“Dessert”: Actions that can help make a difference

During Int’l Food Workers Week, Nov. 18-24, take action to support workers who are organizing for a better life for themselves, their families, and their communities.

  • A Dime a Day

Sign the SignOn.org petition “Tell Congress: Don’t Let Food Workers Go Hungry” asking members of Congress to increase the minimum wage and pledging to pay a dime a day extra for food so 29 million workers will benefit from raising the minimum wage.

  • Real Food Real Jobs

Sign UNITE HERE’Real Food Real Jobs pledge to support principles that unite the sustainable food movement with the food worker justice movement.

  • Dignity at Darden

Support Restaurant Opportunities Centers United’s Dignity at Darden Campaign. Workers at Darden restaurants – such as Capital Grille, Red Lobster, and Olive Garden – have endured discrimination, wage theft, no paid sick days and low wages. Sign the petition asking Darden Restaurants to sit down with their workers to resolve these issues.

  • Campaign for Fair Food

Take part in the Supermarket Week of Actions! Show your support for the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Campaign for Fair Food and deliver a letter in person to the managers of your local Publix, Stop & Shop, Giant, Kroger, or Martin’s supermarkets asking them to do the right thing for the farmworkers who pick their tomatoes.

  • Making Change at Walmart

Support Walmart store and warehouse workers who will be taking action on Black Friday – go to the Corporate Action Network‘s website and sign up for a local action near you!

  • Support Latin-American Farmworkers

The International Labor Rights Forum is working with COLSIBA (the Coordinating Body of Latin-American Banana and Agro-industrial Workers’ Unions) to promote better working conditions and decent wages in the production of bananas, melons, and other products grown in Central America and South America for the US market. Action to come!

  • Paid Sick Days for All – Healthy Families Act

Send a letter to your representative to support paid sick days, a necessity for workers, especially for those who work in the food industry.