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FOOD CHAIN WORKERS ALLIANCE

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May Day Statement 

Whereas food workers and their families, especially immigrants and people of color and of many different religious faiths, are being subjected to extreme and escalating attacks on their dignity and security;

Whereas corporations and their agents in governments across the globe are seeking the outright destruction of labor unions, worker centers, and other working-class organizations;

Whereas the U.S. federal government is carrying out increasingly aggressive assaults against Indigenous sovereignty, immigrant and African-American families, women, LGBTQ people, the Muslim community, and other marginalized groups;

Whereas the U.S. and Canadian administrations claims to restore jobs in their respective country, but their policies result in more job loss, including from technology and automation, and will not protect the jobs or help improve job quality of workers along the food chain.

Whereas white supremacy, racism, phony economic populism, xenophobia, misinformation, and brazen corruption have emerged as the defining characteristics of upcoming elections in both Canada and the US with grave consequences for human life and the planet;

Whereas policies promoted by those in power all around the world that deepen economic inequality, dismantle public institutions, allow corporate malfeasance with impunity, and degrade environmental protections are a serious threat to the long-term security and well-being of people;

Whereas attacks against marginalized people require a dramatic response from all people of conscience;

Whereas working people and their allies across communities are demonstrating a new and energetic readiness for large-scale action;

Whereas Food Chain Workers Alliance member organizations and partner groups have the ability to make a unique contribution to a national day of action and the overall resistance movement;

On International Workers Day, the Food Chain Workers Alliance honors and supports all workers mobilizing for their rights in their workplaces and in their communities.

NEWS FROM THE FRONTLINES

Support Grocery Workers – One job should be enough

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Support grocery workers, not Wall StreetCorporate grocery stores are making record profits but refuse to provide workers enough pay or hours to support themselves or their families. Sign this petition…

International Women’s Day 2019

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March 8, 2019 By Farmworker Association of Florida The goals that gave rise to International Women’s Day continue to inspire us. They have become the rallying cry of the women…

The Good Food Purchasing Program saw Victories from Coast to Coast in 2018

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This year has brought exciting progress thanks to the ongoing leadership of diverse coalitions and grassroots leaders working hard around the country.  We kicked off the year celebrating Teamsters Local…

Worker Leaders Grow & Learn with FCWA!

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Creating spaces for members to learn from each other’s organizing and build solidarity across the food chain is a key area of FCWA work. This year, 75 FCWA members gathered…

It’s International Migrants Day!

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Solidarity with immigrants is a core value of the FCWA. As such, our members asked how could we collectively support the caravan of Central American migrants who are seeking asylum in…

UFCW Local 770 and Overhil Farms Workers

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Currently our member organization, United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) Local 770, has an active campaign at Overhill Farms. This fight began in 2009 when Overhill Farms unjustly fired 254 workers…

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

We are fighting for a food system that is healthy, local, sustainable, humane and fair.
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