Workers Launch Campaign Challenging Image of High-End Baking Company

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 7:15pm
Marchers in front of Amy's Bread factory

In march to factory, community members join Amy's Bread workers in show of support for better pay, affordable health care, and a respectful work environment

Queens, NY – Artisanal bakery workers at the large Amy's Bread production facility here were joined by foodies, community leaders, workers' rights activists, and fellow food production workers to kick off a campaign challenging disrespectful treatment, inaccessible health care, and wages too low to live on for many workers. 

Brandworkers Members Launch #WhoMakesAmysBread Campaign

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 2:06pm
Amy's Bread workers marching to the factory.

On Monday, November 25, 2013, artisanal bakery workers at the large Amy's Bread production facility here were joined by foodies, community leaders, workers' rights activists, and fellow food production workers to kick off a campaign challenging disrespectful treatment, inaccessible health care, and wages too low to live on for many workers.

2013 Brandworkers Awards Dinner

Thu, 09/05/2013 - 5:14pm

We hosted Brandworkers 2013 Awards Dinner on October 16. More than 225 of our members and supporters joined us, and together we raised over $68,000 to help hundreds more food production workers build their own campaigns, improve their jobs, and serve as leaders of change in the food system for years to come.

The evening was electric as we honored three extraordinary Champions of Economic Justice:

To Honor a Life - Saying Goodbye to Juan Baten

Wed, 07/17/2013 - 5:05pm
Francisco Castro, a Brandworkers member, with a poster showing Juan Baten at a memorial candlelight vigil in January.

A Message to the Brandworkers Community from Daniel Gross

Last week, a judge in Brooklyn finally sentenced the owner of the tortilla factory where Juan Baten was killed to pay a large restitution payment of $450,000 along with 90 days of jail time.

Here's what Juan's widow Rosario had to say about the sentencing of the owner Erasmo Ponce:

Statements on Sentencing of Tortilla Factory Owner Where Worker was Killed

Mon, 07/08/2013 - 5:36pm

Erasmo Ponce was sentenced today in a Brooklyn criminal court to pay $450,000 in restitution and serve 90 days in jail.

Brandworkers has been honored to partner with Juan Baten's widow Rosario Ramirez to achieve a measure of justice after Juan was crushed to death in a mixing machine. The employer failed to install a legally required machine guard.

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