University of Michigan is Pulling Back the Curtains on Wendy's

Fri, Oct 26, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Join Washtenaw Solidarity with Farmworkers and a member of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers in asking the University of Michigan to support farmworker justice.

We will be meeting outside of the Fleming Administration Building to ask President Schlissel to commit to the Fair Food Program, an agreement developed by farmworkers that has eliminated abusive working conditions for farmworkers in supply chains.

Please see here for the letter recently delivered to President Schissel at the most recent regent's meeting:

It's time to pull back the curtain on Wendy's shady auditing practices and fake supplier Code of Conduct! We see through the lies of Wendy's and the University of Michigan which is why students and community allies will be protesting outside the office of President Mark Schlissel to demand a commitment to the Fair Food Program once and for all.

The University of Michigan says that is "has a longstanding commitment to sound, ethical, and social practices." Noting that some their primary standards for vendors are:
-"Labor Standards: Wages, Hours, Leaves, and Child Labor. Vendors shall recognize and respect the legal rights of employees concerning minimum and prevailing wages, wage payment, and maximum hours and overtime..."
-"Forced Labor. Vendors shall not use, or purchase supplies or materials that are produced by using any illegal form of forced labor."
-"Harassment or Abuse. Every employee shall be treated with dignity and respect. No employee shall be subjected to any physical, sexual, psychological, or verbal harassment or abuse..."

Until President Mark Schlissel commits to supporting the Fair Food Program and not allowing Wendy's back on campus he will be failing his own Code of Conduct.

If you have any questions or want more resources you can get in touch with us at or (941)928-0619.

Fleming Administration Building


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