Archives of Dignity for Workers

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Statement: The DOL must ensure that corporations abide by OSHA’s standards for workplace safety!

For Immediate Release: September 11, 2020 Contact: Kara Watkins-Chow, kara.watkinschow@berlinrosen.com Federal Government Issues First COVID-19 Safety Citation at a Meatpacking Plant Since Start of Pandemic On Thursday, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the first COVID-19-related citation to a meatpacking plant for failing to protect workers from the spread of the virus with a […]

Department of Labor Heads Scalia and Sweatt Must Resign!

Under their leadership, OSHA has failed at its core mission of keeping workers safe on their job The HEAL Food Alliance and over twenty-five local, state, and national organizations representing food and farm workers have come together to demand the resignations of Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor Loren Sweatt, […]
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Organizing Farmworkers in the Sunshine State: Farmworker Association of Florida

The first plank of our Platform for Real Food calls for dignity for all food workers and their families. The Farmworker Association of Florida (FWAF), a HEAL member organization, is building power among farmworkers, in particular those from Latinx, Indigenous and Haitian communities, and rural low-income communities to respond to and gain control over the […]

120+ Organizations Target Tyson Foods for Failing to Protect Workers from COVID-19

For immediate release: Food justice, labor, environmental, farming, and animal welfare organizations launch week of action, send letter to shareholders demanding worker protections Little Rock, AR – July 6, 2020 — More than 120 groups launched a week of action against Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE: TSN) demanding the company address the rising number of COVID-19 […]

Opportunity for All Producers : A brief explainer

    History and background: A timeline of Race, immigration and labor in the food system  Any conversation about the food system in the United States, must be grounded in acknowledging America’s colonial and racial history.  The United States is the result of colonization, beginning with  the arrival of European colonizers and subsequent seizure of indigenous […]

Students Demand Cafeteria Worker Protections During COVID-19: Here’s how you can join them!

Global Pandemic Highlights Systemic Flaws in the Food Service Industry; but students are fighting back! Kristen Strader, Real Meals Campaign Manager We are living through two global crises exacerbated by capitalism, racism, and industrial agriculture: climate chaos and COVID-19. These crises are unveiling what we already know—that our food system is flawed at the core, […]

Worker Organizing in the Era of ICE Raids

The first plank of our Platform for Real Food calls for dignity for food all workers and their families. Brandworkers, a member organization of HEAL, is a worker-led organization that is moving the solutions in our Platform forward by organizing the people who work in New York City’s food production industry.  Running through the 5 […]

Food, Race and Labor: A brief explainer

    History and background: A timeline of Race, immigration and labor in the food system  Any conversation about the food system in the United States, must be grounded in acknowledging America’s colonial and racial history.  The United States is the result of colonization, beginning with  the arrival of European colonizers and subsequent seizure of indigenous […]

The People Providing Our Food Are Essential. We Must Treat Them That Way

We’re joining Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance(NAMA), National Family Farm Coalition(NFFC), Why Hunger, Farm Aid and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy(IATP)  in calling on Congress to ensure that their response to this pandemic prioritizes farmers, ranchers, fishers and food workers of color who are most burdened by the systemic inequities of our food system. […]
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