The COVID-19 pandemic has made it undeniably clear that frontline food workers provide essential services. But despite their critical role, many food workers are facing dangerous working conditions, a loss of wages, and a lack of access to healthcare.
Will you stand with food workers who are on the front line of our current public health and economic crisis?
We need everyone's help to pressure all levels of government to act urgently. Please DONATE and read our statement and write a letter to your representative to call for worker protections, paid sick days, healthcare and emergency income for ALL workers.
The Food Chain Workers Alliance believes that by organizing in our workplaces and communities we can revolutionize our food system to be one in which our work is valued and respected, where all workers can share in the wealth of their labor, and where we have the power to shape our working conditions and our lives. We are guided by the following principles:
We believe in centering the voices and leadership of food workers and food worker communities.
We know that the state of our exploitative food system is rooted in systems of white supremacy, a history of slavery, and colonization. We are guided by the principles of racial justice and organize to dismantle these systems.
We support movements fighting patriarchy, misogyny, gender violence, homophobia and transphobia. We understand that gender justice cannot be achieved without racial and economic justice.
We believe in the right of all people to move freely between borders in search of a better life. We also believe that people have the right to stay and not be driven from their homes by global capitalism and imperialist war and exploitation.
We recognize we must build solidarity across the global food chain and among all workers. We reject employer and government efforts to divide us by race, gender, ethnicity, immigration status and job status.
BREAD AND ROSES
A dignified life for all workers means time and access to leisure, education, and opportunities to make our lives happier and more meaningful.
We believe in a democratically controlled food system where those who produce, distribute, and consume food have control over the mechanisms of food production and distribution.
ALTERNATIVE ECONOMIC SYSTEMS
We support building alternatives to capitalism including supporting the growth of worker-owned cooperatives