DoorDash, Uber Eats, Grubhub, and Postmates: Stop doing business with Wendy’s until the hamburger giant joins the Fair Food Program!

DoorDash, Uber Eats, Grubhub, Postmates

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TODAY: We need your help to amplify this urgent call to action. Join the National email campaign to Uber Eats and Postmates November 20, by going to bit.ly/deliverwithdignity and scrolling to the email tool urging them to join the Wendy’s Boycott!

To: DoorDash, Uber Eats, Grubhub, Postmates
From: [Your Name]

We urge DoorDash, Uber Eats, Grubhub, and Postmates to stand on the right side of history and join the national Wendy’s Boycott. These food delivery services must stop doing business with Wendy’s until the hamburger giant ensures enforceable protections for farmworkers’ human rights by joining the Fair Food Program.

In the wake of recent protests in support of racial justice, DoorDash, Uber Eats, Grubhub, and Postmates all affirmed their responsibility to speak up and take action against injustice, inequality, and discrimination. We believe this admirable commitment must be extended to the mostly Brown, Indigenous, and Black farmworkers that make it possible for restaurants to produce food, and thus for these businesses to deliver meals nationwide.

It is incumbent on industry leaders at the top of the food supply chain to help ensure the health and wellbeing of the essential people at the bottom of that chain who do the work of feeding us all.

Farmworkers in this country have confronted myriad human rights abuses for generations, including: discrimination, extreme poverty, systemic wage theft, exposure to dangerous pesticides and deadly heat and storms, violence and humiliation at the hands of their employers, sexual harassment and assault, and even modern-day slavery. Unfortunately, these harsh conditions continue to be the grim reality for all too many farmworkers toiling in America’s fields today.

The Fair Food Program is a uniquely powerful solution to the human rights crisis in the U.S. agricultural industry. Today, the FFP ensures humane wages and working conditions for tens of thousands of workers on participating farms in seven states and counting, effectively eradicating gender-based violence and sexual assault, guaranteeing health and safety protections in the fields—including enforceable COVID-19 safety protocols designed to combat the scourge of coronavirus infections and deaths currently plaguing farmworkers nationwide—and even preventing modern slavery operations.

Wendy’s remains the only major fast-food chain not to join the Fair Food Program, thereby depriving the farmworkers who pick its produce of the FFP’s best-in-class human rights protections.

Actions speak louder than words, and action means more than charity. We call upon Uber Eats, DoorDash, Grubhub, and Postmates to join the Wendy’s Boycott and take bold leadership on the issue of human rights in our country’s food system, and by doing so, commit to delivering food with dignity.