For the past several months, Student/Farmworker Alliance members at the Ohio State University have been attempting to hold a meeting with administration to talk about the upcoming contract renewal between the University and Wendy’s. OSU SFA, in partnership with Ohio Fair Food, has remained firm and clear that the Wendy’s on campus needs to be removed until the fast-food giant joins the Fair Food Program.
Throughout this time, the administration has been silent and ignoring students’ requests for having a meeting. And as scores of farmworkers, OSU students, people of faith and Ohio-area allies prepare to take on Wendy's at OSU tomorrow at 3 p.m. as part of the Columbus leg of the 'Behind the Braids' Midwest Tour, we’re calling on YOU to support OSU SFA’s Boot the Braids campaign! Send an email to OSU President Drake and CEO of the OSU Wexner Medical Center Dr. Sheldon – where Wendy’s is located – to not only listen to students’ concerns, but to take the necessary step of denying Wendy’s business on campus until they do their part to protect human rights for farmworkers in their supply chain.
We share with you below a message from OSU SFA. Support this student-led campaign tomorrow and spread the word!
Ohio State University Student/Farmworker Alliance and Ohio Fair Food are organizing to kick Wendy’s off of Ohio State’s medical center campus. OSU administrators have been ignoring student demands to remove Wendy's from campus until the fast-food giant joins a real solution to farmworker exploitation: the Fair Food Program. Instead, they have been refusing to meet with us, using as an excuse a pending meeting with Wendy’s to hear more about their fake Code of Conduct.
With the Wendy’s contract with the University up for renewal at the end of the semester, now is a crucial time to push OSU to do the right thing. Please sign and share our letter to University Hospital CEO Sheldon M. Retchin and President Michael V. Drake asking them to not renew OSU’s contract with Wendy’s until they join the Fair Food Program.
Let’s #BootTheBraids from OSU, and get Wendy’s on board with the Fair Food Program!
Bring Wendy’s to the table!