Arturo Rodriguez, UFW President, & Frank Forbath at the OCIC February 2015 Dinner

Frank Forbath – Farm Worker Activist ¡Presente!

We at the National Farm Worker Ministry are sad to announce that Frank Forbath, a wonderful man and committed farm worker activist from Orange County California, passed from this life on September 2, 2015 at the age of 90. We send our condolences to Frank’s wife Jean and their seven children, five children-in-law, and 15 […]


NFWM Board Endorses Boycott of Sakuma Berries

The Board of Directors of the National Farm Worker Ministry held their summer meeting at Western Washington University in Bellingham Washington July 10-11th. Bellingham was chosen so that the board and staff could learn first-hand from the farm workers of Familias Unidas por la Justicia (FUJ) about their labor dispute with Sakuma Bros Farm in […]


Join Gerawan Workers in Washington DC Tuesday May 5th

Bro mark speaking in SF

UFW: Success in San Francisco!

A mighty ¡Aplausa! to Bro. Mark Schroeder (pictured at podium), numerous other Franciscan brothers, NF NFWM Board member Carolyn Jaramillo, Carolyn’s friends, long time NFWM super supporter  Kathryn Franger and Molly Jane Hammond for joining hundreds at the San Francisco Cesar Chavez day march & Board of Supervisor resolution vote. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors […]

NFWM Spring 2015 Newsletter photo

NFWM’s Spring Newsletter is here!

  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!

Suzanne Darweesh & Arturo Rodriguez

OCIC Celebrates 50 Years!

This article was submitted by Suzanne Darweesh, Co-chair of the Orange County Interfaith Committee to Aid Farm Workers (OCIC).  The National Farm Worker Ministry congratulates OCIC on their 50th anniversary! And we applaud the many people in the OCIC who over those years have advocated for farm worker justice with persistence and passion.   On […]


Sign onto EPA petition to ban pesticide that harms children’s brains

From the United Farm Workers: Home use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos was banned over a decade ago because science showed it harms to children’s developing brains and nervous systems – including reduced IQ and increased risk of autism. Yet use in agricultural fields across the country continues. The science is now even stronger. Recent studies show the same risks. Yet the […]

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Support Gerawan Workers & the UFW!

You can provide vital help to the farm workers at Gerawan Farming in California who are fighting for their rights.  Please SAVE THE DATES to attend one of the events (see below) in LONG BEACH, CA on March 24th,or SAN FRANCISCO, CA on March 31st or WASHINGTON, DC on April 7th. Just as importantly, please SPREAD THIS […]


Help Farm Workers: ACT NOW to Support Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration!

There are approximately one million farm workers in the US and their labor puts food on our tables each and every day. The majority of farm workers are undocumented, living in fear of deportation and isolated from the wider community. Comprehensive immigration reform seems still out of reach in the current Congress. Thankfully, President Obama has […]

UFW Farm Workers

Take Action: Hold Gerawan Accountable!

A Message from the UFW: Ag Commissioner’s investigation claims Gerawan violated the law by failing to warn workers of pesticides. Take Action Now! This is the scene described to us by a worker in the peach orchards of Gerawan—which sells its products under the Prima label. “As soon as we entered the block we smelled […]

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