Conscientious consumers are a growing force in the movement for workers' rights in the food industry. Mindful of how their food is sourced and brought to the table, they are increasingly supporting restaurant and grocery chains that pay their workers a living wage and provide decent working conditions.
For decades, restaurant chains have profited from the popular misconception that all of their employees are high school students living at home, supported by their parents, who want a little spending money.
In reality, an increasing percentage of restaurant workers are adults who are trying to support their families by working minimum wage jobs that don't include full-time hours and benefits. To make ends meet, these workers have to work multiple part-time jobs and rely on government programs like SNAP to make ends meet.
- Promoting worker solidarity and leadership development in the food industry
- Campaigning for a raise in the minimum wage, paid sick days for all, and ending wage theft and discrimination in the workplace
- Informing consumers about "high road" restaurant and grocery chains who give their workers fair pay and adequate benefits
You can also support the vital work of the Food Chain Workers Alliance by making a donation here.