By Rebecca Hayes, NYC IWW
On a blustery November morning before Thanksgiving, new IWW members, a diverse group of bakers at Amy’s Bread, kicked off an organizing campaign by marching to the site of the prominent food factory in Queens, New York, to voice their demands. Amy’s Bread supplies many of the city’s most exclusive markets, restaurants, and grocery stores. The company is enjoying enormous success with an image of responsibility, sustainability, and community orientation. Now, after many long months of organizing in secret, the workers and their allies are joining together to ask Amy’s Bread to live up to their promises.