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INTERNATIONAL FOOD WORKERS WEEK

NOVEMBER 16-25, 2017

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NEWS FROM THE FRONTLINES

Joann & Jose receive James Beard Foundation Leadership Award

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Congratulations to our co-directors Joann Lo & Jose Oliva! On Monday October 23, 2017, Joann and Jose received the James Beard Foundation’s 2017 Leadership Award at a special dinner in New York City.  …

Support Tom Cat Bakery Workers

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Following a Department of Homeland Security ICE probe, officials at Tom Cat Bakery in Long Island City fired dozens of immigrant workers. The workers had spent years building the city’s oldest artisanal…

Migrant Justice and Ben & Jerry’s announce historic human rights agreement

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B&J’s is first company to join “Milk with Dignity” supply chain program From our member group Migrant Justice:  After years of negotiations and public campaigning, Migrant Justice and Ben &…

Good Food Purchasing Program Victory in Chicago

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Good Food Purchasing Passes Chicago City Council! New measure will ensure transparency in food systems and generate millions in revenue for local farmers, food-based businesses and communities. A New Day…

DACA: Call for Action & Solidarity

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Nationwide — Today President Trump announced the end of the DACA program, which for over five years allowed over 800,000 immigrant youth to work and attend school.   Trump made this…

Charlottesville Statement

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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…

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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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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EVENTS

november

7nov6:30 pm- 8:41 pmFor The Record

18nov9:30 amCommunity Conversation at the Salton Sea/Conversación Communitaria Sobre la Laguna Salton Sea, Nov 18, North Shore

18nov4:00 pmHarvest Festival: Por Los Frutos de Tus Manos

19nov - 2decAll DayLake Apopka Farmworkers Memorial Quilt DisplayThe Human Cost of Farming

20nov - 25All DayColombia: Protect Human Rights Defenders

20nov - 25All DayFood Workers Resist!Online Action

20nov9:30 am- 3:28 amNational call-in day to Wendy's Board Chair Nelson Peltz!

20nov5:30 pm- 7:00 pmHarvest without Violence

20nov7:00 pm- 9:00 pmBook Signing of the book Fed Up by Dale Finley Slongwhite

21novAll DayLake Apopka Quilt Displaymemorial quilt display Rollins College

21nov6:00 pmGood Workers Roundtable

22novAll DayLake Apopka Quilt Displaymemorial quilt display Rollins College

22nov3:00 pmRally For DACA!

24nov10:00 am- 2:00 pmTour of Shame around the Herald Square shopping corridor

25novAll DaySay No to Tip Theft

25nov3:00 pm- 7:00 pmAlternative Black Friday Market

30nov6:00 pm- 9:00 pmImmigration Forum: Our Roots; Our Struggles.

december

19nov - 2decAll DayLake Apopka Farmworkers Memorial Quilt DisplayThe Human Cost of Farming

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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