Disciples Farm Worker Ministries Updates

June 2014

Wendy's Fair Food

On May 28th, Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins, CC(DOC) General Minister and President, added her name to the list of top national faith leaders who requested the CEO of Wendy’s company to participate in the Fair Food Program, developed by our farm worker and faith partners at theCoalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW)and the Interfaith Action organization of Florida. The letter was presented to Wendy’s CEO during their annual shareholders’ meeting held in Ohio. The letter was combined with a call in campaign, which urges Wendy’s to demonstrate their commitment to ending farm worker abuse by paying a fair food premium which will then be distributed back to tomato workers. Already, the other top US fast food producers of McDonalds, Taco Bell, Burger King, and Subway have joined the Fair Food program. Read more updates.