Keep the Heat on Wendy’s Wendy’s still refuses to sign onto the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Fair Food Agreement in which Wendy’s growers would agree to give farm workers a wage increase through paying an additional penny per pound and to adhere to a human-rights-based Code of Conduct to be implemented on the farms that grow […]
Susan Alan’s radio interview about NFWM NFWM’s Associate Director, Susan Alan was the featured guest on KSVR’s We Do The Work a weekly, radio program in Sagkit County, WA. In the interview, Susan talks about NFWM’s history and work. The story features NFWM’s support of Familias Unidas por la Justica (FUJ), berry pickers in Washington who have […]
On August 28, Rev. Sharon Stanley Rea, NFWM’s board representative for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) marched alongside members of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee from the AFL-CIO Washington D.C. headquarters to Reynolds American Inc. headquarters in Washington D.C to deliver a petition with 20,000 signatures of farm worker supporters. The petition, to Thomas C. Wagner, […]
We at the National Farm Worker Ministry are sad to announce that Frank Forbath, a wonderful man and committed farm worker activist from Orange County California, passed from this life on September 2, 2015 at the age of 90. We send our condolences to Frank’s wife Jean and their seven children, five children-in-law, and 15 […]
The Board of Directors of the National Farm Worker Ministry held their summer meeting at Western Washington University in Bellingham Washington July 10-11th. Bellingham was chosen so that the board and staff could learn first-hand from the farm workers of Familias Unidas por la Justicia (FUJ) about their labor dispute with Sakuma Bros Farm in […]
The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Julie Taylor has accepted the position of Executive Director of the National Farm Worker Ministry. Julie comes to NFWM from a successful career of 15 years with United Methodist Women (UMW), Spiritual Growth and Justice and Advocacy Ministries which included 13 years of service to the […]
Here is the most recent reflection written by Carson Putnam, NFWM’s Duke Divinity School Ministerial Intern this summer. Carson has been organizing people of faith in the Triangle to visit labor camps, accompanying organizers of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC). Sustaining Hope: Gospel Resolve in Farm Worker Ministry Recently I had the opportunity to […]
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, […]
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