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Students and Activists Want UNC to Eject Wendy’s From Campus

Students and Activists Want UNC to Eject Wendy’s From Campus

“systemic human rights violations”

Doesn’t news like this make you want to go out and buy a Baconator?

Campus Reform reports:

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

University of North Carolina students marched through campus Friday demanding the removal of a Wendy’s restaurant from the student union.

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.

Fair Food Program participants, on the other hand, must agree to purchase only from suppliers that maintain a “worker-driven Code of Conduct.”

“I think the only way to ensure that that’s not happening, and we’re having food with dignity and just food, is to get corporations to sign on to the fair food program,” said Sarah Benecky, a UNC student who interns at the Alliance for Fair Food, asserting that the program “guarantees the protection of workers, prevents violence, and provides an outlet for workers to contact if they feel unsafe and protect against sexual abuse.”

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Comments

thalesofmiletus | July 6, 2017 at 1:39 pm

…article is making me hungry. Almost lunchtime. Could really go for one of those Ranch Chicken Clubs about now…

The little foil packets of chili sauce at Wendy’s were (are?) terrific. Pure rocket fuel. I don’t know anywhere else to get the stuff.

Trust dumb college kids to blow off a great resource like that.

… watch the “University” stand up (ahem!) to their demands in 100,000,000…..

    Barry in reply to jmt9455. | July 7, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    UNC is a FIRE rated free speech Green zone, the highest rating. The state of NC has more schools with this rating than any other state.

    It’s a lefty school like nearly all of them, but the student body is much more conservative than the professors.

    I do not believe they will cave.

Do students no longer have study assignments? How can they do all this idiotic protesting and school work, too?

This is a great opportunity for the college to talk about capitalism – don’t like Wendy’s, then just don’t buy it. If Wendy’s net income drops off, then they will ask to leave the campus.

    Wrathchilde in reply to Liz. | July 8, 2017 at 8:15 am

    Or they can make an offer for the franchise, and then run the restaurant any way they like (within their franchise agreement, of course).

    It’ll be closed within a year then, as they have no idea how to survive as a business.

What the hell is “just food”?

Guess there’s no Chick-fil-a on campus?

“University of North Carolina students marched through campus Friday demanding the removal of a Wendy’s restaurant from the student union.”

Sweet Baby Jesus on a Tricycle, these little snowflakes march more than I ever did in the Marines.

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