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Food, Worker, and Immigrant Justice:  Why We Need to Link These Movements

Food, Worker, and Immigrant Justice: Why We Need to Link These Movements

Editor’s Note: This post was written by Robert Gottlieb, Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Director of the Urban and Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College. He is the author of a dozen books, including Food Justice (with Anupama Joshi, MIT Press), Reinventing Los Angeles: Nature and Community in the Global City (MIT Press),… 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 »

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 »

Beyond the Good Food, Good Jobs Distinction: Seeing Workers as Part of the Food Movement

Beyond the Good Food, Good Jobs Distinction: Seeing Workers as Part of the Food Movement

Earlier this month, the Applied Research Center released a new report titled, “Good Food and Good Jobs for All,” which examines the current work and future goals of organizations working to promote good food or good jobs.  The report concludes, “Our society could stand to benefit from greater collaboration between the good food and good… Read more »

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