Brandworkers has an opening for a part-time Operations Coordinator

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 11:31am

Feeding New York Report Released

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 9:46pm
Download your copy of Feeding New York.

A new report, Feeding New York, authored by the Community Development Project at the Urban Justice Center and Brandworkers is the first-ever report detailing worker’s experiences in the city’s growing food manufacturing industry. It exposes pervasive wage theft, discrimination, lack of job training and dangerous work conditions that impact this majority immigrant sector. The food manufacturing industry prepares and delivers food across the city and has over $5 billion in annual sales.

June 24: Brandworkers to Release Groundbreaking Food Worker Report

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 12:32pm

Brandworkers is proud to announce the completion of "Feeding New York: Challenges and Opportunities for Workers in New York City's Food Manufacturing Industry." This is the first-ever report on NYC's rapidly growing local food production industry from the perspective of the workers employed in the sector.

You are invited to the release of the report at a lively policy briefing featuring workers' rights and food justice leaders.

Brandworkers Annual Holiday Party

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 1:26pm

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The Brandworkers Annual Holiday Party will be on Saturday, January 4th at 2pm, in celebration of Three Kings' Day.

Join Brandworkers members, staff, and allies to celebrate the victories of 2013 and kick off the new year in full force! We'll have music, piñatas, and a variety of food and drinks from our countries – delicacies such as tamales, pan de rosca, flan, and ponche. Bring along your friends and family to join in the celebration.

Brandworkers Annual Holiday Party

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. 


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