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Leveraging Institutional Dollars for a Just and Healthy Food System - Food Chain Workers Info Card (back)


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Leveraging Institutional Dollars for a Just and Healthy Food System - Food Chain Workers Info Card (back)

  1. 1. Over 20 million people, many of whom are people of color and FOOD IS Aimmigrants, work in the U.S. food system. Most are paid poverty wages,do not receive health insurance or paid sick days, and suffer a high rate HUMAN RIGHT.of illnesses and injuries. Due to this, workers along the food system THE HUMANhave joined together in the Food Chain Workers Alliance (FCWA), RIGHTS OF THOSEa coalition of worker-based organizations whose members plant, WHO PRODUCEharvest, process, pack, transport, prepare, serve, and sell food. OUR FOOD, FROM FIELD TO TABLE,The FCWA works to improve wages and working conditions for SHOULD BEall food system workers and aims to build a moresustainable food system that respects workers’ rights – based on the RESPECTED, TOO.principles of social, environmental and racial justice – in whicheveryone has access to healthy and affordable food. Our program areasinclude corporate campaigns, worker solidarity, evaluation ofcertification programs and labor standards, policy, and education. FOOD CHAIN Join the fight for a more socially just food system! WORKERS ALLIANCE Contact FCWA today! FCWA members: Brandworkers International • CATA - Farmworker Support Committee Center for New Community • Coalition of Immokalee Workers • International Labor Rights Forum Just Harvest USA • NW Arkansas Workers’ Justice Center • Restaurant Opportunities Center of NY Restaurant Opportunities Centers United • UNITE HERE Food Service Division United Food & Commercial Workers Local 1500 • Warehouse Workers for * * 213-489-9054