Feeding New York: Challenges and Opportunities for Workers in New York City's Food Manufacturing Industry

June 24th from 9:30am to 11:30am at The Murphy Institute in midtown Manhattan

Brandworkers was launched in 2008 by retail and fast-food employees who were active in worker centers and labor unions. Two years later, Brandworkers won its first workplace justice campaign against a seafood retailer and wholesaler that provides high-end restaurants with fish and seafood products. Since then, Brandworkers has won settlements and judgments that netted close to $2.5 million in unpaid wages and compensation for workers and improved conditions for hundreds of workers in the food processing and distribution sector.


The release of the report will take place at a lively policy briefing featuring workers' rights and food justice leaders. For more information and to register, please click here. A presentation on the report's findings will be followed by a panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities for workers in the local food industry. Speakers scheduled to appear include (list in formation):

• Daniel Gross, Brandworkers

• Alexa Kasdan, Community Development Project at the Urban Justice Center

• Richard Merino, Brandworkers

• Ruth Milkman, CUNY Graduate Center

• Janet Poppendieck, NYC Food Policy Center at Hunter College (panel moderator)

Brandworkers co-authored the report in partnership with the Community Development Project of the Urban Justice Center, with critical assistance from the Food Chain Workers Alliance. The event is co-sponsored by the NYC Food Policy Center at Hunter College, The Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies, and the Community Development Project at the Urban Justice Center.

When:  Tuesday, June 24, 9:30AM to 11:30 AM
Where: The Murphy Institute, 25 West 43rd Street, 19th Floor, NYC, between 5th and 6th Avenues
For more information and to register, please click here.

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June 24, 2014 at 9:30am - 11:30am