Rabbis Stand With Farmworkers to Demand Fair Wages from Wendy’s

RELEASE DATE: November 16, 2016

T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, supports the Coalition of Immokalee Workers in their efforts to pressure Wendy’s—the nation’s third largest hamburger chain—to join their peer companies in participating in the Fair Food Program. McDonald’s, Burger King, Subway, Taco Bell and Chipotle, all members of the program, have agreed to pay a penny per pound more to tomato pickers, who seek a living wage.

What:  Lively protest with rabbis and farmworkers, signs and chants. Interviews available.

Who:  Rabbis from across the country and Coalition of Immokalee Workers

When: Tuesday, November 16 at 5 PM

Where:  Wendy’s, 6601 SW 57th Ave., Coral Gables, FL

Why: Instead of joining the Fair Food Program and supporting human rights for farmworkers, Wendy’s has shifted its tomato supply from Florida to a supplier in Mexico that was prosecuted for severe human rights violations.

For more information, contact ahines@truah.org.