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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, 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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Senators Warren & Booker Release Information from Investigation into Tyson, JBS, Cargill & Smithfield

United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) released new information from their investigation into whether Tyson Foods, JBS USA, Cargill and Smithfield Foods used the COVID-19 pandemic as cover while they failed to protect workers, dramatically increased prices for consumers while exporting record amounts of meat abroad, and successfully lobbied the President […]

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 […]
We demand an end to the war on black people

We demand an end to the war on Black people.

In all fifty states, and in countries around the world, millions of people are rising up to collectively express their grief and anger in response to state-sanctioned violence against Black bodies.  We know that the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and Ahmaud Arbery, are but the most recent in a long list […]

These are some of the Black-led orgs leading our fight against racism in the food and agriculture system

By fighting white supremacy and capitalism in our food and farm system, the following organizations undoing centuries of oppression and exploitation, of people and the land.  We are grateful to count among our membership, partners and allies, and School of Political Leadership cohort, Black-led organizations that are at the forefront of fighting for racial equity […]