FLOC’s National Convention

Join the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) and the National Farm Worker Ministry for FLOC’s 12th Quadrennial Constitutional Convention in North Carolina. The convention will focus on democratically making strategic decisions about how to challenge RJ Reynolds to change the exploitative agricultural labor supply system in North Carolina. FLOC urgently needs volunteers to help with […]

Southeast Publix Truth Tour!

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) invites you to join them for their Southeast tour to pressure Publix Supermarkets to join the Fair Food program. What: CIW’s Southeast Publix Truth Tour. When and where: September 21 to October 5th, in Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia. For the exact schedule click here. Why (from […]

Volunteer to be a Driver for FLOC’s Regional Meeting

Farm workers need your help. Volunteer to drive Farm Labor Organizing Committee members to their next regional meeting on Sunday September 22nd.   What: Volunteer to drive FLOC members to FLOC’s Triad Regional Meeting. When: Sunday, September 22nd from 12:00pm – 6:00 pm Where: The Beloved Community Center located at 417 Arlington Street, Greensboro, NC, […]

Rally at Kangaroo in Support of Tobacco Farm Workers

Join the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) and the National Farm Worker Ministry for a 30-minute rally at the RJR tobacco-purchaser Kangaroo/Pantry Retail store this WEDNESDAY, September 18th. Demand that farm workers who pick tobacco in North Carolina get the justice they deserve! What: Rally in support of tobacco workers and FLOC. When: THIS WEDNESDAY, […]

Immediate Position Available: Business Manager/Bookkeeper for NFWM

Immediate Position Available:  Business Manager/Bookkeeper National Farm Worker Ministry (NFWM), National Office, Raleigh, NC Part-time (8 hours) National Farm Worker Ministry, a small faith-based nonprofit, seeks a part-time (approximately 8 hours) Business Manager/Bookkeeper to assist the Executive Director in the financial management of the organization.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Semi-monthly payroll and […]

Over 200 Religious Leaders Sign a Letter Sent to Reynolds CEO on Behalf of Tobacco Farm Workers

The Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) is seeking to address labor and human rights abuses suffered by farm workers who pick tobacco, such as sub-minimum wages, child labor, heat stroke, pesticide poisoning, uninhabitable housing, green tobacco sickness, lack of water, lack of breaks, and fatalities.  Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) is one of the largest tobacco […]

Memorials for Joan Papert Preiss, Farm Worker Activist

by Virginia Nesmith Former National Farm Worker Ministry Board Member Joan Papert Preiss, passed away on June 1, 2012 in Durham, North Carolina.   Joan was an amazing woman  – as her obituary published in the Raleigh News & Observer attests to, and re-printed below.   While those of us at NFWM knew of her love of family and […]

MSNBC Reporting Describes Same Farm Worker Housing Conditions Seen by NFWM Delegation

On October 7th,  NFWM led a delegation of religious leaders to North Carolina to visit farm worker labor camps there with staff of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee(FLOC).  Members of the National Council of Churches Justice and Advocacy Commission and representatives of the United Methodist Church and the Alliance of Baptists saw for themselves the […]

Photo of a tobacco worker featured in Oxfams "A State of Fear" report.

Oxfam & FLOC Release New Report

“A company’s responsibility to respect [human rights] applies across its business activities and through its relationship with third parties connected with those activities—such as business partners, entities in its value chain, and other non-state actors and state agents.” – James Ruggie, UN special representative On September 18, 2011, Oxfam America and the Farm Labor Organizing […]

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Intern Blog: Farm Workers and Small Farmers

Ryan Nilsen, NFWM intern through Duke Divinity School In our evening outreach to farm workers over the past few weeks, Octavio and I have ended up being able to have quite a few conversations with farm owners as well as farm workers. We don’t really seek them out (as most of them already speak English […]

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