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New York City's immigrant bakers speak up for food industry change

from Civil Eats

A group of several dozen bakery workers, union organizers and workers' rights advocates recently took to the streets of midtown Manhattan to protest the firing of 24 undocumented immigrants at New York City's artisanal Tom Cat Bakery. Bearing signs in Spanish and English and chanting for a boycott of Tom Cat bread in New York restaurants, the protesters brought to the fore this question: Do businesses have a responsibility to their undocumented workers after a government crackdown? The answer could change the future of the food industry, which employs several million of the estimated 8 million undocumented workers nationwide. more

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