Organize Your Own Action to Raise Awareness of Working Conditions in the Fields

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Action: 

You can organize your own action to raise public awareness and urge supermarkets to sign onto CIW's agreement for fair food. Use the material available through the Student/Farmworker Alliance, including flyers and advocacy tips.

Lead Organization: 
Student/Farmworker Alliance
Target: 
Supermarket & Fast Food Chains
Background: 

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers, in partnership with NESRI, launched the Campaign for Fair Food in 2001 as a response to the treatment of workers in the agricultural fields of Florida's tomato industry. The migrant laborers faced clear human rights violations, including instances of forced labor and modern–day slavery. NESRI and CIW have since been working tirelessly to get major corporate buyers to sign fair food agreements ensuring the basic human rights of every worker that grows and picks fruits and vegetables in supplying fields.