VIDEO: CBS Sunday Morning features the Fair Food Program!

Last Sunday, CBS News Sunday Morning broadcasted an impressive, in-depth feature story on the CIW’s Fair Food Program, reaching over 6.5 million viewers who immediately took to social media to express overwhelming support for the Program and demand answers from Publix, who throughout the course of a dedicated six-year campaign has stubbornly refused to join the Fair Food Program and make a commitment to human rights for farmworkers in its supply chain. 

The Sunday Morning special took us through the CIW’s incredible 20-year struggle for respect and dignity in the fields and the historic transformations that have taken place in Florida’s agricultural industry through the Fair Food Program as a result, comparing what CBS called the “Harvest of Shame” in the 1960s to what has been hailed on the front page of the New York Times as “the best workplace-monitoring program” in the U.S. today.

The piece also pulled the rug from under Publix, reiterating their unwillingness to commit to a proven solution to farmworker abuse in its supply chain, and as a response, viewers flooded social media to demand that Publix get on board with the Fair Food Program once and for all.

Take a look at the exclusive story, and join us in reminding Publix that as students and young people we won’t tolerate their outright refusal to join the Fair Food Program and support farmworkers’ human rights.