Farm Worker Ministry Northwest Attends UFW’s Darigold Rally

Representatives of the Farm Worker Ministry Northwest and YAYA stood in solidarity with the UFW and Darilgold workers on September 2nd at a rally at Darigold headquarters in Seattle. Darigold is a farmer’s cooperative made up of more than 500 dairies. Farm workers attempted to deliver a coffin holding petitions with 38,000 signatures calling on Darigold to meet with UFW representatives and workers to address ongoing issues of worker safety, wage theft, and gender and racial discrimination at member dairies. The petition- filled coffin symbolized dairy workers like Randy Vasquez, who drowned in a manure pond at a Darigold member dairy. Darigold refused to meet with farm workers and their supporters. Indira Trejo, of the UFW asked, “Is it too much to ask for a simple dialogue to save farm worker’s lives?”

John Nichols (FWM-NW) and Gabi Rios (YAYA) and friends supporting farm workers.

John Nichols (FWM-NW) and Gabi Rios (YAYA) and friends supporting farm workers.

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