Food Chain Workers
Benefitting the Food Chain Workers Alliance
This special edition directly supports the Food Chain Workers Alliance, a coalition organizing for living wages and safe working conditions for the millions of workers who put food on our tables.
Food chain workers make up the largest working sector in the U.S. and are also the lowest paid, with frontline workers averaging an income of $10 per hour compared to the median wage of $17.53 for all other industries. Farmworkers are significantly more disadvantaged, earning an average of just $7.25 per hour. Due to poverty wages, food workers are over twice as likely to be on food stamps than any other U.S. worker.
Improving food chain workers’ rights not only improves the lives of millions of hardworking people and their families, but strengthens our economy and decreases the income gap that has been widening for decades.
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The Food Chain Workers Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Los Angeles with member organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada.