Gerardo Reyes Chavez

Gerardo Reyes Chavez is a lifelong farmworker and a key leader of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ (CIW) Fair Food Program, a unique partnership among farmers, farmworkers, and retail food companies that aims to ensure humane wages and working conditions for the workers who pick fruits and vegetables on participating farms. In his role with the CIW, Gerardo leads workers’ rights education programs, receives complaints of abuses in the fields, manages wage theft claims, and assists in the investigation of cases of modern-day slavery when they arise. He has spoken publicly about the Fair Food Program at events such as Harvard Law School’s Labor and Worklife Program Convening on Farm Labor Challenges and the Interfaith Council on Corporate Responsibility’s Multi-stakeholder Roundtable on Ethical Recruitment. 

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Workers' Rights Strategist