From Ontario orchards to Mexican Starbucks, workers are demanding better conditions, and working together to make it happen
What does a Starbucks in Mexico have to do with an apple farm in Ontario? A lot, it turns out.
Last fall, a group of migrant agricultural workers in Vienna, Ontario, staged a wildcat strike at Martin’s Family Fruit Farm, which supplies apples used to make apple chips sold at Starbucks. In an act of support and solidarity, the international Food Chain Workers Alliance coordinated actions at over 20 Starbucks locations in Canada, the US, and Mexico.
This cross-industry, cross-border organizing exemplifies the work of the Food Chain Workers Alliance (FCWA), which aims to cultivate solidarity and build power for workers across the entire food chain.
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