A message from the United Farm Workers (UFW):
“Workers will hand in petition to Ag Commissioner during March 6 rally
‘I work picking peaches for Gerawan. In August 2013, Gerawan workers entered a peach orchard to starting picking. They noticed a bad smell, began to feel sick & later found that this field was sprayed with toxic pesticides. It frightens me that no one even told them to keep out of the orchard like the law says. What’s scary is it could have just as easily been me.
‘It’s been more than a year and a half since this happened and Gerawan still hasn’t been punished for their carelessness. The Ag Commissioner ruled against Gerawan back in November. And still nothing has happened. I don’t understand it. They have been found guilty and should be fined already.
‘I and some of my coworkers visited the Ag Commissioner last Friday. They still couldn’t give us answers.
‘So we want to do a demonstration in front of their office on March 6 and hand in a petition. We are hoping people from all around the country will sign it. We want the Ag Commissioner and Gerawan to realize people know about this and care. Will you sign our petition?'”