Brandworkers, inc. is a member led organization founded in 2007 by food and retail employees as a way for disenfranchised workers to combat the harmful business practices of NYC’s food manufacturing sector. With 35,000 members, they organize to end exploitation, discrimination, wage theft, and targeted attacks used by employers.
In 2012, Brandworkers won back $577,000 in unpaid wages and a binding code of conduct from Flaum Appetizing. The organization has since shifted focus to the artisanal bread sector, specifically Tom Cat’s Bakery
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