In November of 2013 we celebrated our second annual International Food Worker Week. It was an absolute and resounding success!  Together with our allies we:

  1. Educated over 1 million people through social and other media about the need to raise the minimum wage for food workers, here is a smattering of some of the media we got: Al JazeeraRaj Patel on Huff PostCorporate Accountability International, Food Integrity CampaignFood TankCivil EatsInstitute on Agriculture and Trade PolicyCenter for a Livable FutureWalthan News TribuneLa VozWorkers World and many others!
  2. Made it over 100,000 signatures in our petition to raise the minimum wage! We went over 100,000 during our Twitterstorm Tuesday last week, however please tweet these senators now to let them know food workers need a raise.
  3. Held actions in 14 different cities to support food workers’ organizing campaigns and 4 local events held specifically for the week.

These victories show the growing need to lift food workers struggles into the forefront of our culture.  We are proud to be able to partner with you and look forward to continuing to make worker justice a reality!

We also received media coverage on our 1st Annual International Food Workers Week, November 18-24, 2012, and we were able to publish a number of blog posts related to the week! also published a series of short op-eds by FCWA Director Joann Lo and one by FCWA Secretary/Treasurer Liana Foxvog of theInternational Labor Rights Forum to highlight specific actions for International Food Workers Week: