The Brandworkers May Day Campaign is an annual people-powered fundraiser growing worker organizing in the tradition of the immigrant workers who started International Workers’ Day.
Thank you to the over 400 people who donated and volunteered to raise over $48,000. Together we celebrate worker power for dignified jobs in the food manufacturing industry!
Fair and safe working conditions. The rights of immigrants. Racial and gender justice. A voice for workers in society. A sustainable food system that promotes social justice as a core value.
Brandworkers is a non-profit membership group of food factory workers that have been organizing for dignified jobs and a just food system for over 11 years. With your solidarity, members are setting a standard for family-sustaining jobs with a path to retirement, workplace safety, and a collective voice across the industry.
Your generous contributions sustain the training, infrastructure, and supportive community workers need to build power. This year, funds raised are supporting:
- Begin a new workplace justice organizing campaign at a food factory.
- Fuel victory at Tom Cat Bakery for immigrant protections & fair severance for workers fired in an ICE audit.
- Push back against unsafe conditions, stagnant wages, and understaffing at Amy’s Bread.
- Grow Brandworkers’ Gender Justice Initiative prioritizing gender justice in every aspect of organizing.
- Set an example for more workers to fight for and win justice in the workplace.
Brandworkers members rely on grassroots fundraising to grow worker power and each of us is essential. Thank you for showing up proudly with workers for May Day.
Thank you to everyone who powered the 2019 May Day Campaign!
Alex van Schaick
Amy Kaplan & Paul Statt
Brenda Enriquez & Frank Gattie
Jen Carlo & Ilya Geller
Josie Saladaña & David Kazanjian
Liss Waters Hyde
Monica Morales Urrabazo
Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) Staff Team
Rosanna Rodríguez-Aran & Virgilio Aran