Reflections on CIW’s Freedom Fast 2018

The Power of Commitment Reflections on CIW’s Freedom Fast 2018 By NFWM Executive Director Julie Taylor A year ago, I joined the Coalition of Immokalee Workers in Dublin, OH for their protest in front of the Wendy’s headquarters.  Students from Ohio State University had been fasting that week trying to get their administration to withdraw […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Welcome John Caleb Wise, Duke Divinity School Ministerial Intern

NFWM is pleased to introduce our Academic Year Duke Divinity School Ministerial Intern – John Caleb.  From day one, John Caleb enthusiastically jumped in to learn about NFWM and begin working with staff.  We look forward to learning from him and getting to know him better. I am a third year Duke Divinity student. I […]

NFWM’s Board Meeting & FLOC Convention

When the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) held its 13th Convention in Toledo, OH on September 9th, the National Farm Worker Ministry was on hand to share the work and celebration with them. NFWM hosted it’s second board meeting of the year on September 8th so that it could give volunteer time to the convention […]

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 […]

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 […]

FWM-NW Visits with PCUN

Kudos to Connie Yost, Co-President of Farm Worker Ministry Northwest, a member organization of NFWM, for being a part of a recent trip to visit PCUN in Woodburn, OR and learn more about the conditions which farm workers are now facing.  Here is Connie’s report.    We had a very enlightening day in Woodburn on […]

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