Press Release EPA Offers Revisions to Worker Protection Standard Last week, the EPA proposed new changes for the Worker Protection Standard to address a myriad of pesticide safety concerns. These proposed changes, the first of their kind in more than twenty years, are an “exciting step forward for farm workers and the agricultural community,” said […]
On February 25, 2014, Kelli Sue Davis begins as the new Communications and Development Director for the National Office. A Florida native with extensive nonprofit experience, Davis holds degrees in Administration and Nonprofit Management as well as diverse experience in faith-based foundation development and communications. “Kelli has a proven track record among like-minded faith-based organizations. Her […]
It’s Better than the Oscars! On March 28th, 2014, Cesar Chavez: An American Hero will be released in theaters across the country. Cesar Chavez: An American Hero is the first major motion picture depicting the accomplishments of a Mexican American icon in the United States. This powerful film gives light to the farm worker movement and […]
Join the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) for their Now is the Time Tour! CIW is organizing a 10 day tour to put pressure on Wendy’s and Publix Supermarkets to join the Fair Food Program. Actions will take place in North Carolina, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida. The Fair Food Program has increased wages […]
Join us on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 6:30pm at West Raleigh Presbyterian Church 27 Horne St. Raleigh, North Carolina 27607 Many faith traditions call us to support farm workers – some of the most exploited workers in the U.S. – and their efforts to improve their lives. Putting Our Faith into Action: Supporting […]
Raleigh, NC – On Thursday, House Republicans released their principles for immigration reform in an encouraging step towards fixing our nation’s broken immigration system. Unfortunately, the principles fall short of what is needed to create a roadmap for hard-working agricultural workers currently living in America to become full citizens of the nation they feed. “Our […]
Corporate giant Walmart just joined the Fair Food Program by signing a historic agreement with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW)! The National Farm Worker Ministry and its Youth and Young Adult Network congratulate the tomato pickers of Immokalee for their persistent pursuit of justice in Florida’s fields. Another corporate giant has acknowledged the hard […]
NFWM’s board members Fr. Hector Rodriguez (Episcopal Church) and Rev. Dr. Sharon Stanley-Rea (Christian Church, Disciples of Christ) visited the National Mall in Washington DC to show their support for those fasting for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR). Fast for Families: A Call for Immigration Reform & Citizenship participants were fasting from November 12 to December […]
NFWM was one of 75 food justice advocates to sign onto a letter to Wendy’s CEO insisting that they join the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Fair Food Program. The letter urged Wendy’s CEO, Emil Brolock, to uphold the values of Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas and to ensure that the rights of farm workers will be […]
For 6 years, the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) has been trying to get tobacco giant Reynolds American to use its power to initiate changes that will improve the lives of tobacco pickers. Reynolds American is the second-largest tobacco company in the United States, manufacturing about one of every three cigarettes sold in the country. […]
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National Farm Worker Ministry
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