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NEWS FROM THE FRONTLINES

Cover the Time’s

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It centers around Christina Munce, a tipped worker and ROC member who earns $2.83 an hour as a server at Broad Street Diner in Philadelphia, PA. Her story is all too…

Voting for Food Tank’s SXSW Panels on Diversity and Food Policy

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Food Tank is excited for South by Southwest (SXSW) 2020 in Austin, TX March 13–22 next year. As part of SXSW’s Panel Picker process, Food Tank has submitted three possible panels convening…

Upcoming WWJ Will County Event

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Marchers take part in the Farmworker March for Dignity 2019, on August 4, 2019, in Whatcom County, Washington.  David Bacon Washington State today is ground zero in the effort to…

ICE off our Buses: End Greyhound Collaboration with ICE!

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Everyday across the U.S., ICE, DHS and Border Patrol agents board buses with Greyhound’s permission and attempt to detain migrants. We demand Greyhound end all collaboration with ICE and Border…

Paragraph Burgerville Workers at Three Stores Go on Strike over Bad Faith Bargaining

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 08.09.2019 Contact: Emmett Schlenz, 401-855-9440, emmett.schlenz@gmail.com Burgerville Workers at Three Stores Go on Strike over Bad Faith Bargaining  PORTLAND, OR: Today, on Friday August 9, the Burgerville…

ILRF is hiring

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The International Labor Rights Forum is hiring, for the Legal & Policy Director and Communications Coordinator positions. The International Labor Rights Forum is a human rights organization that advocates for…

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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