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 […]
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 […]
The Farm Labor Organizing Committee is continuing the pressure on Reynolds to sign an agreement guaranteeing labor rights to tobacco farm workers. FLOC will have a major presence this year at Reynolds annual Shareholders meeting on Thursday, May 7. FLOC is asking for supporters to attend the shareholders meeting – either with your own share […]
Sign the Petition! The Coalition of Immokalee Workers is urging supporters to sign a message for Wendy’s CEO Emil Brolick calling on Wendy’s to join their Fair Food Program, agree to pay a penny more for every pound of tomatoes picked, and commit to a zero-tolerance policy for sexual harassment, child labor, and […]
Some history behind the upcoming RJ Reynolds shareholders meeting, and why you’re needed! By Dave Austin I’ve recently watched documentaries on the 60s and 70s history of the civil rights movement, like the Freedom Riders campaign… in awe of the courageous organizers, leaders and everyday resisters. But I also felt a sort of […]
We just mailed out our Spring newsletter that includes recent goings on with NFWM and the farm worker movement. Maybe you’re not on the mailing list yet or maybe you’d like some more copies to share with your friends and neighbors; Either way, it’s online and can be downloaded for free here!
The United Farm Workers have postponed the Gerawan workers actions set for April 7th in Washington DC. The DC City Council will be in recess due to the holidays. The actions – the picket line, march and press conference – will be re-scheduled. Please check back for updates.
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 […]
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 […]