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Newsletter 155: Millions of Low-Wage Workers Are Being Left Behind!

Raise the Federal Minimum Wage

Millions of Low-Wage Workers Are Being Left Behind! (April 27th 2016) Tell Congress: Raise the Federal Minimum Wage The Fight for $15 is sweeping the nation, from fast food workers mobilizing to state and city legislation, notably in California, which will phase in a $15/hour minimum wage for all workers over the next several years. […]

Newsletter 154: Trading Fast Fashion for Fair Fashion

Dana Geffner

Trading Fast Fashion for Fair Fashion (April 20th 2016) Sunday marks the third anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza apparel factory building, which killed more than 1,000 workers. As I confess in my recent Huffington Post article, I love to shop. Choosing what to wear is my creative outlet. But I have also […]

Newsletter 153: Action Alerts: Solidarity with Apparel Workers and Palm Plantation Workers!

Join the Fashion Revolution

Action Alerts: Solidarity with Apparel Workers and Palm Plantation Workers! (April 7th 2016) Take Action: Fair Fashion Not Fast Fashion! April 24th marks the 3rd anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster, which killed over 1,000 apparel factory workers in Bangladesh. Apparel workers around the world are at high risk for accidents, injury from both equipment […]

Newsletter 152: Take Action: Don’t Exclude Farmworkers from the New York State Minimum Wage

Take Action: Don’t Exclude Farmworkers from the New York State Minimum Wage (March 31st 2016) Today marks the end of Farmworker Awareness Week, a week for remembering the hard work of the women and men who plant, harvest, and tend our food, often for low pay and under dangerous conditions. This week is more than […]

Newsletter 151: Eat bananas, have a job, or own a business? You may want to read this!

Ben and Jerry's

Eat bananas, have a job, or own a business? You may want to read this! (March 15th 2016) Now Is the Time for Fair Wages! This past weekend we facilitated a panel on raising the minimum wage. Most of us are familiar by now with the worker-led Fight for $15. This movement has been an […]

Newsletter 150: TPP Signed; Farmworker Contract Not – Two Opportunities for Action

TPP Signed; Farmworker Contract Not – Two Opportunities for Action (February 24th 2016) Action Alert: Time to Put It In Writing! Familas Unidas por la Justicia, an independent farmworker union in Washington, has been fighting for better pay and conditions at Sakuma Brother Farms, a large farm in Washington State, for years. Sakuma Brothers owners […]

Newsletter 149: Update from Paris

Seine Flotilla - Photo from Indigenous Environmental Network

Update from Paris (December 10th 2015) The much-anticipated climate talks are wrapping up in Paris. At the start of these two weeks of negotiations and events, we said that to succeed we need to understand how big picture issues like global political conflict, the international immigration crisis, trade, and agriculture are all intimately tied to […]

Newsletter 148: No Longer Secret, But Still Not Fair!

No Longer Secret, But Still Not Fair! (November 17th 2015) Direct Trade is Fair Trade (Without the Other 8 Principles) We’ve said it before and we’re saying it again now. Fair trade is a movement. It’s a movement of empowerment and transformation. Direct trade is a marketing initiative without cohesion, and direct trade means different […]

Newsletter 147: Take Action: Demand Fair, Healthy, and Green from Restaurant Industry

Take Action: Demand Fair, Healthy, and Green from Restaurant Industry (October 26th 2015) Eliminate Child Labor from Cocoa by Emphasizing Children, Not PR Claims Under-aged child working the production of cocoa in the Ivory Coast. Photo Credit: International Labor Rights Forum. The convergence of Fair Trade Month (October) and Halloween makes it hard not to […]

Newsletter 146: Victory for Farmworkers, TPP Action, and a New Resource for You

Fair World Project – October 1st 2015 – FWP’s bi-monthly newsletter focuses on the TPP Atlanta rallies, Food and Climate, and release of our Fall print newsletter. Victory for Farmworkers, TPP Action, and a New Resource for You  (October 1st 2015) Fall Newsletter Now Available Calling retailers and activists! Looking for a quick resource to […]