31 Mar '17, 10am

It’s César Chávez Day. Meet the farmworkers who are carrying on his legacy: https://t.co/dgr573ctCL

It’s César Chávez Day. Meet the farmworkers who are carrying on his legacy: https://t.co/dgr573ctCL

A workplace free of physical, verbal, and sexual abuse. Clean restrooms, shade, and drinking water. Fair wages. These are rights that the acclaimed organizer Cesar Chavez battled to achieve but are still not guarantees for farmworkers in the United States or around the globe. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) , a Florida-based human-rights group, has continued Chavez’s legacy, fighting to change abysmal farmworker conditions for over 20 years. Its latest effort? A 2,000-mile, 12-city protest tour calling for a boycott of Wendy’s. The CIW wants the fast-food behemoth to axe its tomato supply chain. Wendy’s currently buys tomatoes from Mexican farms charged with human rights abuses, Harper’s Magazine reported last year. Julia de la Cruz, a Florida tomato picker, joined the CIW eight years ago. She says that there are still many farms where “if you speak out in the wor...

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treehugger.com 30 Mar '17, 7pm

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ran.org 05 Apr '17, 8pm

PepsiCo has seen scorn, outrage, and righteous anger after co-opting Ieshia Evans iconic photo at a Movement for Black Liv...