Students, labor activists demand UNC boot Wendy’s from campus

According to The Daily Tar Heel, UNC students partnered with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) to organize the “Boot the Braids” demonstration, during which they called on Carolina Dining Services to cut its contract with the fast food provider, which has not joined the “Fair Food Program” initiative started by CIW in 2014.

Wendy’s does have a code of conduct that lays out expectations regarding the treatment of workers, but the protesters complain that the complaint process is not transparent, alleging that “systemic human rights violations” occur at Mexican farms that supply produce to Wendy’s.

  • Clink9

    Maybe replace the white red head girl with an Aunt Jemima logo.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I have to go indulge in my new favourite pastime which is reading Mexican word of the day pictures.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Restricting access to food in one of the most statistically food-scarce states in the US under the umbrella of ‘fair food’ is fairly satanic. NC has more ‘food-desserts’ and has more percapita children going to bed hungry than any other state. “Fair” would be expanding food access not championing the so called work rules of farmer workers in an entirely different country,

    Tell you what CIW, Raleigh has not one but two Mexican consulates, a Guatemalan consulate AND the new Catholic Bishop for the Raleigh Diocese is from Colombia. Talk to THEM about this issue you have.


  • WalterBannon

    Mexican farms that supply produce to Wendy’s are independent businesses that are not owned by Wendy’s.

    The communist students seem to not have a firm grasp on how things work.

  • Editor

    What useless, trivial, banal and meaningless lives these students have.

  • Gary

    Do these morons not know where their iPhone is made ???