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.

Paid Summer Internship at Brandworkers

Wed, 05/08/2013 - 7:36pm

Brandworkers is accepting applications for a ten week paid organizing internship for a candidate interested in getting into social movement work.  The organizing intern will receive hands-on training and participate in Brandworkers new member organizing initiatives.  The intern will help recent immigrant workers of color develop workplace justice campaigns to combat wage theft, discrimination, and reckless disregard for health and safety in New York City's food processing and distribution industry.

Help Us Transform the Food System

Mon, 04/22/2013 - 12:18pm

Celebrated around the world on May 1, May Day commemorates the Haymarket Affair in 1886, when workers gathered with great resolve to call for the 8-hour day and an end to violence against striking workers. By demanding an 8-hour day, workers were reclaiming their right to a life that included time for friends and family, for creativity, for enjoyment. 


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