Above photo: Action in Northern California on opening day of boycott, November 18, 2017.
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The 80,000 farmworkers in San Quintin, Baja California (Mexico), who are fighting for a collective-bargaining agreement with BerryMex, the Mexican subsidiary of Driscoll’s Corporation, need your support. These are workers who toil in semi-slave-like conditions. They want improved wages and working conditions; they want an end to the sexual harassment of women fieldworkers; they want dignity and the recognition of their newly formed independent trade union: SINDJA.
Please see the Model Resolution in Support of the San Quintin farmworkers for more background information on their struggle: Model San Quintin Resolution
To help these workers win their demands, Driscoll’s boycott committees across the United States have launched a Driscoll’s Boycott Week of Action on November 18-24 to coincide with the Thanksgiving holiday. They are asking all consumers to honor the hands that pick the berries that will be consumed during this holiday by refusing to purchase Driscoll’s produce.
And they are asking unionists and activists to join the boycott committees with their targeted informational picketing in front of COSTCO and Safeway stores to help get the word out about the Driscoll’s boycott.
Another way to get involved is to participate in the Dec. 2-3 Binational Conference Against NAFTA, Privatizations and Deportations, which will be held in Carson, Calif. For more information, and to register, go to: www.hermandadmexicana.org. You can access all the conference preparatory documents at www.binationalcampaign.org.