Board at La Paz 2014

My 3 a.m. Call with Dan Gerawan

I worked for years in the anti-human trafficking field.  One thing I learned during that time is that most of the tactics used by traffickers are next to impossible to prosecute.  Intimidation and manipulation in many cases are not illegal.  Intimidation and manipulation, simply put, are not likely to get you thrown in jail. Intimidation […]

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MPs Gather for Round Table Discussion with FLOC Supporters

On July 26th Members of British Parliament Ian Lavery and James Sheridan participated in a fact-finding delegation to North Carolina tobacco fields to examine human rights conditions for farm workers.  The delegation of statesmen visited farms in the supply chain of various manufacturers – with particular attention to the supply chains of Reynolds and British […]

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EFI Unveils “Trustmark” Label for Certified Produce

A Message from the EFI: At the core of the Equitable Food project is the EFI Standard: it establishes measures for working conditions, pest management and food safety. When a farm has achieved the certification for the EFI Standard, it means it has met rigorous standards for these three areas; it also means it can use […]

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CIW Proxies Turned Away at Kroger Shareholders’ Meeting

A Message from CIW: CIW delegation turned away despite holding legitimate proxies; 100 stage impromptu march on Kroger headquarters to protest workers’ extraordinary exclusion from supermarket giant’s annual shareholder meeting. No one saw that coming. Since the days of the Taco Bell boycott in the early 2000′s, members of the CIW and their allies have joined forces […]

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Discussion with British Parliment Members Following Visit With Farm Workers – July 27

The Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC), Triangle Friends of Farm Workers, and the National Farm Worker Ministry invite you to join us for this historic Community Forum with Special Guests: Ian Lavery and James Sheridan, Members of the British Parliament, and Congressman G.K. Butterfield’s District Director, Ray Rogers. WHAT:   Discussion with an international delegation about […]

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Church Volunteers Needed to Serve as Camp Observers in North Carolina

NEEDED NOW (as well as throughout the Summer and Fall): Church Volunteers to Serve as Camp Observers  The Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) launched a summer organizing campaign throughout North Carolina. The Respect, Recognition, Raise campaign has 20-30 organizers going out in teams every evening (except Saturday) to visit with workers in their camps, hear […]

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Take Action: Support Prima Workers Today!

A Message from the UFW: Prima workers are fed up. They want their contract, an end to the retaliation against key pro-union leaders, and an end to wage disparity. So on Friday, dozens of workers are rallying in front of the company office. Gerawan Farming — producers of Prima brand plums, peaches, nectarines and grapes — […]

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FLOC Organizer Attacked by Growers’ Representative

A Message from FLOC: On July 9, 2014, FLOC representative and “Respect, Recognition, Raise!” campaign leader Oscar Sanchez arrived to a farm, having taken FLOC members to a local food bank.  Previously, Sanchez had met with the farmworkers who were exploring their options after a slow start to the season.  Following this meeting, FLOC filed a […]

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Farm Workers Continue Fight for Rights at Gerawan Farming

In late January at its biannual meeting, the National Farm Worker Ministry Board of Directors met at La Paz with Gerawan Farming Inc. workers who gave first-hand accounts that mirrored California state officials’ accusations of gross law breaking by the giant grower with its Prima label. Especially distressing was hearing the Gerawan workers describe how […]

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SCUPE Congress on Urban Ministry: Shining a Light on Farm Worker Rights

We all know the old adage, “out of sight, out of mind”  -  it is too often the case when it comes to farm workers.  We forget that food does not plant, prune or harvest itself. And too many of us are unaware of the great hardships endured by the estimated two million men, women […]

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