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America Tonight: The dark side of the farm to table movement

October 17th, 2014

Al Jazeera America – October 16, 2014 New York City prides itself on having one of the greatest restaurant scenes in the world. Chefs tout not only how delicious but also how ethically sourced their dishes are. However, the reality of the farm to table movement in New York might be less than ideal. Immigrant […]

New York dairy farm workers organize for justice: ‘Law or no law, we are going to organize’

October 10th, 2014

The Pump Handle Posted by Kim Krisberg on October 10, 2014 “Yes, you can use my name because it doesn’t matter. They have already done everything they can do to me.” Those are words from Eliceo, a former dairy farm worker in upstate New York. Earlier this year, Eliceo, 36, decided to speak up and […]

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NYS Dairy Worker Organizing Committee advocates for extention of OSHA Local Emphasis Program

October 5th, 2014

The NYS Dairy Worker Organizing Committee is advocating for the OSHA Local Emphasis Program (LEP) to extend into a second year of unannounced, surprise inspections of New York State’s dairy farms.  On October 3, 2014, worker leader Jose Cañas, joined by community members Gail Mott of ROCLA, Grania Marcus of the Greater Rochester Coalition for […]