At the corner of International Street in the border town of Nogales, Mexico, a bullet-ridden wall serves as the backdrop to a roadside memorial. The memorial marks the spot where a young boy lost his life at the hands of the Border Patrol. On October 10, 2012, 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez was shot and […]
From the Farm Labor Organizing Committee: In July, members of the UK Parliament, Hon. James Sheridan and Hon. Ian Lavery, were invited by the FLOC to visit North Carolina and witness firsthand the abuses and the conditions in NC tobacco fields. North Carolina tobacco workers plant, harvest, and process tobacco for multinational tobacco companies such as […]
For Immediate Release: Raleigh, North Carolina 11/4/14 – National Farm Worker Ministry announced today that it has been honored with a prestigious 2014 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. “We are excited to be named a Top-Rated 2014 Nonprofit,” says Rev. Lindsay Andreolli-Comstock, Executive Director of National Farm Worker Ministry. “We are […]
A Message from the CIW: From 2001 to 2010, CIW members traveled the country with the Campaign for Fair Food, educating consumers about the human rights crisis that had plagued Florida’s fields for generations. Like farmworkers everywhere across the United States, workers in Immokalee faced abuses that ranged from systemic wage theft to rampant sexual harassment and even modern-day slavery. But […]
It’s Time for PSC’s Annual Sacrificial Soup Supper! PSC is honored to have Wilson Perez, CIW staff member and farm worker as our Keynote Speaker Wilson offers a unique perspective on CIW’s Fair Food Program, having worked in the fields before its creation in 2010. Topics will include: how this historic, award-wining FFP has changed […]
“For we are co-workers in God’s service:” The Relationship between Farm Workers and Gardens Webinar: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 7pm EST To register for this webinar, please send an email to email@example.com with your name and contact information. Where do our fruits and vegetables come from? Who is responsible for seeing that these foods are […]
A Message from Food Day 2014: Today is the day we have all been planning for! Hundreds of events and activities have already taken place to kick off Food Day celebrations with thousands more scheduled over the next few days. As you know, justice throughout the food chain—from farm workers to child consumers—is a special focus for […]
A Message from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers: October 24, 2014 – The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) has officially released a Fair Food label to help shoppers identify which tomatoes come from ethical farms. The label will be available to all grocery stores and restaurants that participate in the Fair Food Program. Participants in the […]
A Message from the LA Times: By Emily Alpert Reyes Hundreds of labor activists, farmworkers and their allies marched on Los Angeles City Hall on Wednesday demanding that a Fresno fruit grower recognize a union contract — the latest turn in a long-standing dispute over whether the United Farm Workers should represent the company’s employees. A […]
A Message from the EFI: The Equitable Food Initiative is pleased to announce that two large farming operations have just been certified to the EFI Standard for working conditions, pesticide management and food safety. The first certification was issued to an Andrew & Williamson strawberry farm in Oxnard, CA; the second went to Earthbound Farm, a leading producer of organic salad […]
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