From Field to Fork: Food & Farm Workers Organizing for Justice
Room: HM 431
Twenty million people work in the U.S. food system and most food workers earn low or poverty wages. Workers are coming together in solidarity across the food system to address inequality and exploitation in the workplace. In this workshop, participants will learn about current food worker campaigns in NYC -- and how they can get involved. Presenters will share campaigns about farmworkers organizing for basic rights such as a day of rest, building a new form of worker association in NYC's local food production industry, restaurant workers organizing for one fair wage for tipped workers, and workers fighting to keep their union.
Speakers: Diana Robinson, Campaign & Education Coordinator, Food Chain Workers Alliance (Moderator); Mahoma López & Rosanna Rodríguez, Co-Executive Directors, Laundry Workers Center; Sonte Ricks, Deputy Organizing Director, ROC NY; Denise Romero, Labor Organizer, Brandworkers; Representatives from: Restaurant Opportunities Center New York, and Rural & Migrant Ministry
Policy & Advocacy