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Category: ACTION ALERTS

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Sign EPA petition: ban pesticide that harms children

A message from the United Farm Workers (UFW): “Home use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos was banned over a decade ago because science showed it harms to children’s developing brains and nervous systems — including reduced IQ and increased risk of autism. Yet use in … Continue reading

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Workers sickened by pesticides last August still no justice

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 … Continue reading

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Stand with Gerawan workers!

A message from the United Farm Workers (UFW): “Gerawan workers are excited. The Los Angeles Unified School District Board (LAUSD), who contracts to purchase Gerawan’s products, is taking a stand for their rights. On February 10, the LAUSD Board will … Continue reading

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Volunteers WANTED!

For the Campesino-a-Campesino Agroecology Encuentro: Collaborative Learning Exchange for Promoters of Agroecology, Traditional Wisdom, and Respect for Mother Earth during February 12-16. The Goal of the Encuentro is to create a cooperative space to interact with and collaboratively learn from women, … Continue reading

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CIW Valentine’s Day Action!

Join Orlando YAYA on February 15th at 2PM for a rally in support of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) Fair Food Campaign! Publix and Wendy’s are still refusing to sign the Fair Food Agreement which would outline better working … Continue reading

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Fellsmere Community Garden Day!

Join YAYA on Saturday, February 7th, at the Fellsmere Community Farm Project to help them set up for first Campesino-a-Campesino Agroecology Encuentro taking place the following weekend, February 12-14! We will be helping to clean up weeds, harvest produce, and general work … Continue reading

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WA State bill threatens your right to know as a consumer

A message from the United Farm Workers (UFW): “Bill to be heard in WA State House Committee on Public Safety Tuesday! Remember those horrific pictures that workers employed at Darigold dairies risked their jobs to take to document animal abuse … Continue reading

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Fresh Market joins the Fair Food Agreement!

Specialty Grocer to Join CIW’s Fair Food Program, Increase Purchases from Participating Florida Growers in Support of Groundbreaking Human Rights Initiative IMMOKALEE, FL (January 7, 2015) – The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) and Greensboro, N.C.-based The Fresh Market are proud … Continue reading

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Gerawan violates law failing to warn workers of pesticides

A message from the United Farm Workers (UFW): “This is the scene described to us by a worker in the peach orchards of Gerawan—which sells its products under the Prima label. ‘As soon as we entered the block we smelled … Continue reading

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Wawa rally in support of FLOC

YAYA is hosting another rally in support of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee campaign with Reynolds American Inc.! Come out and support and let Wawa know our voices won’t be silenced! What: Wawa rally! When: Friday, December 5th @ 6PM Where: Wawa … Continue reading

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