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 […]

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 […]

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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LA City Council Backs UFW Contract

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 […]

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Take Action: Darigold Worker Denied Time Off for Family Emergency

A Message from the United Farm Workers: TAKE ACTION: Darigold worker denied time off for family emergency. No family should go through this! Kroger sells Darigold milk. Send your message NOW! http://action.ufw.org/familyemergency Fifteen days straight, 11 hours a day. Not a single day off. Milking cows, often without a break or time for even lunch. […]

Take Action: Hold Safeway Accountable for Selling Prima

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 […]

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Take Action: Injured Cows, Injured Workers!

From the United Farm Workers: Injured cows, injured workers. This has to stop. We’ve shared workers’ stories with you about the injured and sick cows at Darigold dairies. Sadly, these injuries also go for workers. Working with dairy cows is not easy. A dairy cow typically weighs 1,400 pounds– almost 3/4 of a ton. As […]

ALRB’s Newest Complaint of Gerawan

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 […]

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My 3 a.m. Call with Dan Gerawan

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 […]

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