Join us to celebrate five years of protecting and advancing the rights of retail and food employees at the 2012 Brandworkers Awards Dinner.
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2012 Brandworkers Awards Dinner Celebrating our Fifth Anniversary
Honoring Champions of Economic Justice
October 24th, 2012 | 6pm
Angel Orensanz Foundation
172 Norfolk Street
New York, NY 10002
The totals are in and the Brandworkers May Day fundraising appeal achieved and beat our goal of raising $5,000 in just ten days! Over one hundred of you gave and we raised just over $6,500. These funds help ensure that NYC's food processing and distribution workers keep receiving the very best in training and support to organize and win. Thank you for all of your solidarity!
You heard our call for solidarity and you responded! We are thrilled to report that drivers at Tom Cat Bakery have won their first big victory!
For 13 years, Director of Distribution Walter Knox manipulated work hours, treated workers with contempt, and retaliated against those who dared speak up. Now after months of preparation and a series of decisive actions, the workers have won the removal of Knox from his post!
Brandworkers members are transforming their jobs and helping remake the labor movement through worker-led organizing and direct action. Help Brandworkers keep pace with the fast-growing demand from workers for the kind of organizing support it takes to win.
Make a contribution to Brandworkers in honor of international workers' day and help us hit our goal of $5000 raised by May 1st. Thank you.
Members of Focus on the Foodchain at a large industrial bakery called Tom Cat launch a campaign to win respect at work in the face of an aggressive campaign by the factory's new private equity owners to degrade their jobs.
Members of Focus on the Food Chain at one of New York City's largest industrial bakeries launched a campaign on Wednesday to win respect at work in the face of an aggressive attempt by the factory's new private equity owners to degrade their jobs. Drivers at Queens-based Tom Cat Bakery, a leading supplier of artisanal breads to many of the New York metro area's finest restaurants and gourmet food retailers, are forced to work under a highly abusive manager and are being threatened with severe health care cutbacks.
The Tom Cat workers, mostly Latin American immigrants, gathered yesterday in Long Island City with worker and student allies representing a variety of groups including the Occupy Wall Street Immigrant Worker Justice Working Group, Food Chain Workers Alliance, Jornaleros Unidos de Woodside, the Laundry Workers Center, the Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York, and Domestic Workers United.
Focus on the Food Chain has been hard at work seeking justice in the crushing death of Juan Baten, who was killed just over a year ago in a Brooklyn tortilla factory. We've been working closely with Juan's widow, Rosario, to honor Juan's memory, hold his employer accountable, and to do everything in our power to make sure such a tragedy isn't repeated in New York's food supply chain.
This is an event not to be missed. With delicious food and drink and a beautiful venue, join us to honor outstanding Champions of Economic Justice. Read all about the event and purchase tickets online.