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.

June 30th: Brandworkers first Cultural Festival!

Tue, 06/04/2013 - 4:26pm

Mark your calendars for an unforgettable afternoon organized by the members of Brandworkers! On Sunday June 30, from 12pm-5pm, join folks from all across the city for our first ever Cultural Festival to celebrate the rich cultures and culinary traditions of the Latin American Diaspora.

Brandworkers members have planned for you a lively afternoon of delicious, home-cooked food and refreshing sangria, with live music and traditional dance performances from their home countries.

Brandworkers Supporters Deliver Petition Challenging #Goldman Sachs on Food Fund

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 12:00am

Workers, labor advocates, and Occupy Wall Street gathered together with Brandworkers this afternoon in front of Goldman Sachs' headquarters in connection with the international call to action against the controversial firm issued by Adbusters magazine, the publication credited with helping spark the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Brandworkers Protest Shakes Up NYCEDC Board Meeting

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 7:18pm

As part of Brandworkers' grassroots campaign to prioritize the voices of workers and taxpayers in the direction of the Food Manufacturers Growth Fund, over a dozen Brandworkers supporters carried out our second protest at the New York City Economic Development Corporation's (NYCEDC) Board of Directors meeting last week. While the NYCEDC board members attempted to rush through their agenda, Brandworkers protestors held up two rows of signs that spelled out “Food Fund” and “Transparency” and disturbed the “business-as-usual” tenor of the gathering.


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