Amy’s Bread workers have joined together to improve their jobs, make their voices heard, and promote a just food system for everyone. Amy’s Bread is a well-known New York City wholesaler and retailer of hand-made bread, pastries, and sandwiches. They work at the company’s 33,000 square foot factory in Queens and the bread they bake is sold at many of New York’s most exclusive markets and restaurants. Amy’s Bread has achieved phenomenal growth through a combination of highly-talented workers and a brand promise of community, sustainability, and responsibility.
They work hard and take great pride in the food they make but struggle to afford food for their own families’ tables, after paying rent and bills. They don’t come close to being able to afford health insurance and their everyday work environment is seriously lacking in respect.
They are among the 35,000 workers in New York City’s food production and distribution sector supplying everything from hummus and juice to seafood and baked goods. Their campaign is part of a growing movement of workers and eaters coming together to deliver on the economic, health, and ecological opportunities presented by the growing popularity of locally produced foods.
As members of Brandworkers, they’ve built their own worker-led and worker-operated campaign to improve their jobs in partnership with allies like you. They’re also proud to be part of the NYC Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), a grassroots union run by members. For more information, visit the campaign website.