VIOLATIONS IN THE FOOD SECTOR

As this infographic demonstrates, working in the food chain is not always easy. Employers often treat workers unfairly and do not respect basic rights protected under the law. This graphic only includes reported violations of these two laws. It is likely that other violations are occurring, especially to undocumented workers who are important members of the food chain in Rhode Island. Nationally there are a number of unions and worker organizations striving to create more just workplaces throughout the food chain. These include the Restaurant Opportunities Center, The Food Chain Workers Alliance, Service Employees International Union, United Food and Commercial Workers, UNITE HERE! and more.

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