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Food(ie) Justice on the Fly: Five Destinations for Real Food in Airports

Food(ie) Justice on the Fly: Five Destinations for Real Food in Airports

Editor’s Note: This guest post is written by UNITE HERE member Frankie LaCoste.  As a foodie and food worker at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, he’s an expert at finding the best eats available behind security.  In case you need another reason to trust his advice: at home, he raises his own chickens. Your flight… Read more »

Food Workers, Students, Professors and Priests: Bringing Food Justice to the Dining Hall

Food Workers, Students, Professors and Priests: Bringing Food Justice to the Dining Hall

In our article last week, “The Food Movement in Flux: When a Good Idea is No Longer Enough,” we highlighted how grassroots organizing is necessary for the food movement to continue to change the corporate food system.  As a follow-up, we take a look at our own union’s efforts organizing food workers and community allies… Read more »

The Food Movement in Flux: When a Good Idea is No Longer Enough

The Food Movement in Flux: When a Good Idea is No Longer Enough

Recently, a friend described to me a well-known, long-established food movement organization facing a huge staff turnover.  Just one hour earlier, I had heard essentially the same story — from a different friend about a different organization. Only days beforehand, the Community Food Security Coalition, arguably one of the most important conveners of the modern… Read more »

Pomona College Dining Workers Report Unsustainable Injury Rate

Pomona College Dining Workers Report Unsustainable Injury Rate

Over the past few years, Pomona has committed to purchasing only cage-free eggs, providing fair trade and organic coffee and teas, and offering only local and/or organic whole fruit in all of its dining halls. Indeed, Pomona College’s dining services prides itself on its sustainability efforts: “We strive to make the food climate at Pomona… Read more »

Chicago Public Schools Agrees with Lunch Workers, Moves Toward Fresh Food!

Chicago Public Schools Agrees with Lunch Workers, Moves Toward Fresh Food!

Over the past four months, Chicago’s lunchroom workers have spoken with parents across the city about their vision for the food served to Chicago’s schoolchildren. The workers, members of UNITE HERE Local 1, also took their vision for freshly cooked food to the bargaining table. Today, in a landmark agreement, the workers and the Chicago… Read more »

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