organisation non...
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