Santiago Cruz was a Farm Labor Organizing Committee organizer both in the US and in Mexico who was brutally murdered at FLOC’s Mexico office in 2007. Santiago’s journey included leaving his home in Mexico post-NAFTA, crossing the border with a coyote then remaining in debt, organizing farmworkers, being detained then deported for not having a […]
This article was submitted by Suzanne Darweesh, Co-chair of the Orange County Interfaith Committee to Aid Farm Workers (OCIC). The National Farm Worker Ministry congratulates OCIC on their 50th anniversary! And we applaud the many people in the OCIC who over those years have advocated for farm worker justice with persistence and passion. On […]
Position Announcement Executive Director National Farm Worker Ministry National Farm Worker Ministry (NFWM) seeks a dynamic, passionate leader with demonstrated commitment to social justice for the position of Executive Director. ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW NFWM is a national faith-based organization committed to justice for and empowerment of farm workers. Since its organization in 1971, the ministry has […]
From the United Farm Workers: Home use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos was banned over a decade ago because science showed it harms to children’s developing brains and nervous systems – including reduced IQ and increased risk of autism. Yet use in agricultural fields across the country continues. The science is now even stronger. Recent studies show the same risks. Yet the […]
Farm Worker Awareness Week 2015 will be from March 24th through 31st. This special week takes place each year to coincide with Cesar Chavez’s birthday (March 31, 1927). This is a time when we honor farm workers and their contributions to our tables, our economy and our community. Please consider honoring farm workers in your […]
Farm Worker Supporters Call on Couche-Tard, Inc to Uphold Its Corporate Responsibility Statement A determined crew of FLOC supporters from the Triangle Friends of Farmworkers, the National Farm Worker Ministry, Student Action with Farmworkers and FLOC attended the March 10th special shareholders meeting of Pantry Inc, parent company of Kangaroo Express. Tobacco products account for […]
On Saturday, March 21st, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers will host a Parade and Concert for Fair Food in St. Petersburg, Florida. Through Grammy-winning artists like Ozomatli and La Santa Cecilia, CIW & supporters will use the power of music to call for Publix and Wendy’s to recognize their responsibility to the people who harvest their produce. Both […]
NFWM, Triangle Friends of Farmworkers, and Student Action with Farmworkers, as well as other FLOC supporters and FLOC staff, will attend the March 10, 2015 Pantry, Inc. special Shareholders Meeting in Cary, NC. We are going to let the new owners of Pantry/Kangaroo know that we will continue to demand that they take responsibility for ethical sourcing […]
You can provide vital help to the farm workers at Gerawan Farming in California who are fighting for their rights. Please SAVE THE DATES to attend one of the events (see below) in LONG BEACH, CA on March 24th,or SAN FRANCISCO, CA on March 31st or WASHINGTON, DC on April 7th. Just as importantly, please SPREAD THIS […]
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 […]
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