Building Bridges Radio: Workers of the Food Chain Unite

 
Workers and supporters of The Coalition of Immokalee Workers‘ Campaign for Fair Food at Chipotle and the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United‘s Dignity at Darden Campaign met at the Capital Grille restaurant on E. 42nd Street in NYC and then marched to a nearby Chipotle Restaurant for a boisterous joint demonstration against worker exploitation by these two large chain restaurants. Joining the protest were members of Local 1500, UFCW, the Brandworkers’ Flaum Appetizing campaign and Hot and Crusty Bakery workers, all celebrating organizing victories. The demonstration was the kick off to a daylong conference by 14 unions and workers centers throughout the country constituting the Food Chain Workers Alliance which is organizing the close to 20 million workers throughout the U.S. in the food system – on farms and in food processing and meatpacking plants, warehouses, grocery stores, restaurants and food service establishments.

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Building Bridges Radio is aired lived on WBAI 99.5 fm in the NYC area on Mondays from 7-8pm EST. It is syndicated weekly to 45 broadcast and internet radio stations in the U.S., Canada and Great Britain.

Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
National Edition
Produced by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash
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The Hands That Feed Us:
Workers of the Food Chain Unite, Demonstrate and March

Workers and supporters of The Coalition of Immokalee Workers‘ Campaign
for Fair Food at Chipotle and the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United‘s
Dignity at Darden Campaign met at the Capital Grille restaurant on E. 42nd
Street in NYC and then marched to a nearby Chipotle Restaurant for a
boisterous joint demonstration against worker exploitation by these two large
chain restaurants. Joining the protest were members of Local 1500, UFCW,
the Brandworkers’ Flaum Appetizing campaign and Hot and Crusty Bakery
workers, all celebrating organizing victories. The demonstration was the kick
off to a daylong conference by 14 unions and workers centers throughout the
country constituting the Food Chain Workers Alliance which is organizing the
close to 20 million workers throughout the U.S. in the food system – on farms
and in food processing and meatpacking plants, warehouses, grocery stores,
restaurants and food service establishments.
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Excluded Workers Fight and Win
with
Ai-jen Poo, Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance

At a time of decline for traditional labor organizations, Ai-jen Poo from
the National Domestic Workers Alliance describes the growth and
successes of domestic workers organizing in NYS and around the
country. They have recently joined in an alliance, the Excluded Workers
Congress, with other immigrant based worker movements, many
taking the form of workers centers, representing national alliances of
workers in restaurants, day labor, taxi, formerly incarcerated workers,
guest workers & farmworkers. This is a rare hopeful moment for workers
too long excluded from labor law protections who need more support
from the union movement that in turn needs their vitality and innovative
approaches to organizing.
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