Join the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), Duquesne Student/Farmworker Alliance and other local community allies for a spirited action to amplify the farmworker-led national boycott of Wendy’s!
WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 4:30 PM
WHERE: Wendy’s at 4001 Butler St, Pittsburgh
Tens of thousands of consumers are committed to boycotting Wendy’s until the fast-food giant joins the Fair Food Program, a unique partnership between farmworkers, farmers and 14 corporate retailers, including McDonald’s, Taco Bell and WalMart, that is rooting out abuse and sexual harassment in fields from Florida to North Carolina to Maryland.
Rather than support an industry setting new standards for human rights, Wendy’s took its tomato purchases to Mexico, where workers continue to confront wage theft, sexual harassment, child labor, and even slavery without access to protections. And recently, Wendy’s has published an empty Code of Conduct for its suppliers that lacks the two most essential elements of the Fair Food Program: worker participation and verifiable enforcement mechanisms for standards.
Let’s reveal the ugly reality of farmworker exploitation behind Wendy’s façade of corporate social responsibility and pledge to boycott until the hamburger giant joins the Fair Food Program!