Social Justice (May 7, 2021)

Wendy’s Board Recommends that Shareholders Vote FOR Social Responsibility Resolution

Patience and determination really do work. UUSP marched with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) here in St Pete in March 2015 — demanding that Wendy’s sign their Fair Food Agreement. We also prepared food and fed 350 out of town marchers breakfast burritos, cereal and fruit.

In the interim we have continued advocating to boycott Wendy’s and supported other actions initiated by the CIW. This week Wendy’s finally got the message, and the Board of Directors recommended to their shareholders to vote to approve the social responsibility resolution at the upcoming annual meeting later his month. Once again the CIW is victorious in leading change in big business to support workers.

Our thanks to those of you who have demonstrated, made calls, wrote emails and made all of those breakfast burritos. Your actions do make a difference — but sometimes it does take a long time. Remember to continue to boycott Wendy’s until they sign the agreement.

SouthSide Food Bridge

Next food drop-off is by noon on Tuesday, May 11th. Drop-Off locations are:

  • Karen/Dave: 111 26th Ave NE, St Pete
  • Gay/ Billy: 6220 14th Ave S, Gulfport
  • Dani/Deb:  6051 3rd Ave. S, St Pete
  • Virginia/Cal:  4562 14th Ave. N, St Pete

Thanks everyone for your continued generosity–it is so appreciated!