There are more than 21.5 million workers employed in the U.S. food industry, with tens of thousands in New York City alone. Food workers are at the forefront of the movement to protect low-wage workers and their communities from the rise of anti-worker and anti-immigrant policies. This workshop will highlight food worker-driven organizing for social, economic, racial and gender justice including campaigns for better wages and working conditions, confronting sexual harassment in the workplace, and protecting immigrant workers and their families from unjust ICE enforcement and racist attacks. Organizers and food workers themselves will discuss their efforts, and how others can get involved!
Policy & Advocacy