Today the Student Farmworker Alliance and Coalition of Immokalee Workers (those always-awesome chingones who have led successful boycotts against everyone from Taco Bell to Trader Joe's) are invting la gente to meet and prep at El Centro Cultural de Mexico at 5pm to be part of today's "Wendy's Be Ou ... More >>
Imagine my surprise earlier this year when I received an email from John T. Edge, one of the best food writers in America and head of the Southern Foodways Alliance, this awesome-ass effort by the University of Mississippi's Center for the Study of Southern Culture to preserve, document, and celebra ... More >>
Ever wonder why ketchup is so expensive given that it's pretty much tomatoes, high-fructose corn syrup, vinegar, spices and salt? Maybe it's not from the extra cent that the Coalition of Immokalee Workers has been fighting for to pay a better wage to the people who pick them in Florida; maybe it' ... More >>
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) does it again! The group of Florida tomato pickers and their supporters who have wrestled down fast-food titans into paying a penny more per pound of pomodoros over the last decade set its sights last year on Trader Joe's, every hipster's favorite supermar ... More >>
Marisa Gerber/ OCWeeklyThree vans of people -- many from El Centro Cultural de Mexico and others from Justice for Janitors and an inter-faith group -- carpooled from Santa Ana to Monrovia today for a protest at Trader Joe's headquarters. The crew of 30 or so from Santa Ana convened with abou ... More >>
UPDATE: Protest is THIS FRIDAY. More information at the CIW's website--see you there!Original post Oct. 10, 10:30 a.m.: Earlier this summer, we reported on an anti-Trader Joe's campaign launched by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, those Florida-based mensches who have done more to combat the f ... More >>
We at the Weekly have long loved the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, the chingones who have waged a successful decade-long-plus battle to make major food corporations (Taco Bell, Burger King, Subway, Whole Foods) pay a bit more for their tomatoes so that some of that added revenue trickles down t ... More >>
Taco Bell headquarters in IrvineYears ago, I visited a book club that had selected one of my rants as a group project. The setting was someone's house in Corona del Mar, with a beautiful view of the Pacific. It was a great time save for one awkward conversation: one of the gentleman (whose name I ... More >>
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