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   The Food Chain Workers Alliance stands firmly with the majority. The majority deplore the racist, anti-Semitic rallies and bloodshed in Charlottesville this weekend. Right-wing white nationalists and neo-nazi terrorists took to the streets in support of a racist, bigoted, and authoritarian ideology that predicates itself on the oppression of women, people of color, the LGBTQ community, religious minorities, and indigenous peoples.

The moment is urgent. We have a duty to speak out and act boldly against that ideology and its consequences. The violence that threatened Charlottesville is threatening us all and is especially threatening working people of all colors and creeds.

We must make our struggle universal. The only way to fight back against their torches, weapons, and the violence of these white supremacists is with unity and strength of all workers of all races and genders. We need to be clear to everyone that food workers are on the side of equity, inclusion, and justice, not bigotry and terror. We, at the Food Chain Workers Alliance, condemn in the strongest possible terms these deplorable, shameful, and racist events in Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend. We commit to taking action and pouring out onto the streets in unity.


Who We Are

The Food Chain Workers Alliance is a coalition of worker-based organizations whose members plant, harvest, process, pack, transport, prepare, serve, and sell food, organizing to improve wages and working conditions for all workers along the food chain.

Meet Our Members

We represent over 300,000 farmworkers, warehouse, meatpacking and distribution workers, restaurant industry and workers all along the food chain and all across the country.

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Our Programs

The Food Chain Workers Alliance focuses on four areas of work in order to improve the lives and communities of food system workers and their families. Each member organization participates in at least one of the four program committees.

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Being part of this Alliance has been awesome. We're gonna be noticed. When you bring so many people together for one cause, that's when we make a change.

Ruth Faircloth, Rural and Migrant Ministry

It's gonna take all of us. We really need to start talking amongst each other and getting more organized. Being part of the Food Chain Workers Alliacne is really big for my organization so we can amplify our stories and hopefully bring about change faster.

Dominic Ware, OUR Walmart (Organization United for Respect at Walmart)

I was treated differently after i started organizing to form a union. But it's worth it to fight for equal rights, a better wage and a better future.

Velia Perez, Teamsters Joint Council 7

I think the food movement needs to be much, much broader and the FCWA has made that intersectionality much more visible.

Jen Mendoza, Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center

To know that other organizations are dealing with with the same issues - if we were all able to come together and work as one, I believe that it will change a lot of things.

Tammy Parkes, Rural and Migrant Ministry

Member Organizations

Voices of the Food Chain

Voices of the Food Chain is a project of the Food Chain Workers Alliance and Real Food Media to capture and share stories of the country’s 20 million food workers in their own words. Including voices of farmworkers, warehouse workers, meatpackers, line cooks, restaurant servers and more, the project features conversations recorded with StoryCorps, black and white portraits, and a video on the current challenges and victories at the intersection of labor and food. Voices of the Food Chain is part of a growing national movement to bring justice to all workers along the food chain.


Produced by Real Food Media
Director & Producer: Emmanuel Camacho
Camera Operator & Sound Recording: Jamie Davalos

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