There are approximately one million farm workers in the US and their labor puts food on our tables each and every day. The majority of farm workers are undocumented, living in fear of deportation and isolated from the wider community. Comprehensive immigration reform seems still out of reach in the current Congress. Thankfully, President Obama has […]
Despite the unseasonable cold weather, NFWM showed some love by marching alongside staff and members of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) and the Triangle Friends of Farmworkers (TFF) at the 9th annual Historic Thousands on Jones Street (HKonJ) march in Raleigh this Valentine’s Day. The march, along with the Moral Monday movement was organized by […]
National Farm Worker Ministry is reissuing our Lenten Booklet we first published in 2007. The reflections in this booklet may contain some dated reference, the Iraq War and the freezes that damaged citrus crops in California in 2007, however the insights and wisdom remain relevant. We offer these again for your reflection during this Lenten […]
Social Media Call to Action from the Farmworker Association of Florida Send a Valentine to EPA to Show Love for America’s Farmworkers Show some love for America’s farmworkers by sending EPA a valentine urging stronger worker protections from toxic pesticides! To make this valentine a success, we are using Thunderclap* – an online tool that […]
NFWM Staff Nico Gumbs and Board Member Carolyn Jaramillo of the Sisters of Loretto supporting farm worker justice with a smile! The National Farm Worker Ministry board held its winter meeting on January 30 & 31 in Immokalee, Florida. At the meeting, NFWM’s board elected a new executive committee including a new board chair, Sylvia […]
Dear NFWM Friends and Supporters, I am writing to announce that Executive Director Rev. Lindsay Andreolli-Comstock will be leaving her position with the National Farm Worker Ministry as of February 2, 2015. The Executive Committee accepted Lindsay’s resignation and we are now carrying out a succession plan. I am pleased to announce that Susan Alan […]
A Message from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers: SPRING ACTION ANNOUNCED! Join CIW for Fair Food Parade, Concert on March 21st! “…we are going to continue to stand up for what is right. Fear not, we’ve come too far to turn back… we are not afraid and we shall overcome.” — Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King […]
A Message from the UFW: Ag Commissioner’s investigation claims Gerawan violated the law by failing to warn workers of pesticides. Take Action Now! This is the scene described to us by a worker in the peach orchards of Gerawan—which sells its products under the Prima label. “As soon as we entered the block we smelled […]
Specialty Grocer to Join CIW’s Fair Food Program, Increase Purchases from Participating Florida Growers in Support of Groundbreaking Human Rights Initiative IMMOKALEE, FL (January 7, 2015) – The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) and Greensboro, N.C.-based The Fresh Market are proud to announce their national partnership to support fair farm labor conditions and verifiable, worker-driven social […]
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