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The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) is a worker-based human rights organization internationally recognized for its achievements in the fields of social responsibility, human trafficking, and gender-based violence at work.
Farmworkers in the fields of Florida put food on our tables, but get poverty wages and sweatshop conditions. Unite with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers to demand Fair Food and end modern-day slave labor in America. Join the petition campaign and ask Burger King to pay just 1 cent more per pound of tomatoes. Consumers and workers together can make a difference. Go to: www.ciw-online.org
This video tells the story of three dogs, all of which were pulled from the shelter and saved from euthanization. Female inmates at CDCR's California Institution for Women train and transform the animals into service dogs for autistic children under the guidance of the non-profit Pathways To Hope. The program facilitates redemption for the dogs, the inmates and the children who receive a vital companion.
Did you know that CIW offers a comprehensive set of online resources to complement our Official CIW Courseware? CIW Online gives students tools that help reinforce their learning experience by assessing their knowledge of course content and increasing their confidence in content mastery. Learn how these CIW Online tools can be used to students' advantage by viewing this recorded Webcast, "CIW Online: Improving the CIW Learning Experience." You'll be introduced to these critical resources: * Pre-assessments to measure existing knowledge of course content. * Flash-based exercises for each lesson. * Course Mastery, an interactive and adaptive tool for reviewing and mastering course content. * Video clips to supplement various topics in the course. * Practice Exams to prepare for the hi...
For fifteen days in the spring of 2013, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and hundreds of their allies marched 200 miles across Florida to compel Publix supermarkets to join the Campaign for Fair Food, which secures fair wages for farmworkers and implements human rights protections against forced labor in Florida's fields. At the final celebration of the march, a compelling popular theater performance told the history of the CIW's historic fight for farmworker justice, a struggle that has set forth a vision of global justice from the grassroots and inspired a new generation of freedom fighters.
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The CIW is launching a national petition drive to demand that Burger King and other food industry leaders work with the CIW to improve the wages and working conditions for the workers who pick their tomatoes, and join with the CIW in an industry-wide effort to eliminate slavery and human rights abuses from Florida's fields. To sign the online petition, visit: http://fairfoodnation.mayfirst.org/petition Para Espanol: http://fairfoodnation.mayfirst.org/peticion
A webinar introducing the new award-winning uCertify platform. Benefit from an informative discussion about this highly engaging, flexible, cloud-based and device-enabled IT certification e-learning platform designed for students, faculty, and IT professionals alike.
Geraint Palmer Queueing systems dominate our day-to-day life: for example supermarkets, airports, traffic systems, and call centres, naming only a few obvious examples. A better understanding of these queues can help businesses and service providers optimise these systems, improving efficiency, profit and satisfaction levels. Sometimes some unintuitive behaviour can arise, and so modelling and investigating queues mathematically has become very popular and important. One prominent method of doing so is by using computer simulation. This talk will present Ciw, a new Python library for simulating open queueing networks. This talk will demonstrate using Ciw's simple interface to model and simulate a queueing system, and an overview of it's many features will also be given. The library is c...
This animation follows members of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and their supporters on their 2004 Taco Bell Truth Tour from Louisville, KY to Irvine, CA. The CIW is a farmworker organization in southern florida that advocates for fair working conditions and an end to human rights abuses in the agricultural industry. During their four year boycott of Taco Bell, they asked for increased wages and a code of conduct ensuring that the fast food giant would take responsibility for human rights abuses in it's supply chain. In 2005, they won their boycott. Now the CIW and their allies are asking the rest of the industry to follow suit and transform "fast food" into "fair food" For more information: Coalition of Immokalee Workers http://www.ciw-online.org/ Student-Farmworker Alliance http://w...
Shelby Mack is part of the Alliance for Fair Food and Coalition of Immokalee Workers. Not only did she agree to an interview but she has helped coordinate my whole Girl Scout project!\ Thank you to everyone who helped me with my project: Yaissy Solis, Shelby Mack, Reverend Roy Terry, Claire Comiskey, Patti Monahan, and others! ~~~ Español Shelby Mack es parte de la Alianza para la Feria de la Alimentación y la Coalición de Trabajadores de Immokalee. No sólo ella de acuerdo a una entrevista pero ella ha ayudado a coordinar mi proyecto conjunto de Girl Scout! Gracias a todos los que me ayudaron con mi proyecto: Yaissy Solis, Shelby Mack, reverendo Roy Terry, Claire Comiskey, Patti Monahan, y otros!
The Food Chain Workers Alliance and the Georgetown Solidarity Committee organized a protest outside Giant Supermarket in Columbia Heights in Washington, D.C. on Monday Nov. 15. Ahold, Giant's parent company, has so far refused to sign a Fair Food agreement with the CIW and therefore continues to play an active role in farmworker exploitation. Read more on CIW's website ciw-online.org and check out the great video about CIW's Supermarket Campaign.
The CIW is launching a national petition drive to demand that Burger King and other food industry leaders work with the CIW to improve the wages and working conditions of the workers who pick their tomatoes, and join with the CIW in an industry-wide effort to eliminate modern-day slavery and human rights abuses from Florida's fields. The petitions will serve as notice that those who sign are "prepared to stop patronizing Burger King now, and other food industry leaders in the future, should they fail to do so." The campaign comes on the 200th anniversary of the US ban against the importation of slaves, and echoes key strategies of the early abolitionist movement that helped hasten the end of slavery in the 19th century.
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Burger King announced on Friday (5/23/08) that it had reached an agreement to improve the wages and working conditions of tomato pickers in Florida. **In 2007, members of Sojourners' list serv sent in more than 125,000 letters of protest to Burger King for their inhumane wages for tomato pickers** At a news conference on Capitol Hill, the hamburger chain, based in Miami, said it would pay tomato prices adequate to give workers a wage increase of 1.5 cents a pound. A penny a pound will go into the workers' pockets. The extra half-cent is intended to cover additional payroll taxes and administrative costs for tomato growers. Read more about the deal here: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/24/business/24farm.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss
Although the flames they are so dim,
I can see them from over here.
But this is no time to worry now,
No time to shed a tear.
The people are all smiling,
And the letters are all too,
The flowers they are all arranged
And the notes they are all blue.
Where are the words to say to you,
Where do they all begin.
I should not have a lot to lose
And everything to win.
And I want you to be smiling,
I want you not to cry.
And even if I hide away,
Then you'll get the notion why.A symphony I learnt at school,
In pigeonholes so clear,
But it made me for to write no songs,
For nobody to hear.
And I see you are all smiling
Even in the candle light.
Just close your eyes and fall asleep,
And I think you'll be alright.
Close your eyes and fall asleep,
And I think you'll be alright.