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Shows featuring Gerardo Reyes Chavez

  • Coalition of Immokalee Workers Targets Wendy’s in Fair Food Campaign to Improve Wages, Conditions Immokalee_-protest2
    Hundreds of farm workers and their supporters are in New York City ahead of Wendy’s shareholder meeting to demand improved working conditions for those who pick its tomatoes. The fast-food giant — which has nearly 6,600 restaurants in the U.S. and around the world, ranking second only to McDonald’s —...
    May 20, 2013 | Story
  • Seeking Living Wage and Humane Conditions, Immokalee Workers Bring Fair Food Struggle to Chipotle Reyes-chavez-chipotle
    Members of the Florida-based Coalition of Immokalee Workers are urging the fast-food giant Chipotle to sign on to a fair food program already agreed to by McDonald’s and Burger King. The Denver-based Chipotle has refused to sign a contract that would ensure a living wage and humane conditions for workers who pick the...
    October 03, 2012 | Story
  • Immokalee Tomato Pickers Win Campaign Against McDonald’s, Set Sights on Burger King Immokaleefarmworker4-27
    We speak with Gerardo Reyes-Chavez, a farm worker and member of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. The coalition represents over 4,000 mostly immigrant workers who labor in the agricultural fields of Southwest Florida. The group recently waged a successful campaign against fast-food giant McDonald’s over the price paid for tomatoes picked in Florida. In 2005, the group also won a...
    April 27, 2007 | Story
  • Yale Law Students Protest Fellowship Given to South African President
    The Yale Law School last year decided to honor former South African President F.W. De Klerk with one of the school’s most prestigious fellowships — The Fowler Harper Memorial Fund. The fellowship is given to those who — in the opinion of the school’s faculty — have made a "distinguished contribution" to public life. President F.W. De Klerk is now slated...
    March 04, 1997 | Story