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Real Food Real Jobs Lays Roots in DC

Real Food Real Jobs Lays Roots in DC

Coming off of an exciting win for labor justice and food sustainability in the Chicago Public Schools, Real Food Real Jobs is laying down roots in several more cities across the country this summer. Here in Washington, DC, local organizers have been connecting with food movement allies like Bread for the City, Neighborhood Farm Initiative,… Read more »

The Hands That Feed Us

The Hands That Feed Us

Sometimes (and we emphasize sometimes) the food movement seems more preoccupied with the treatment of chickens, the diet of cows, or the maternity wards of pigs than the treatment of workers in our food system. Today, our coalition partner the Food Chain Workers Alliance is is releasing a new report called The Hands That Feed… Read more »

A Crazy Coincidence?

A Crazy Coincidence?

We asked the statistical department of the Real Food Real Jobs campaign (they also do communications, campaigning, organizing, and other miscellaneous tasks) to take a look at the relationship between unionization and food insecurity. After running the data through our gigantic servers powered by unpaid interns on bicycles, they found the following: So starting in… Read more »

“Pretty, Pretty, Good” For Some in 2011

“Pretty, Pretty, Good” For Some in 2011

College tuition is soaring, student debt has quintupled since 2000, states are cutting funding to public universities, and federal aid for college students is potentially on the chopping block.  But how are the three food service companies (Aramark, Compass, and Sodexo) that dominate college dining doing?  As Larry David, creator of Curb Your Enthusiasm, might put… Read more »

“Occupy Dining Halls”

“Occupy Dining Halls”

At its heart, the Occupy movement is about inequality. On a college campus, you often don’t have to look beyond cafeterias and food courts to see where inequality and sustainability meet.  Next to walls lined with posters about “sustainability,” the workers behind the counter have a different story to tell.  If you want to know… Read more »

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