FOOD CHAIN WORKERS ALLIANCE

“We are workers in the food system, employed on farms, in factories, warehouses, trucks, supermarkets, restaurants, cafeterias, selling food on the streets and much more. We are organizing locally and globally to improve our working conditions and have a say in our workplaces and in our communities.” – FCWA Members

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT LINES

OSHA’s New Emergency COVID Protections Exclude Essential Food Workers

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June 10, 2021 -- Today, more than a year into the pandemic, the Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued its first Emergency Temporary Standard establishing enforceable…

FCWA AND OUR FARMWORKER MEMBERS CONTINUE TO OPPOSE THE FARM WORKFORCE MODERNIZATION ACT

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FCWA is a coalition of worker-based organizations whose members plant, harvest, process, pack, transport, prepare, serve, and sell food, organizing to improve wages and working conditions for all workers along…

NEW Report: WE ARE NOT DISPOSABLE: Food Workers Organizing on the COVID Frontlines

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Today the Food Chain Workers Alliance is launching the report "WE ARE NOT DISPOSABLE: Food Workers Organizing on the COVID Frontlines." The report documents the devastating and disproportionate impacts of…

COVID Jungle Report Exposes Dangerous Working Conditions Inside of Chicagoland’s Food Production and Warehouse Facilities

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Today a team of worker justice organizations are releasing The COVID Jungle: Chicagoland’s Essential Food Workers and the Need for Vaccination Priority. Chicagoland is home to the country’s second largest…

Food Worker Organizing will Point the Way Forward

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As we look ahead past the 2020 elections we remain focused on the urgent needs facing food workers in this moment. Food worker exploitation is deeply set into U.S. laws…

FCWA joins civil rights complaint challenging meat processing corporations

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Black, Latino, and Asian slaughterhouse workers suffered disproportionately as the meat industry scrambled to respond to COVID-19. Now, they’re demanding justice. Food Chain Workers Alliance and Rural Community Workers Alliance,…

Meet Our Members

We represent over 375,000 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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