Read about all the exciting news that National Farm Worker Ministry has been doing. No permission is needed to reproduce NFWM materials, but please cite NFWM as the source.


NFWM’s Spring 2016 News & Views

  •  Spring 2016 Newsletter IconNFWM Meets with Sakuma & Driscoll’s: WHO REALLY HAS THE LAST WORD?
  • January Board Meeting Collides with Historic Winter Storm
  • NFWM news from Ciw’s Workers Voices Tour
  • Party with a Purpose: Host a House Party for NFWM
  • YAYAs in Action
  • …and more!



NFWM Fall 2011 News and Views (pdf)

  • California:  The Long Road to Victory
  • RubyRidge Workers Seek Justice
  • Update on FLOC Campaign for Tobacco Workers
  • YAYA (Youth & Young Adult Network) Support Farm Workers
  • Orange County Interfaith Committee
  • Pinellas Support Committee Sacrificial Soup Supper
  • United Church of Christ Marches on Publix
  • Looking for Food You Can Feel Good About Buying?
  • NFWM Honors OFWM & Rev. Ed Brandt
  • Community Disaster Center in Pierson, FL Opens

NFWM Fall 2010 News and Views (pdf)

  • NFWM Vigil at Grape Vineyards Remembers Farm Workers Who Have Died in California Fields
  • YAYAs Push AgJobs and Dream Act
  • OFWM Supporting Ruby Ridge Workers
  • Sodexo Signs….one more CIW Victory!
  • “Hit the Fields” Soccer Game in Florida
  • OFWM Supporting Ruby Ridge Workers
  • OCIC Annual Fundraiser for NFWM
  • Celebrating CA’s New Support Committee
  • Farm Worker Monument Dedicated
  • NFWM Bids Farewell to Christy Lafferty
  • NFWM Joins Global Farm Worker Meeting in California
  • FLOC’s JPMorgan Chase Divestment Campaign

NFWM Spring 2010 News and Views (pdf)

  • President Obama Issues Proclamation Honoring Cesar Chavez
  • NFWM Marches for Immigration Reform in Washington D.C.
  • 1,000 Join in Farmworker Freedom March in Florida
  • Honoring the Legacy of César Chávez & the Farm Worker Movement during Farmworker Awareness Week
  • 15 mile March in North Carolina Honors Farm Workers & Calls for Justice in Tobacco Fields
  • In California: Presentations, Marches & a Student Immersion Trip
  • YAYAs Honor César Chávez’s Call to Service
  • Oregon’s Farmworker Awareness Week

NFWM Fall 2009 News and Views (pdf)

  • California: Holding Companies Accountable
  • North Carolina: Calling for Responsibility throughout the Supply Chain
  • Update from NFWM’s Youth and Young Adult Network (YAYA)
  • Florida: Justice in the Tomato Fields and Just Soup Suppers
  • Northwest: Protecting Dairy Workers and All Immigrant Farm Workers

NFWM Spring 2009 News and Views (pdf.)

  • Reynolds Tobacco Shareholder Meeting and FLOC/NFWM Actions
  • NFWM and UFW Honor 15 Fallen Farm Workers with Prayer Vigils this Summer
  • California’s Employee Free Choice Act for Farm Workers
  • AgJOBS Introduced in 111th Congress
  • More CIW Victories for Florida Farm Workers
  • NFWM YAYA (Youth and Young Adults)Alternative Spring Break
  • Farm Worker Awareness Week Celebrated Around the Country

NFWM Winter ’08 News & Views (.pdf)

  • NFWM & Miami Clergy Vigil at Burger King’s Headquarters
  • Pesticides: A Serious Threat to FL Farm Workers
  • Help En the Oppression in the Tobacco Fields of NOrth Carolina
  • Workers at Beef Northwest Need Our Support
  • 1,200 Workers at D’Arrigo Bros. Win UFW Contract in CA
  • NFWM’s Youth & Young Adult (YAYA) in Action
  • Farmworker Awareness Week, March 30 – April 5
  • Remembering Jerry Robinett

NFWM Summer ’07 News & Views (.pdf)

  • Threemile Canyon Farms & UFW Sign Collective Bargaining Agreement
  • New OFWM Director is Andre Cano
  • NFWM Board Visits Labor Camps in North Carolina
  • Murder of FLOC Organizer in Mexico
  • Housing Victory in North Carolina
  • Farm Worker Leaders Meet at La Paz in June
  • Myths About Farmworkers and Immigration
  • UFW Urges CA Governor to Sign Fair Treatment of Farm Workers Act
  • NFWM Organized New Student Groups in Florida
  • CIW Puts Pressure on Burger King
  • Doug Still, Long’time Farm Worker Advocate Dies

NFWM Winter ’07 News & Views (.pdf)

  • Victory for Oregon Farm Workers!
  • NFWM Meets in Portland, Oregon
  • CIW Truth Tour Headed for Chicago
  • Si Se Puded!…Steve Witte
  • No More Deaths: Lenten Farm Worker Remembrance and Call to Action in North Carolina
  • Welcome to Alexandria Jones
  • Vaya con Dios… Lori Fernald Khamala
  • Immigaration Reform
  • Local NFWM Support Committees Active in California & FLorida
  • Damaging Freeze Hits California Farm Workers Hard

NFWM Summer ’06 News & Views (pdf)

  • Host a Feast for Justice
  • NFWM’s YAYA Summit
  • FLOC Prepares for 10th Constitutional Convention
  • UFW Signs Landmark Contract for Guestworkers Nation-wide
  • Hundreds Demonstrate for Justice at Smithfield
  • UFW’s Boycott of Krug/Mondavi Wines

NFWM Winter ’06 News & Views (pdf)

  • Standing in the Gap With an Honest, Faithful Voice of Peace
  • Farm Worker Organizations meet with NFWM Board & Staff
  • Brother Ed Dunn
  • Selen Echeverria in Miami Office
  • Hazardous Work at Mega-Dairy
  • AgJOBS Action Needed NOW
  • Keeping Faith With Cesar’s Values

Summer 2005 Newsletter (pdf)

  • UFW Calls US to Boycott Gallo Wines
  • The Fruits of Solidarity
  • Coalition of Immokalee Victory – Taco Bell Boycott Ends
  • “Jesus Left the Building and We Followed”
  • Union Activist Fired by Threemile Canyon Dairy
  • Rosemary A. Coopperrider, March 9, 1919 – June 6, 2005
  • News from North Carolina
  • FLOC in Mexico
  • Pesticide Abuse in Florida Fields
  • Fall Vote in Senate Anticipated for AgJOBS

Fall 2004 Newsletter (pdf)

  • Farm Worker Victory in North Carolina Makes History. MT. OLIVE BOYCOTT OVER!
  • NFWM Board & Staff Meet in North Carolina
  • Leading Up to FLOC Contract Signing, NFWM Joins Organizing Push in North Carolina Fields
  • OFWM Waging Successful Campaign on Behalf of Three Mile Canyon Dairy Workers
  • Florida Hurricanes Impact Farm Workers
  • AgJOBS Call To Action
  • Boycott Taco Bell
  • Gallo Unfair!
  • NFWM’S New California State Coordinator
  • NFWM Launches YAYA!
  • Tom Miller 1932-2004
  • UMC Advance Giving Provides Way to Donate to NFWM

January 2004 Newsletter (pdf)

  • No Human Being Is Illegal: Reforming Immigration Policy
  • AgJOBS Bill: Farm Worker Legislation Needs Your Support
  • Bush’s Immigration Reform Criticized as Ill-Conveived
  • NFWM Visits Altar, Mexico
  • National Council of Churches Endorses Mt. Olive & Taco Bell Boycotts
  • Boycott of Mt. Olive Pickles Gains Important Endorsements
  • 2004 Taco Bell Truth Tour
  • The Ministry Mourns the Passing of Long-Time Farm Worker Activists
  • Education Resource Available Summer 2004
  • PictSweet Settles – UFW Victorious – Boycott Called Off
  • Gallo of Sonoma Workers Fight for New Contract
  • Threemile Canyon Farm Dairy Workers

Summer 2003 Newsletter, pp. 1-3*: (pdf)

  • NFWM Joins Four Major Farm Worker Organizations in Celebrating UCC Commitment to Farm Workers
  • Benton Rhoades: A Lifetime of Commitment
  • NFWM Members Support Nationwide Boycott of Taco Bell
  • 1,400 Farm Workers in California Win Contracts in June
  • News from Miami
  • Supporting the Mt. Olive Boycott at Kroger Shareholders’ Meeting
  • NC Sister Communities Project Gets Help from Summer Interns
  • Farm Worker Conditions in North Carolina Reported

Summer 2003 Newsletter, pp. 4-6*: (pdf)

  • Cesar Chavez Postage Stamp
  • International Convention on Migrant Workers’ Rights
  • Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride
  • Say That Again!?
  • NFWM Board Meets Farm Workers in Washington
  • From NFWM’s Executive Director

Fall 2002 Update*: (pdf)

  • NFWM Opens 3 New Offices – California, Miami & Washington State
  • Sister Communities in North Carolina Connect Congregations and Farm Workers
  • Duke University Reneges on Endorsement of Mt. Olive Boycott
  • Union-Label Organic Bluberries in Oregon
  • Accompaniment Program Brings Community in Contact with Farm Workers

Summer 2002 Newsletter, pp. 1-4*:(pdf)

  • The Ministry in Action
  • Norpac Boycott Suspended!!!
  • Oregon Farm Worker Ministry
  • NFWM Office to Open in Delano, CA
  • NFWM Support Committees in Action
  • NFWM Board Members Protest PictSweet’s Anti-Union Tactics and Celebrate the Success of Caostal Berry Contract
  • SB 1736 – Action Needed on California Legislation
  • North Carolina News
  • Sister Communities & Labor Camp Visits
  • UUSC Work Camps

Summer 2002 Newsletter, pp. 5-8*:(pdf)

  • Taco Bell Truth Tour
  • UUSC Using Shareholder Strategy with Taco Bell
  • Students Active in Farm Worker Organizing
  • In Tribute: Rev. August A. VandenBosche; Luana Boutilier; Chris Bergtholdt; Msgr. George Higgins
  • “Fix Our Immigration Laws Now” Campaign
  • Support Farm Workers – Look for Union Products!

Contact us

National Farm Worker Ministry
P.O. Box 10645
112 Cox Ave., Suite 208
Raleigh, NC 27605
Email us here
919-807-8707 (office)