Tell Goldman Sachs: We Need Wholesome Food and Safe Jobs for NYC‏

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 11:24am

Goldman Sachs doesn't want you to know what it does with your tax-dollars. Don't let your money go to law-breaking food sweatshops. Sign our petition to call on Alicia Glen of Goldman Sachs to create good jobs through their food manufacturers loan program.

Goldman Sachs no quiere que sepas lo que hace con tus impuestos. No dejes que tu dinero caiga en las manos de fábricas neglientes y malhechores. Firma nuestra petición para exigir a Alicia Glen de Goldman Sachs a que cree trabajos dignos mediante su programa de préstamos para fabricantes de alimentos.

Potluck and Movie at Our Long Island City Headquarters

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 4:24pm

This Sunday, please join us at Brandworkers for a showing of the riveting movie “Después de la Neblina” (When Clouds Clear - click here to view the trailer), followed by a delicious potluck supper. “When Clouds Clear” is a moving account of the people of a remote Ecuadorean village as they struggle to preserve their way of life against the intrusion of copper mining companies.

New York City's New Loan Program for Food Manufacturers Risks Misuse of Taxpayer Dollars

Wed, 02/27/2013 - 10:27am

Brandworkers pledged today to scrutinize the loan decisions of a new City loan program for food manufacturers backed by controversial Wall Street firm Goldman Sachs. The Queens-based workers' rights organization made the move after talks with the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), Goldman, and their third-party loan administrator broke down over incorporating basic standards of transparency, disclosure, and legal compliance for employers who receive public dollars from the NYC Food Manufacturers Growth Fund.

National Food Workers Coalition Honors Brandworkers Members for Innovative Campaign Victory

Thu, 02/21/2013 - 2:48pm
Brandworkers members Placido Romero and Irma Luna's family at the Food Chain Workers Alliance awards party

Last Wednesday, Brandworkers members were honored by the preeminent national coalition of food worker organizations, the Food Chain Workers Alliance, for their inspiring campaign victory. Our members from the kosher food processing and distribution company, Flaum Appetizing, were given the Food Workers Justice Award for winning back $577,000 in stolen wages and compelling the employer to accept a binding code of conduct ensuring compliance with all workplace laws.

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