Author Archives: YAYA Admin

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A YAYA Dreamer on the fight in D.C. and at UCF

Hello, my name is Karen Caudillo and I’m a DACA student. DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. This program was set up to provide protection to children brought to this country. With DACA, students can get a social … Continue reading

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Pa’ Delante: My Experience with FLOC in the Fields of NC

This summer, a group of 15 interns and myself had the opportunity to work on the Farm Labor Organizing Committee‘s Respect, Recognition, and Raise campaign. During FLOC’s 2013 Constitutional Convention, it was agreed upon to have a sign-up campaign to … Continue reading

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Pesticide applicator ordered to lie

A message from the United Farm Workers: “When it comes to pesticide safety we work hard to create laws and regulations to protect both consumers and workers who labor in the fields. But what happens when the people we trust … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO’s Labor Day Celebration

  What: Join YAYA at the Central Florida AFL-CIO Labor Day Celebration! When: Monday, September 1st, 2014, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Where: Lake Eola International Plaza, Downtown Orlando, Florida. Orlando YAYA members will be tabling during the picnic, … Continue reading

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Yard Sale for Farm Worker Justice!

THIS SATURDAY: Come support Orlando YAYA at our yard/bake sale! Find hidden treasures at bargain prices and indulge in delicious homemade baked goods (don’t worry, vegans. We’ve got you covered too)! All proceeds will go toward continuing YAYAs work in … Continue reading

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Labor Day Fair Food Fest

What: Join YAYA at the Coalition of Immokalee Workers‘ Labor Day Food Fest! Picket for farm worker justice, and enjoy a wonderful afternoon with your loved ones! When: Sunday, August 31st, 2014. Where: Tampa, Florida. For details check out the … Continue reading

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NFWM’s 2014 Summer Board Meeting

From August 14th-17th, I was able to attend the National Farm Worker Ministry’s (NFWM) board meeting in Raleigh, North Carolina. Every six months, NFWM board members meet to discuss current campaigns as well as what has been going on within … Continue reading

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New ways Darigold is hiding the truth about your food

A message from the United Farm Workers: An increasing number of us want to know more about the food we eat. Were workers treated fairly? Is the environment harmed as a result of how crops were grown? Were animals treated … Continue reading

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My 3 a.m. Call with Dan Gerawan

I worked for years in the anti-human trafficking field. One thing I learned during that time is that most of the tactics used by traffickers are next to impossible to prosecute. Intimidation and manipulation in many cases are not illegal. … Continue reading

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British Parliament Members Visit NC Farms

On July 26th Members of British Parliament Ian Lavery and James Sheridan participated in a fact-finding delegation to North Carolina tobacco fields to examine human rights conditions for farm workers. The delegation of statesmen visited farms in the supply chain … Continue reading

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