The Vermont Fair Food Campaign (VFFC) is a worker/community organization formed to address the urgent need of Vermont’s food chain workers for justice on the job. While much has been made of the local, environmental and sustainable character of the Vermont food system, little attention has been paid to the conditions of the workers who produce, distribute and sell our food. The VFFC has completed a broad survey of working conditions in our state’s food industry. We found low wages, a high incidence of temporary labor and a large proportion of workers denied paid sick and vacation time. VFFC is building a rank and file led organization to address food chain workers concerns and to establish a Vermont fair food certification program.

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