Farmworkers Are Walking Out To Protest Conditions During COVID-19 Pandemic

By Mai Hoang and Le Talamo, Seattle Times. -

Yakima, Washington - Workers at Columbia Reach Pack and Hansen Fruit and Cold Storage Co. in Yakima walked out Thursday morning to protest their working conditions. They held signs asking [...]

COVID19 Threatens Seasonal Farmworkers At The Heart Of The Food Supply

By Michael Haedicke, The Conversation. -

Many Americans may find bare grocery store shelves the most worrying sign of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their food system. But, for the most part, shortages of shelf-stable items [...]

Heat Wave Safety: 130 Groups Call For Protections For Farm, Construction Workers

By Georgina Gustin, -

Parts of the country are expecting another round of searing, potentially record-shattering heat in the coming days, and many farm and construction workers will be out in it—with no federal heat [...]

Florida Farmworkers Push For Fairness In The Fields

By Negin Owliaei, -

South Florida was known as a hotbed for modern-day slavery. Now, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers are using their innovative model to bring dignity to the tomato fields. Immokalee, Florida, is [...]

Boycott Driscoll’s This Week In Support Of Workers

By the Boycott Driscolls Campaign, -

From the Boycott Driscolls Campaign. The 80,000 farmworkers in San Quintin, Baja California (Mexico), who are fighting for a collective-bargaining agreement with BerryMex, the Mexican subsidiary [...]

Scores Of Farm Workers, Activists March On Ben & Jerry’s

By Wilson Ring, -

By Wilson Ring for Associated Press - MONTPELIER, Vt. - Scores of dairy farm workers and activists marched Saturday to a Ben & Jerry’s factory to push for better pay and living conditions on [...]

True Food Systems Change From The Bottom Up

By Families United for Justice, -

By Families United for Justice. On June 15th FUJ members turned out to overwhelmingly ratify the tentative collective bargaining agreement presented by their negotiations committee. After an [...]

Boycott Wendy’s

By Staff, -

By Coalition of Immokalee Workers. For over three years, farm workers and consumers have been demanding that Wendy’s join its major competitors – Taco Bell, McDonald’s, Subway and Burger King – [...]

It’s Time to Scrap NAFTA, Not ‘Tweak’ It

By Victor Suarez and Alejandro Villamar, -

By Victor Suarez and Alejandro Villamar for Foreign Policy in Focus. Some politicians and “experts” still don’t understand — or don’t want to understand — that a great deal of popular discontent [...]

Sakuma Agrees To Negotiate A Contract With Farm Workers

By Whatcom-Skagit General Membership Branch, IWW, -

By Whatcom-Skagit General Membership Branch, IWW. Four Years Struggle Three Years Boycott, Sakuma Finally Ready to Negotiate- FUJ Response to Sakuma Press Statement on MOU Burlington, WA - We [...]

Cesar Chavez Day: His Legacy Lights A New Leader’s Path

By Emma Torres, -

By Emma Torres for Equal Voice. I was only 15 years old when my family became involved in the huelga (strike) in California. My parents, aunts and uncles provided meals to hundreds of Chavistas [...]