Exclusive: Celeb-loving organic bread company charged with abuse

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 8:53pm

By Josh Eidelson

With a surprise midday Monday march on management, employees are making public allegations of abuse at the hands of an organic bread company that claims Meg Ryan, Megan Fox and Whoopi Goldberg as customers. The company’s breads are sold by retailers including Whole Foods, Dean and Deluca, and Zabar’s, and at its retail locations in Manhattan; according to an August 2013 internal newsletter, “The Social Network” star Jesse Eisenberg’s ”Amy Bread favorite”  is “our daily pizza and a slice of our Yellow cake with Pink frosting.”

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:

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