UPDATE: Negotiations Continue

Negotiations continue and that is good news. Since the boycott ended Golden Farm workers report that the owner of Golden Farm and representatives from Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW have sat down to negotiate 3 times and a fourth negotiation will take place this Thurday, June 6.

Workers, community, and NYCC staff are anxiously waiting to hear from the workers that Thursday will be the day that the workers can proclaim victory.

In the meantime we would like to invite the entire community to the following event:

LAWCHA National Conference, New York City, June 6-8, 2013

This will be a tremendous opportunity for workers, community members, and allies to speak about the the workers/community/labor alliance as exemplified by the Golden Farm campaign. 

The following is a brief description about the conference:


Meeting in a year in which surging corporate power has threatened both unions and democracy as we know it, the 2013 LAWCHA conference in New York City focuses on how varied groups of working people have built the solidarity needed to challenge their employers, each other, their communities, and the state to seek justice and improve their lives. Historically and today women, immigrants and people of color have often been at the forefront of these struggles. Many have seen the revitalization of their organizations—unions, cooperatives, mutual aid societies, and political movements—as critical to their struggles for equality and democracy in and beyond the workplace. In the present moment, faced with obstacles to organizing that evoke earlier centuries, workers and their allies are creating innovative organizational forms and strategies in the U.S. and around the world.

When: June 6-8, 2013

To see the full program click here. 

Session 6
Friday, June 7, 3:30 – 5:15pm
6.1 Big Ideas: Re-imagining Labor History
6.2 Rights and Opportunities: Workers, Employers, and the
Politics of Ideas
6.3 100 Years in the Making: Rethinking and Remembering
the 1913 IWW’s Portland Cannery Strike, 1913-1914
Michigan Copper Country Strike, and Italian Hall
6.4 Following the Women: Working Women, the Labor
Movement, and Economic Justice
6.5 Occupy Kensington: Community Support for Golden Farm
Grocery Workers
6.6 Intimacy, Invisibility, and Class Conflict in Service
Workplaces across the Twentieth Century
6.7 Domestic Workers’ Organizing in the Americas: the
Struggle for Justice beyond Borders
6.8 Corruption, Organized Crime and the Labor Movement in
the Mid-Twentieth Century U.S.
6.9 The Many Battles of Blair Mountain
6.10 Progressive Intellectuals and Labor’s Internal
Controversies: Lessons of LAWCHA Member Solidarity
and Engagement
6.11 Sex Work and the State: Reg


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