Thank you to Carson Putnam, NFWM’s Duke Divinity School Ministerial Intern, for providing the following reflection. In my time so far with the NFWM I have learned a lot about the plight of farm workers in this country. A lot of the information that I have learned about farm workers has come through reading and […]
Sign E-Petition to Reynolds American & support tobacco farm workers. Dear NFWM Supporters, Our friends at the International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) have issued an e-petition to Reynolds American asking for them to sign an agreement with the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) that would push the tobacco company’s suppliers toward respecting worker rights in […]
Resource Updates: We are now publishing several faith-based resources that have been created this year by Duke Divinity Intern, Taylor Dellastatious Pfaff. Should you like to integrate these resources into your congregation, personal devotional life, or ministry context, please download and do so! These resources have been added to our two recently updated resource pages, […]
The Farm Labor Organizing Committee is continuing the pressure on Reynolds to sign an agreement guaranteeing labor rights to tobacco farm workers. FLOC will have a major presence this year at Reynolds annual Shareholders meeting on Thursday, May 7. FLOC is asking for supporters to attend the shareholders meeting – either with your own share […]
Sign the Petition! The Coalition of Immokalee Workers is urging supporters to sign a message for Wendy’s CEO Emil Brolick calling on Wendy’s to join their Fair Food Program, agree to pay a penny more for every pound of tomatoes picked, and commit to a zero-tolerance policy for sexual harassment, child labor, and […]
Some history behind the upcoming RJ Reynolds shareholders meeting, and why you’re needed! By Dave Austin I’ve recently watched documentaries on the 60s and 70s history of the civil rights movement, like the Freedom Riders campaign… in awe of the courageous organizers, leaders and everyday resisters. But I also felt a sort of […]
A mighty ¡Aplausa! to Bro. Mark Schroeder (pictured at podium), numerous other Franciscan brothers, NF NFWM Board member Carolyn Jaramillo, Carolyn’s friends, long time NFWM super supporter Kathryn Franger and Molly Jane Hammond for joining hundreds at the San Francisco Cesar Chavez day march & Board of Supervisor resolution vote. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors […]
We just mailed out our Spring newsletter that includes recent goings on with NFWM and the farm worker movement. Maybe you’re not on the mailing list yet or maybe you’d like some more copies to share with your friends and neighbors; Either way, it’s online and can be downloaded for free here!
The United Farm Workers have postponed the Gerawan workers actions set for April 7th in Washington DC. The DC City Council will be in recess due to the holidays. The actions – the picket line, march and press conference – will be re-scheduled. Please check back for updates.
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