Victory for Food Workers in Seattle! Thank You!
Ronnie Cummins Organic Consumers Association
solidarity can accomplish. When United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI), the nation’s largest wholesale distributor of organic foods, treated workers badly the organic community circled the wagons. Under pressure from organic consumers, food co-ops and fair trade and food activists, UNFI settled a bitter two-month strike with union members, agreeing to reinstate 72 fired workers and raise workers’ pay by 17.75 percent over five years.
Thanks to everyone – from those of you who signed petitions or boycotted UNFI private-label products, to the food co-ops that stood up to the giant wholesaler – for your solidarity in demanding fair wages and decent working conditions for the people who grow, harvest, pack and deliver our food.