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1 May 2020

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Food Chain Workers Alliance

Food Chain Workers Alliance calls for end of exploitation of workers in food supply chains

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"MAY DAY: FOOD WORKERS FIGHT BACK", 30 April 2020

On MAY DAY we honor and support all workers mobilizing in the form of strikes, rallies, slow-downs, call-outs and other actions throughout the globe. 

In the time of COVID-19 the state and the larger public are finally recognizing the labor of over 22 million workers that keep the food supply chain running. Yet, food workers are still being treated as disposable. Workers throughout this food supply chain are exploited by the #COVID19 crisis & the pre-existing conditions of the profit-driven food economy.  Food workers are organizing to win safe conditions during COVIDs and these fights are sowing the seeds for the power we need to transform the food system in the long run.

On May Day 2020 we support local and global calls for workers to take action and use their power as workers to build a world where the labor of all workers is valued...

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