Farm to Grocery Store Worker: Workers in Global Supply Chain Unite

From: moriah K.
Sent on: Thursday, May 7, 2009 1:58 PM

This will be a good event to learn more about agriculture and workers in the global supply chain. ????

Farm to Grocery Store: Workers in Global Supply Chains Unite

Friday | May 8th, 6:30-8:30pm

Musicians Union Local 802, Clubroom

322 W 48th Street, just west of 8th Avenue, New York, NY

This panel will bring together workers or experts that represent different points in food and agricultural supply chains controlled by international food corporations. Panelists will discuss common labor injustices from the point of agricultural production (at the farm level), from the shipping of the product, to the retail sale of the product in a grocery store in the US.


Panelists will include:


Jose Schiffino, Chairperson, Fair Trade Committee of the NYC chapter of the Labor Council for Latin-American Advancement (LCLAA)
Amanda Camacho, Colombian flower worker

Angela Lomosi, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) Africa

Brandworkers, Wild Edible Campaign Worker

Gourmet Grocery Worker


RSVP for the event here:


Co-sponsored by International Labor Right Forum, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1500, The Cornell Global Labor Institute, Brandworkers International

Contact Eva Seidelman at [address removed] or (202)[masked] or Moriah Kinberg [address removed] with questions.


In Solidarity,

Mo Kinberg
Food Policy Coordinator, UFCW Local 1500
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