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.


Extreme Heat on the Job: Workers Need Protections Now

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(Worker testimonials below) The dangers of heat stress for both indoor and outdoor workers is only increasing as our planet continues to warm. In the food system, farmworkers, warehouse workers,…

Farm Workforce Modernization Act : Here We Go Again

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español abajo On June 30 2023, Representative Lofgren and other house members introduced a new version of the Farm Workforce Modernization Act (Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2023). Food Chain…

Procuring Food Justice: read our new report on a decade of values-based procurement

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artwork by Emitxin New Report Exposes Corporate Control of Public Supply Chains and the Communities Reclaiming Them español abajo A new report released today from the Food Chain Workers Alliance…

The Food Workers Organizing Institute!

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On International Workers' Day, we're excited to announce the launch of our Food Workers Organizing Institute! español abajo Since our founding in 2009, the Food Chain Workers Alliance has been…

Meet our 2023 Member Organizer Fellows

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español abajo In 2021, FCWA launched our new Member Organizer Fellowship Program to support a cohort of organizers and senior worker leaders anchored in our member groups. Fellows are funded…

Why must we support the Protecting America’s Meatpacking Workers Act

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"Current labor laws protect companies more than workers. Many times, we are being forced to work under unsafe and unhealthy working conditions without the protection of the law. They have…

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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