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!
A Message from the LA Times: By Emily Alpert Reyes Hundreds of labor activists, farmworkers and their allies marched on Los Angeles City Hall on Wednesday demanding that a Fresno fruit grower recognize a union contract — the latest turn in a long-standing dispute over whether the United Farm Workers should represent the company’s employees. A […]
A Message from the United Farm Workers: It’s hard to believe it. Last Monday a neutral administrative judge began to hear testimony on indictments from state prosecutors charging Gerawan Farming with multiple, serious and repeated violations of the law. Gerawan sells its products under the Prima label. Already workers who have evidence are feeling the pressure […]
From the United Farm Workers: New 28-page complaint from ALRB chief prosecutor details Gerawan’s ‘intensive and ongoing’ drive since 2012 to prevent workers from ‘ever’ winning a union contract Decertification leader Sylvia Lopez’s anti-union role began before starting work at Gerawan in June 2013; complaint details that she missed 75 percent of work over the […]
I worked for years in the anti-human trafficking field. One thing I learned during that time is that most of the tactics used by traffickers are next to impossible to prosecute. Intimidation and manipulation in many cases are not illegal. Intimidation and manipulation, simply put, are not likely to get you thrown in jail. Intimidation […]
A Message from the UFW: Prima workers are fed up. They want their contract, an end to the retaliation against key pro-union leaders, and an end to wage disparity. So on Friday, dozens of workers are rallying in front of the company office. Gerawan Farming — producers of Prima brand plums, peaches, nectarines and grapes — […]
In late January at its biannual meeting, the National Farm Worker Ministry Board of Directors met at La Paz with Gerawan Farming Inc. workers who gave first-hand accounts that mirrored California state officials’ accusations of gross law breaking by the giant grower with its Prima label. Especially distressing was hearing the Gerawan workers describe how […]
A message from the United Farm Workers: Retailers and growers want us to believe that they’re doing right by the environment and workers. Gerawan Farming, producers of Prima brand plums, peaches, nectarines and grapes talks about the “best wages” and other benefits they allegedly provide to over 5,000 farm workers who harvest these crops. Walmart, […]