Stop the Trump administration from lowering farm worker wages during COVID-19 From United Farm Workers: "The Trump administration is trying to cut minimum wages for the essential farm workers keeping our domestic food supply functioning." Millions of us are sheltering in place to avoid exposure to the coronavirus. Farm work can't be done remotely and we […]
Regional resiliency abounds in Germany's new unbureaucratic and free network DAS LAND HILFT / THE COUNTRY HELPS: connecting willing workers with agricultural labor across the country. If only we had federal ministries in the U.S. this organized and on the ball to support farms and farm workers needs!! Translated from the site description: "We need […]
ICE to undocumented Farm Workers: “You should be uncomfortable. You should look over your shoulder. You need to be worried.”
As we know, farm workers are one of the most essential parts of the food supply chain. Without their dedication and hard work, the food they produce would never reach our table. In the US, the vast majority of farm workers are undocumented and so are constantly subject to persecution, low wages and deportation. The […]
On March 17th Washington-state-based independent farm worker union, the Familias Unidas por la Justicia (FUJ), began a 28-day tour from Bellingham, WA to the US-Mexico border to galvanize a boycott of Driscoll berries to be undertaken in solidarity with their contract negotiations with their employer and Driscoll-supplier Sakuma Berry. So far, they have: walked 1,090 miles visited 13 […]
by Richard Marosi Veronica Zaragoza grew up in these coastal fields, picking berries and tomatoes and watching an industry being transformed.She saw new greenhouses erected, irrigation lines spread through the fields, packing plants expanded and produce piled onto ever-larger trucks. Everything in this fertile agricultural region 200 miles south of San Diego has changed, it seemed, […]
It started yesterday and continues through March 17! The CIW March for Rights, Respect and Fair Food The Fair Food movement began nearly thirteen years ago, in February of 2000, when farmworkers from Immokalee -- who until then had been largely locked in anonymous battle with Florida tomato growers within the boundaries of Immokalee -- […]
http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,2079542,00.html When conditions are so bad that only the most desperate will take the work, and then the state starts cracking down on illegals-- crops wither on the vine. We take issue with the thinking that is in power, and with the injustice that these farmworkers face.