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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Take Action to Promote the Agricultural Worker Program Act of 2017

ACTION ALERT: Please Take Action to Promote the Agricultural Worker Program Act of 2017 (AWPA). Help undocumented farm workers gain a path to citizenship, stop the separation of families and live without fear and exploitation. When: Before Friday, July 7th. What: VISIT or CONTACT YOUR CONGRESSIONAL OFFICES to URGE them to co-sponsor the Agricultural Worker […]

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 at Wendy’s Shareholder Meeting

WENDY’S SHAREHOLDER UPDATE:  WENDY’S HEARD THE VOICE OF FARM WORKERS AND FAITH PARTNERS LOUD AND CLEAR AT THEIR RECENT SHAREHOLDER’S MEETING! On May 23rd, 27 shareholders/proxies were credentialed to attend Wendy’s annual shareholder meeting in Dublin, OH.  Just one day before, NFWM declared a Day of Prayer and Action to invite supporters to offer prayers […]

NFWM Welcomes Summer Interns

We are very pleased to introduce our supporters to our two interns for this summer – Chris Burner and Andy Blakely. It is usual for NFWM to be a summer placement for a Duke Divinity School student and we are again for Chris Burner.  Chris is a dual degree student, also working toward a MSW at […]

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