BONUS VIDEO: Farmworkers in Immokalee, FL, share powerful reflections on food and gratitude: “Now under the Fair Food Program, workers are treated with respect and dignity, receiving a fair wage for a day’s work without needing to depend on charity… that is the meaning of justice.”
This week, as we take a pause from the hustle and bustle our busy schedules to reflect and give thanks for the food on our table, let’s remain firm in demanding that Wendy’s recognize its complicity in the abuse and exploitation of the people that make its profits possible. The Fair Food Nation is launching a social media campaign this week to expose the hamburger chain’s staunch refusal to protect farmworkers’ human rights in the fields — and we’re saying #NoThanksWendys!
Wendy’s values protecting its brand and reputation on social media over guaranteeing the right for farmworkers in its supply chain to work free from sexual assault, discrimination, wage theft and forced labor. That’s why we’re taking to Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to keep up the pressure on Wendy’s to join the CIW’s award-winning Fair Food Program once and for all!
Join us in letting Wendy’s leaders know that their greed is standing in the way of justice for tens of thousands of farmworkers and so long as they continue rejecting the opportunity to clean up abuses in their company’s supply chain through the Fair Food Program, consumers will continue to boycott the Wendy’s brand.
Let’s get started!
Take a look at the Student/Farmworker Alliance’s #NoThanksWendys social media toolkit, a mix of memes, sample messages for posts and more. Feel free to create and share your own Fair Food memes, just don’t forget to tag @Wendys and use #NoThanksWendys and #BoycottWendys.
Here are a few of our favorite memes already circulating the Internet: