NFWM Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Grape Strike with UFW

By Julie Taylor On September 26th, I traveled with an NFWM delegation from Claremont to Delano, CA to celebrate with the United Farm Workers (UFW) the 50th anniversary of the first grape strike. Anniversaries remind us of our history. They convey our heritage and help to frame the legacy which we point to for inspiration, […]

Earn NFWM an extra $100. Become a sustainer!

Thanks to the generosity of the Fund for Democratic Communities, NFWM will receive $100 for every new NFWM sustaining donor who signs up to make a monthly or quarterly recurring contribution of $10 or more. Sign Up Today! Sustaining donors – those that give monthly or quarterly – are very important to NFWM. These generous […]

Take Action for CIW

Keep the Heat on Wendy’s Wendy’s still refuses to sign onto the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Fair Food Agreement in which Wendy’s growers would agree to give farm workers a wage increase through paying an additional penny per pound and to adhere to a human-rights-based Code of Conduct to be implemented on the farms that grow […]

Listen Up!

Susan Alan’s radio interview about NFWM  NFWM’s Associate Director, Susan Alan was the featured guest on KSVR’s We Do The Work a weekly, radio program in Sagkit County, WA.   In the interview, Susan talks about NFWM’s history and work. The story features NFWM’s support of Familias Unidas por la Justica (FUJ), berry pickers in Washington who have […]

NFWM joins FLOC in delivering 20,000 signatures to Reynolds

On August 28, Rev. Sharon Stanley Rea, NFWM’s board representative for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) marched alongside members of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee from the AFL-CIO Washington D.C. headquarters to Reynolds American Inc. headquarters in Washington D.C to deliver a petition with 20,000 signatures of farm worker supporters. The petition, to Thomas C. Wagner, […]

Frank Forbath – Farm Worker Activist ¡Presente!

We at the National Farm Worker Ministry are sad to announce that Frank Forbath, a wonderful man and committed farm worker activist from Orange County California, passed from this life on September 2, 2015 at the age of 90. We send our condolences to Frank’s wife Jean and their seven children, five children-in-law, and 15 […]

Join FLOC at Reynolds Shareholders Meeting on May 7th

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 […]

Join Gerawan Workers in Washington DC Tuesday May 5th

Do you realize what NC farm workers have accomplished?

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 […]

NFWM’s Spring Newsletter is here!

  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!

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