Brandworkers is accepting applications for a ten week paid organizing internship for a candidate interested in getting into social movement work. The organizing intern will receive hands-on training and participate in Brandworkers new member organizing initiatives. The intern will help recent immigrant workers of color develop workplace justice campaigns to combat wage theft, discrimination, and reckless disregard for health and safety in New York City's food processing and distribution industry.
Celebrated around the world on May 1, May Day commemorates the Haymarket Affair in 1886, when workers gathered with great resolve to call for the 8-hour day and an end to violence against striking workers. By demanding an 8-hour day, workers were reclaiming their right to a life that included time for friends and family, for creativity, for enjoyment.
The NYC Economic Development Corporation, in partnership with Goldman Sachs and the New York Business Development Corporation (NYBDC), has just announced the launch of their Food Manufacturers Fund.
This Thursday, January 24th will mark the second anniversary of the death of Juan Baten at the Tortilleria Chinantla tortilla factory in Brooklyn. At 5:00 in the evening, we will be gathering for a public candlelight vigil in front of the factory, which is located at 975 Grand Street in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.