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“Without the Church, FLOC would not exist”

National Farm Worker Ministry in partnership with the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC), United Church of Christ Justice and Witness Ministries, and the North Carolina Council of Churches hosted Putting Our Faith Into Action: Supporting Farm Workers in North Carolina on March 18th, 2014.  The event was an opportunity for organizations to learn how to […]

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NFWM Board Member supports Farm Worker Awareness Week in Gainesville, FL

In an effort to bring farm worker issues to the forefront of government officials’ minds, National Farm Worker Ministry board member Sam Trickey champions a Proclamation in Gainesville, Florida to officially designate March 24th-31st as Farm Worker Awareness Week.  Trickey partnered with Interfaith Alliance for Worker Justice, which includes Westminster Presbyterian Church and the Rural Women’s Health […]

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Patriarchy and Publix: Why We Need the Fair Food Program

If you live anywhere near the sunny state of Florida, bets are you have heard of a group of tomato pickers who are taking the East Coast by storm.  Formed in the 1990’s by a small group of workers who began meeting in a local church to discuss ways to better their living and working […]

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Coalition of Immokalee Workers- Now is the Time Tour

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 […]

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EPA Offers Revisions to Worker Protection Standard

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 […]

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NFWM Welcomes New Staff Members

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 […]

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House Republicans Release Immigration Reform Principles

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 […]

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Walmart Joins Fair Food Program

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 […]

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A Call for Immigration Reform and Citizenship

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 […]

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Food Justice Advocates Urge Wendy’s to Protect Farm Workers’ Rights

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 […]

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