Real Food Real Jobs

nicholas palazzo croppedReal Food Real Jobs is a national campaign by UNITE HERE that brings together food justice, sustainability activists, and food workers to make our food system healthier for the planet, our communities, and working families. We believe that all of our community benefits when workers have a voice in improving the food they prepare and serve, and when they earn wages and benefits that allow them and their families to participate fully in a healthy food system. 

In 2012 and 2013, Washington DC, Local 23 members  joined community and university activists to win ground-breaking union contracts at five area universities. In addition to better guarantees of full-time work, higher wages and lower cost health insurance, workers and management will meet as part of a special sustainability committee several times a year, and, workers will receive paid training on sustainable food.  

Read more about UNITE HERE’s national campaign for Real Food Real Jobs.