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Meet Carmen: Another BAMCO worker with a vision for a sustainable future

Meet Carmen: Another BAMCO worker with a vision for a sustainable future

Born and raised in our nation’s capital, Carmen McRae has worked in the cafeteria at American University for 25 years. With a passion for real food and a love for the university’s students, she proudly cooks and serves thousands of sandwiches and salads every day. Watch the video to see more of Carmen’s story, and… Read more »

“I Stand with You” – Bon Appetit union members support LaVerne

“I Stand with You” – Bon Appetit union members support LaVerne

On Food Day, food service workers at the University of LaVerne bravely came together and called on their employer, Bon Appetit Management Company, to honor their right to form a union through a process of their choosing. Adding their voices to the creation of a sustainable future, these workers have taken a courageous step. They… Read more »

Food Day in DC: “I know what real food looks like. I’m more than just a cashier.”

Food Day in DC: “I know what real food looks like. I’m more than just a cashier.”

The struggles for real food and real jobs are one in the same, and we stand together in building a just, nourishing food system. This was the message championed by the more than 100 DC food service workers, students, and community allies who celebrated Food Day together on Wednesday. Gathering in American University’s Founders Room,… Read more »

Beyond the pledge: foodies and food workers get down to business

Beyond the pledge: foodies and food workers get down to business

Two weeks ago, we publicly launched the Real Food Real Jobs pledge, announcing “Food workers and the food movement are uniting,” and asking for allies across the food chain to join them. The response we received was impressive and inspiring. Uniting in solidarity with food workers and their vision of food justice, hundreds of food… Read more »

Local 23 Connects DC’s Struggles for Good Food and Good Jobs

Local 23 Connects DC’s Struggles for Good Food and Good Jobs

In the past few weeks, UNITE HERE’s Local 23 and DC-area food and farming groups have collaborated to host three different events which brought together food service workers, union organizers, food justice advocates, farmers, students, and other community members to share stories about their experiences with food, to teach each other about the work they… Read more »

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