2016 Federation Justice Action

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 The focus of the Action for Justice Day was awareness and advocacy of labor trafficking and the exploitation of farmworkers. It concluded with a call to action to urge the Wendy’s restaurant chain to join the Fair Food Program. Join us in this action by:

  • Call Wendy's CEO - Call Wendy’s President and CEO, Todd Penegor at 614-764-3100, press #3. (Download Phone Script - click here)
  • Writing Campaign
    • Download and Sign - Letter to Wendy's Board of Director.
    • Download and Mail Post Card to Wendy's.
    • Share the "Talking Points" with others.
  • Collection for Immokalee Workers:
    • CIW Donations
      C/O US Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph 6400 Minnesota Ave. St. Louis, MO 63111

 Background:

     On June 16, 2016, the Leadership Council of the Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph, representing 7500 sisters, associates, and agrégées in the United States, affirmed the following statement in support of human rights for farmworkers:

We, the U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph, compelled by the Gospel and by our heritage to be responsive to the “dear neighbor” without distinction, call corporations and businesses with farmworkers in their supply chains[i] to ensure workers are treated justly. Drawing on our Sacred Scriptures that proclaim that each person is created in the image of God and therefore deserves to be treated with dignity and respect, we believe that all farmworkers should be:

  • Paid a living wage that allows them to meet the basic needs of their families
  • Provided with healthcare benefits for them and their families
  • Employed by companies that abide by all applicable laws – including overtime payment and fair working conditions
  • Able to freely join a collective bargaining unit without harassment, intimidation, or retaliation as stated by the law

Sisters of St. Joseph from around the globe gather every five years at a U.S. Federation Event to explore how Sisters of St. Joseph may continue to be and act as one. On Tuesday, July 12, 2016, during their upcoming Event, in Orlando, FL, participants will focus on awareness and advocacy of labor trafficking and the exploitation of farmworkers. This initiative will conclude with a call to action urging the Wendy’s restaurant chain to join the Fair Food Program launched by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers [CIW] in 2011. They will urge Wendy’s to stop contributing to slavery and protect the fundamental rights of the people who work so hard to put food on our tables.



[i]A supply chain is the network of all the individuals, organizations, resources, activities and technology involved in the creation and sale of a product - from delivery of raw materials to supplier, manufacturer and consumer.

More Justice Resources from Event 2016

Download:

Human Rights for Farmworkers

Fair Food and Coalition of Immokalee Workers Fact Sheet

U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph Support Human Rights for Farmworkers (3) - June 16, 2016

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