No Piece of the Pie: U.S. Food Workers in 2016

Food Chain Workers Alliance and Solidarity Research Cooperative


The 21.5 million workers in the food system make up the largest employment sector in the United States, with over one out of every seven workers in the U.S. working along the food chain. This report addresses the challenges faced by these workers in the five key sectors of the food chain: production, processing, distribution, retail, and service. The findings in this report demonstrate that poor working conditions, below average wages, and discriminatory and abusive practices are all commonplace across the food chain.


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