On Labor Day, Americans celebrate the achievements of workers and their contribution to our nation’s prosperity. What’s often overlooked are the continuing struggles of farm and food system workers, many of whom live below the poverty line, rely on government nutrition assistance programs, and never receive a job promotion.
One-sixth of our nation’s workforce, 20 million people, are in the food-production chain. They grow, process, transport, sell, and serve our food. This Labor Day, let’s commit to support fair labor conditions for the people who put food on our tables.