Relief for Workers Resisting ICE


On Wednesday, March 15, workers at Tom Cat Bakery in Long Island City, NY, were told by management that they must provide proof of work authorization within 10 business days or face termination. Management claimed that this was the result of an audit being performed by the Department of Homeland Security.

All of the workers affected have chosen to fight. The workers and their allies held a march and press conference the following week on Wednesday, March 22 (see press coverage below) and continue to organize for justice – both for themselves and as a model of resistence against the Trump administration's anti-immigrant agenda.

Should termination come to bear, up to 31 workers may be fired. To help them meet essential expenses, like rent and food, we are raising a month's salary for each – $77,500 total, at an average of $2,500 per worker. This will offer them the small comfort of having one month of basic costs covered.

Please give whatever you can afford and share this appeal as widely as possible. Let's show the Trump administration that we will not stand idly by as our friends and neighbors are persecuted.


This GoFundMe campaign was established by Tom Cat worker Osias Davila and Brandworkers, a non-profit organization that brings food manufacturing workers together to fight for good jobs and a sustainable food system. Every single cent raised by this campaign will go directly to the affected workers.



  • Kevin Bruce 
    • $250 
    • 56 mos
  • John Leavitt 
    • $20 
    • 56 mos
  • James Boo 
    • $20 
    • 59 mos
  • Diana Marino 
    • $250 
    • 59 mos
  • Justin Sowder 
    • $25 
    • 61 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Osias Davila 
New York, NY
Brandworkers International Inc. 

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