Organizing Platica with VT Migrant Justice “Milk with Dignity”

When:
September 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Where:
Massachusetts Jobs with Justice!
375 Centre St.
Jamaica Plain
MA 02130
Contact:
Massachusetts Jobs with Justice!

Hosted by Mass Jobs with Justice and MA Resist the Raids!
Childcare and light refreshments provided!

Join dairy workers and organizers from Vermont-based human rights organization Migrant Justice for a stop on its “Human Rights Cannot Wait Tour.” Migrant Justice will inform the public about the human rights concerns facing dairy workers in Vermont, and the innovative steps they are taking to improve conditions. Workers will discuss their advocacy to ensure that Ben & Jerry’s–one of the largest purchasers of Vermont milk, known by many for its professed progressive values–follows through on its commitment to protect the fundamental human rights of dairy workers in its supply chain by signing the “Milk with Dignity” agreement.

Migrant Justice (VT) has been on the frontlines of the fight for immigrant worker’s rights stopping deportations, winning access to driver’s licenses and now expanding worker’s rights through Milk with Dignity! Check out this awesome background video:

Background:
Over two years ago now Ben & Jerry’s publicly committed to source its milk in compliance with Vermont dairy workers’ human rights by joining the Milk with Dignity Program–a worker-led initiative modeled after the Coalition of Immokalee Workers world-renowned Fair Food Program. But two years have passed, and despite broad public support and pressure, Ben & Jerry’s has still not joined the program!

So, Migrant Justice farmworker members and organizers are hitting the road for the big Human Rights Can’t Wait Tour this September. From Vermont to New York City, to Boston, to DC and Philadelphia along the 1000 + mile tour route, workers will be informing the public exactly what’s inside that pint of Ben & Jerry’s when it comes to human rights conditions for dairy workers. The tour will culminate in a national day of action on October 5th calling on Ben & Jerry’s to practice what it preaches by signing the Milk with Dignity agreement!