National Advocacy Group Joins Call To Boycott Wendy's

Aug 5, 2016

A national farm worker advocacy group is endorsing a campaign to boycott the fast food chain Wendy’s.

The National Farm Worker Ministry, a faith-based advocacy organization, is joining the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' push for Wendy’s to agree to what’s called the “Fair Food Program.”

The program does things like asks participants to pay more for produce, and agree to stop buying from growers not in line with set labor practices.

The Ministry’s Julie Taylor said the move would be good for Wendy’s.  

“It makes those of us who are consumers and who would do business with Wendy’s, feel good about the way that they do business,” she said, “that they do business in a way that’s affirming for all humanity and sustainable and supportive.”

Other chains like McDonald’s, Chipotle and Burger King have agreed to the program.

Wendy’s did not return a request for comment.