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Sustaining Hope: Gospel Resolve in Farm Worker Ministry

Here is the most recent reflection written by Carson Putnam, NFWM’s Duke Divinity School Ministerial Intern this summer.  Carson has been organizing people of faith in the Triangle to visit labor camps, accompanying organizers of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC). Sustaining Hope: Gospel Resolve in Farm Worker Ministry Recently I had the opportunity to […]


Holding Common Ground: Amos and Injustice

Thank you to Carson Putnam, NFWM’s Duke Divinity School Ministerial Intern, for providing the following reflection. In my time so far with the NFWM I have learned a lot about the plight of farm workers in this country. A lot of the information that I have learned about farm workers has come through reading and […]


Sign E-Petition to Reynolds American

Sign E-Petition to Reynolds American & support tobacco farm workers. Dear NFWM Supporters, Our friends at the International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) have issued an e-petition to Reynolds American asking for them to sign an agreement with the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) that would push the tobacco company’s suppliers toward respecting worker rights in […]

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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 […]


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 […]

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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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Vigil for FLOC Organizer Brutally Murdered for His Work in Mexico in 2007

Santiago Cruz was a Farm Labor Organizing Committee organizer both in the US and in Mexico who was brutally murdered at FLOC’s Mexico office in 2007. Santiago’s journey included leaving his home in Mexico post-NAFTA, crossing the border with a coyote then remaining in debt, organizing farmworkers, being detained then deported for not having a […]


Tobacco Farm Worker Concerns Shared at Pantry Inc Meeting

Farm Worker Supporters Call on Couche-Tard, Inc to Uphold Its Corporate Responsibility Statement A determined crew of FLOC supporters from the Triangle Friends of Farmworkers, the National Farm Worker Ministry, Student Action with Farmworkers and FLOC attended the March 10th special shareholders meeting of Pantry Inc, parent company of Kangaroo Express. Tobacco products account for […]


FLOC and Friends to Attend Pantry Shareholders Meeting

NFWM, Triangle Friends of Farmworkers, and Student Action with Farmworkers, as well as other FLOC supporters and FLOC staff, will attend the March 10, 2015 Pantry, Inc. special Shareholders Meeting in Cary, NC. We are going to let the new owners of Pantry/Kangaroo know that we will continue to demand that they take responsibility for ethical sourcing […]

NFWM Board Member Edith Rasell, NFWM ED Rev. Lindsay C. Comstock and President Velasquez pray together with farm workers before lunch

Meeting Between Religious Leaders and Reynolds American Tobacco

On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, twelve representatives from the Religious Leaders for Tobacco Farm Worker Justice coalition met with John “Tripp” Wilson and Ronald Wright from Reynolds American Tobacco at Umstead Park United Church of Christ in Raleigh, North Carolina. This meeting was occasioned by a July 2014 letter from religious leaders to Reynolds executives […]

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