May 2018 YAYA Immersion Trip to North Carolina

By Tareek Leonard The idea that solidarity between black and brown folks is a myth is commonly put forth by people. Both black and brown folks come from places where they’ve had to witness or endure forms of abuse from the group whether it be anti-black or anti-latinx sentiments, the Erasure of Afro-Latinx people, or […]

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 […]

FLOC Sues North Carolina to Protect Farm Worker Rights

As we reported to you earlier, in July the North Carolina Legislature passed and Gov. Roy Cooper signed S615, the Farm Act. S615 includes two terrible amendments, added at the last minute, which can only be seen as an assault on FLOC, the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, and the gains the union has made organizing […]

If at First You Don’t Succeed…

   NFWM supporters have been volunteer drivers to help FLOC members attend union meetings for over a decade. This year, the Triangle Friends of Farm Workers organized volunteers in North Carolina to help farm worker delegates get to the overnight bus they’d take to FLOC’s convention in Toledo, OH. This volunteer gig entails navigating rural […]

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 […]

Reflections on Justice for Farm Workers from NFWM’s Duke Divinity School Intern

The National Farm Worker Ministry is blessed this summer to have Chris Burner with us serving as our Duke Divinity School ministerial intern.   Chris has written two reflections related to his experiences here at NFWM.  Each speaks deeply to Chris’ growing understanding of and connection to the farm worker movement for justice and our […]

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 Prayer & Actions for Farmworker Awareness Week

FARMWORKER AWARENESS WEEK is March 27-31! This is a time of the year when we invite you to honor the legacy of Cesar Chavez and the farm worker movement for justice and help raise awareness about the importance of farm workers and their labor to all of our lives every day. During Farmworker Awareness week […]

NFWM Board Gathers in Raleigh, NC

As the sweltering, August sun rose over North Carolina, farm Workers headed out to the dewy tobacco fields to continue harvesting the plants that were cut the day before. Later that morning of the 26th, the National Farm Worker Ministry Board representatives and staff gathered at NC State University in Raleigh and began their biennial […]

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