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Food Workers & Food Justice Conference
Alliance for a Greater New York (ALIGN), Food Chain Workers Alliance, and United Food & Commercial Workers Local 1500
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
Join us at the Food Workers & Food Justice Conference! The Food Chain Workers Alliance (FCWA), the UFCW Local 1500 (an FCWA member) and the Alliance for a Greater New York (ALIGN) are co-organizing the conference.
The conference program agenda is currently organized in the following manner: The day will begin with the release of the FCWA report - the first-ever comprehensive report on the state of food workers in the U.S. - and workers will speak about how the report reflects their own experiences working in the food system. We will then have breakout sessions to focus on the policy recommendations in the report. Right after lunch, we will have a panel focused on the policy initiatives of three New York City-based workers organizations: the Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York’s proposed policy to tie liquor licenses to employment standards and the sale of healthy, nutritious food; UFCW Local 1500 and ALIGN’s efforts to require community involvement and good jobs to funding support for new grocery stores in underserved neighborhoods; and Brandworkers International’s effort to include labor standards for any food manufacturing businesses that receive loans and other financial incentives in the City’s Economic Development Corporation. After this panel, we will end the day with a session of workshops to provide more hands-on tools and discussions for food workers and food justice activists.
For more information and the agenda, go to http://foodchainworkers.org/.
Thanks to the Doctor of Public Health (DPH) Program at the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College, the Graduate Center, The City University of New York for being a co-sponsor; to the Ben and Jerry's Foundation, a Leadership Sponsor; our Partner Sponsors: the Small Planet Fund and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee; and our Supporter Sponsor: the North Star Fund!
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