NFWM Endorses FLOC’s Boycott of Reynolds American VUSE

On January 27, 2018, the NFWM Board of Directors voted to endorse the Farm Labor Organizing Committee’s (FLOC) boycott of Reynolds American VUSE e-cigarette. The board committed the resources of NFWM to supporting FLOC until farm workers in the tobacco supply chain have a voice in the work place without fear of retaliation. Read the […]

NFWM Supports Harvest Without Violence

At the January 2018 meeting, the NFWM board adopted a statement of support for the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ (CIW) Harvest without Violence. This was requested by CIW in support of their Fair Food Program and it’s provision to eliminate violence and harassment. NFWM will be supporting CIW’s efforts to eliminate violence against women and their […]

A Precious Gift from a Farm Worker

Dr. Charles Kyle, formerly on the board of the Illinois Farm Worker Ministry and at one time a representative from the Association of Chicago Priests to the National Farm Worker Ministry Board, shares a reflection on his friend Cesar E. Chavez that is meant for the faith community. A graduate of Northwest University with a […]

Be part of Harvest of Justice This Year!

Give Thanks and join National Farm Worker Ministry’s Harvest of Justice. Raise consciousness, commitment & contributions for farm workers. When? This fall between Labor Day (September 4) and World Food Day (October 16). Labor Day in America focuses on our country’s labor movement and the many ways that US workers have given their toil to […]

NFWM Files Complaints with NC Legislature Ethics Committee about S615

During the July 18th press conference, NFWM Director Julie Taylor announced that the National Farm Worker Ministry is filing a complaint with the NC Legislative Ethics Committee against NC Sen Brent Jackson and another against NC Rep David Lewis, both farmers in NC, for conflict of interest. Ms. Taylor’s announcement said, in part, “Senator Jackson […]

Supporters Voice Outrage at NC Senate Bill 615 & Governor Cooper’s Signing it!

On July 18, NFWM, Triangle Friends of Farmworkers, the NC NAACP and others joined FLOC at the North Carolina Capitol for a press conference and delivery of petitions to Gov. Cooper’s office. In a cynical move to crush the growing strength of farm workers organizing themselves to improve their living and working conditions, the North […]

Grow the Equitable Food Initiative – Take this short survey!

Short Survey NFWM is proud to be one of the founding members of the Equitable Food Initiative through the work of NFWM’s former Director Virginia Nesmith.  We have continued to follow the amazing progress EFI has made over the years and are pleased that the EFI is beginning the consumer engagement phase of the program. […]

NFWM Celebrates Union Contract Signed by FUJ and Sakuma Bros. Farms

On June 16, 2017, Familias Unidas por la Justicia and Sakuma Berry Farm signed an historic two year collective bargaining agreement. “This contract gives us a voice at work and recognizes and values our skills as professional hand harvesters of premium berries like Sakuma Berry Farm grows,” said Ramon Torres, President Familias Unidas por la […]

NFWM Supports the Agricultural Worker Program Act of 2017

On May 3, 2017, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced the “Agricultural Worker Program Act of 2017,” S.1034. The bill would allow many undocumented farm workers and their family members the opportunity to earn legal immigration status and citizenship. Three weeks later, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), joined by 26 cosponsors, introduced the bill in the House, […]

NFWM’s Fall Newsletter is Available Here!

Our Fall Newsletter is out – telling the stories of some of our efforts and those of our partners to fight for justice in the fields.  We are proud of our part in the gains won and the actions taken to move farm worker campaigns forward. Click here for the full newsletter and read about: […]

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