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New University of Central Florida Wawa Store

On Saturday, July 19th, several of us YAYAs paid a visit to the new University of Central Florida Wawa store that opened this past May. Continuing our work with the Farm Labor Organizing Committee’s (FLOC) campaign with RJ Reynolds Tobacco … Continue reading

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EFI Unveils “Trustmark” Label for Certified Produce

A Message from the Equitable Food Initiative : The Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) establishes measures for working conditions, pest management and food safety. When a farm has achieved the certification for the EFI Standard, it means it has met rigorous standards for these three … Continue reading

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FLOC Organizer Attacked by Growers’ Representative

A Message from the Farm Labor Organizing Committee: On July 9, 2014, FLOC representative and “Respect, Recognition, Raise!” campaign leader Oscar Sanchez arrived to a farm, having taken FLOC members to a local food bank. Previously, Sanchez had met with … Continue reading

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Jobs with Justice’s National Leadership Training

This past weekend (July 11-13), I had the opportunity to join Jobs with Justice for one of their National Leadership Trainings. Cristina Berrios and I were participants in the training and Heather Bryan helped with childcare throughout the weekend. Jobs … Continue reading

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Respect, Recognition, Raise! A summer with FLOC

This summer I left the only state I’ve ever called home to come to North Carolina as part of the AFL-CIO Union Summer intern program where I will be taking part in the “Respect, Recognition, Raise!” Sign-Up Campaign with the … Continue reading

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2014 Harvesting Justice Together Benefit Dinner

Get RSVP Dinner Ticket Here RSVP Ticket Deadline: Thursday, August 7, 2014 Please click the green “Get RSVP Dinner Ticket Here” link above in order to save your seat for the Harvesting Justice Together Benefit Dinner on Saturday, August 16, … Continue reading

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Farm Workers Continue Fight for Rights at Gerawan Farming

In late January at its biannual meeting, the National Farm Worker Ministry Board of Directors met at La Paz with Gerawan Farming Inc. workers who gave first-hand accounts that mirrored California state officials’ accusations of gross law breaking by the … Continue reading

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Action at Wawa

Join Orlando YAYA as we continue to demand justice for tobacco farm workers. Attend our next action at a Wawa convenience stores in support of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee’s Reynolds American campaign. What: Rally at Wawa in support of … Continue reading

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SFA Encuentro

Do you want to help bring justice to the fields of Immokalee, FL? The Student Farm Worker Alliance (SFA) is accepting applications for their 2014 Encuentro to be held September 4-7th, 2014. Due to logistics, capacity is limited; so apply … Continue reading

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Exciting News About the Darigold Campaign

YAYA would like to congratulate the brave farm workers of Darigold dairies for having the courage to stand up and tell the public about the horrendous animal and worker abuse happening in the Northwest. We salute the United Farm Workers (UFW) … Continue reading

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