NFWM’s Spring Newsletter

Here is NFWM’s Spring Newsletter.  Enjoy! Share!

NFWM Prayer & Actions for Farmworker Awareness Week

FARMWORKER AWARENESS WEEK is March 27-31! This is a time of the year when we invite you to honor the legacy of Cesar Chavez and the farm worker movement for justice and help raise awareness about the importance of farm workers and their labor to all of our lives every day. During Farmworker Awareness week […]

NFWM’s Fall Newsletter is Available Here!

Our Fall Newsletter is out – telling the stories of some of our efforts and those of our partners to fight for justice in the fields.  We are proud of our part in the gains won and the actions taken to move farm worker campaigns forward. Click here for the full newsletter and read about: […]

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 […]

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 […]

NFWM Joins FLOC’s Support for Blacklisted Farm Workers

“We began to notice that the grower and supervisor would steal our wages by clocking us out for anything they could, like changing fields, waiting for equipment to come, or water breaks. Little by little, this added up and by the end of the season he had stolen thousands of dollars from our wages,” said […]

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 […]

NFWM Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Grape Strike with UFW

By Julie Taylor On September 26th, I traveled with an NFWM delegation from Claremont to Delano, CA to celebrate with the United Farm Workers (UFW) the 50th anniversary of the first grape strike. Anniversaries remind us of our history. They convey our heritage and help to frame the legacy which we point to for inspiration, […]

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 […]

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