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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

UK Members of Parliament Release Report On NC Tobacco Fields

From the Farm Labor Organizing Committee: In July, members of the UK Parliament, Hon. James Sheridan and Hon. Ian Lavery, were invited by the FLOC to visit North Carolina and witness firsthand the abuses and the conditions in NC tobacco fields. North Carolina tobacco workers plant, harvest, and process tobacco for multinational tobacco companies such as […]

MPs Gather for Round Table Discussion with FLOC Supporters

On July 26th Members of British Parliament Ian Lavery and James Sheridan participated in a fact-finding delegation to North Carolina tobacco fields to examine human rights conditions for farm workers.  The delegation of statesmen visited farms in the supply chain of various manufacturers – with particular attention to the supply chains of Reynolds and British […]

FLOC’s Summer Sign Up Campaign Hits the Fields

A Message from the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC): At the 2013 Constitutional Convention, FLOC members unanimously passed a resolution to continue our efforts to organize tobacco farmworkers in the South by launching an organizing drive to sign up 5,000 new members in the 2014 harvest season. Farmworkers are standing up and demanding respect on […]

New York Ministers Mobilized to Support Farm Workers at PMI Shareholder’s Meeting

On May 7th, Philip Morris International (PMI) will hold its annual Shareholder’s Meeting in New York City. Attending alongside AFL-CIO representatives and concerned shareholders will be Dr. Alvin Jackson, Pastor of Park Avenue Christian Church in New York City and Assistant Pastor for Outreach Rev. Luis-Alfredo Cartagena Zayas.  These influential NY pastors, mobilized by Rev. Dr. Sharon […]

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