GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB)-- UF students and activists joined together today in a march for what they call better treatment of farm workers.
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers organized the march to promote their "Fair Food Program" which demands an end to sexual assault, forced labor, poor working conditions, and increased pay for farm-workers.
While some food retailers have signed with the program, Wendys has not. So the coalition is asking college and universities not to do business with Wendy's.
Leo Perez part of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, translated by Alex Schelle, said, "Today I know there is an opportunity for Wendy's to improve the conditions of the farm-workers, where they supply their tomatoes, their rights in those fields by changing who they buy from"
The city of Gainesville also passed a resolution urging Wendy's to join the fair food program.