Take action in support of dairy workers!

Please take action and e-mail Darigold CEO, Jim Wegner today. You may remember the horrific tales of worker abuse at Washington’s DeRuyter Brothers dairy farm, where workers were threatened with weapons and forced to secretly eat lunch while working amidst cow feces and other hazards. Many have written the CEO of Darigold, Jim Wegner, to […]


Support Workers’ Rights to Organize at Gerawan Farms

A message from the United Farm Workers (UFW): Sign the petition so Gerawan workers can finally have their UFW contract. Gerawan Farming Inc. is one of the world’s biggest fruit growers with about 6,000 workers. It grows peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines and table grapes. Workers at Gerawan voted for the United Farm Workers during a […]


Ralph Nader Speaks about Farm Workers

Ralph Nader has spent decades speaking truth to power. In an August 13th article he does so again – for the 2 million farm workers who work our fields. Click HERE to read Nader’s article, “Migrant Workers and America’s Harvest of Shame”. National Farm Worker Ministry encourages everyone to take up Mr. Nader’s call, “Next time […]


UFW and PCUN leadership arrested for their courageous stand in support of CIR

National Farm Worker Ministry applauds Giev Kashkooli, Vice President of the United Farm Workers (UFW) and Ramon Ramirez, President of Northwest Treeplanters and Farmworkers United (PCUN), for their courageous stand in support of fair immigration reform. They joined more than thirty other labor, faith and immigrant rights leaders who were arrested August 1 on Capitol […]

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NFWM Applauds Push for Immigration Reform Giving Farm Workers a Path to Citizenship

We applaud President’s Obama’ commitment to Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) which includes a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants  living in the United States.  We are glad to see that the President understands the urgency of the situation and wants Congress to act on this quickly.   The current situation is untenable.  As the President said […]

Cesar E. Chavez’ grave site and Memorial Garden at the National Chavez Center. (Photo courtesy of the National Chavez Center)

President Obama to Establish César E. Chávez National Monument

National Farm Worker Ministry Executive Director Virginia Nesmith, NFWM California Organizer Lucy Boutte, and founding NFWM Director Rev. Chris Hartmire and his wife Jane along with several other past and present board members of NFWM will be attending the establishment of the César E. Chávez  National Monument on Monday, October 8 in Keene, CA. President Barack Obama will […]

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OCIC’s 47th Annual Farmworker Summer Celebration September 30

The Orange County Interfaith Committee (OCIC) will hold its 47th annual fundraising event for National Farm Worker Ministry on Sunday, September 30 2012 at Church of the Foothills in Santa Ana, CA. For those of you lucky enough to be close by to attend, this enjoyable evening will begin at 5:00 pm with a social […]

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Memorials for Joan Papert Preiss, Farm Worker Activist

by Virginia Nesmith Former National Farm Worker Ministry Board Member Joan Papert Preiss, passed away on June 1, 2012 in Durham, North Carolina.   Joan was an amazing woman  – as her obituary published in the Raleigh News & Observer attests to, and re-printed below.   While those of us at NFWM knew of her love of family and […]


Pioneers of the Farm Worker Movement Honored by Obama Administration

by NFWM Director Virginia Nesmith I was honored to be part of a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) event that lifted farm workers up for national recognition. On March 26th, the “Pioneers of the Farm Worker Movement” were inducted into the DOL’s Hall of Honor and the Cesar Chavez Auditorium was dedicated. The event was […]

Seattle March to Darigold Headquarters

Ruby Ridge Workers & Supporters Deliver Petition to Darigold

  Seattle March to Darigold Headquarters On January 27th, farm workers from Ruby Ridge Dairy and Occupiers from the Seattle area joined together to march through the streets of Seattle to Darigold’s headquarters. The crowd of nearly 1,000 delivered a petition with 20,000 signatures calling on Darigold, a large dairy cooperative which processes and markets […]

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