We have an incredible story to report! We received an email from author James Scurlock that he had seen Food Chains at a film festival. He was utterly shocked by what he saw in the film and was so moved, that he decided to do something about it.
So, no longer wanting to be associated with the fast food chain Wendy’s, which has refused to join the Fair Food Program, he sold all of his family’s shares in the company.
Not only did he sell them, but he told the fast food chain how disappointed he is “that Wendy’s has refused to even go this little distance” to meet with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers about the Fair Food Program. James also said he looks forward to when Wendy’s will “give these hardworking people a raise in the future.”
Read his email to Wendy’s below. Then share this email online!
About the Fair Food Program: In 2010, the Campaign for Fair Food resulted in the creation of the CIW’s Fair Food Program (FFP), a groundbreaking model for social responsibility based on a unique partnership among farmworkers, Florida tomato growers, and participating buyers. The FFP has been called “one of the great human rights success stories of our day” in a Washington Post op-ed, “the best workplace monitoring program” in the U.S. in the New York Times, and a “smart mix of tools” that “could serve as a model elsewhere in the world” by the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights.
Within the Fair Food Program, participating buyers pay the “penny per pound” premium which tomato growers pass onto workers as a line-item bonus on their regular paychecks.