News

Posted on Sep 18 2010
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Brandworkers report on Challenges and Opportunities for Workers in NYC’s Food Manufacturing Industry Re-posted from NY Daily News Nearly half the city’s food manufacturing workers have been injured while earning their bread, a new survey has found. Fifteen per cent said they slipped and fell, 14% were cut, and 10% suffered a back injury, according to the survey, set to be released Tuesday...

Campaigns

Posted on Sep 18 2010
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Mrs Greens Market Congrats to the Mrs. Green’s Market workers who were fired for organizing! They’re going back to work! Read this message from the workers: “After being wrongfully terminated this past January for practicing our right to organize in our workplace and 6 months of walking the picket line through 3 seasons (winter, spring and summer/ snow, rain and heat) we...

Take Action

Posted on Sep 18 2010
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Help Protect Workers from Exposure to Pesticide Did You Know? Pesticide exposure causes farmworkers to suffer more chemical-related injuries and illnesses than any other workforce in the nation. On February 20, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced proposed changes to the Worker Protection Standards, giving us the opportunity to increase the protections for workers who are exposed...

Featured Member

Posted on Sep 18 2010
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The Street Vendor Project *by Kimberly Lok, PHD Student at Temple University and FCWA intern* The Street Vendors Project (SVP) is a member-based organization with nearly 2,000 vendor members working together to ensure the rights of street vendor operators in New York City. In partnership with the Urban Justice Center, a non-profit that provides legal advocacy and representation for marginalized...