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Join Us August 16 & 17 in Sacramento – Overtime for Farm Workers!

The National Farm Worker Ministry URGES our supporters in California, especially central and northern California, to join with people of faith, key legislators and the UFW to help pass the Overtime for Agricultural Workers bill! Come to Sacramento to join the fast on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 AND do Capitol visits in support of overtime […]

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Action Alert: Support new farm worker overtime bill in CA

California friends, your help is needed! On June 2nd, the overtime for farm workers bill (AB 2757) in the California State Assembly received a 38-35 vote, three short of the needed 41-vote majority. Fourteen Democrats sided with the Republicans, including six who chose not to vote at all — when they knew their vote was […]

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NFWM Board Meeting Collides with Historic Winter Storm

The NFWM Board encountered a bump in the road – or rather a very big snow pile – on the way to holding our bi-annual winter meeting scheduled for January 21-23, 2016 in Chevy Chase MD. Winter Storm Jonas (not related to our staff person Alexandria Jonas) barreled in and about half of the expected […]

John Nichols (FWM-NW) and Gabi Rios (YAYA) and friends supporting farm workers.

Farm Worker Ministry Northwest Attends UFW’s Darigold Rally

Representatives of the Farm Worker Ministry Northwest and YAYA stood in solidarity with the UFW and Darilgold workers on September 2nd at a rally at Darigold headquarters in Seattle. Darigold is a farmer’s cooperative made up of more than 500 dairies. Farm workers attempted to deliver a coffin holding petitions with 38,000 signatures calling on […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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Join Gerawan Workers in Washington DC Tuesday May 5th

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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 […]

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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!

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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 […]

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Raleigh, NC 27605
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