The food industry (restaurants, food processing plants, farms) employs some 21.5 million people, making it easily the largest employer in the U.S. As such, it’s an industry with the most to lose — or gain, depending upon who you’re talking to — under a new administration. Wages, treatment of workers, and unionization are all on the line.
Worker advocacy group Food Chain Workers Alliance has published a new report detailing the highs and lows of current food workers around wages, food security, health and safety, harassment, and other challenges. Long story short: The outlook isn’t great.
Read on at Eater.