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Category: CURRENT CAMPAIGNS

Farm workers are organizing all over the country for better working conditions and a more dignified life. YAYA stands in solidarity with the farm worker movement in all of its forms, from national campaigns and unions to grassroots local groups. Here are examples of some of the campaigns we’re currently working on and how we support them.

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The Equitable Food Initiative

National Farm Worker Ministry is a founding member of the Equitable Food Initiative (EFI), an exciting new project to help farm workers and growers collaborate to produce better and safer fruits and vegetables, to establish fairer conditions for farm workers, and to improve pesticide … Continue reading

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National Farmworker Awareness Week (NFAW)

National Farmworker Awareness Week (NFAW) is a national week of action for students and community members to raise awareness about farm worker issues on their campuses and in their communities. Every year, NFAW takes place during the week of Cesar Chavez’ … Continue reading

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NFWM/YAYA Applaud Push for CIR

The great majority of farm workers, the people who labor every day to harvest the food on our tables, are undocumented. NFWM/YAYA staff, members and volunteers have heard first hand reports from many farm workers of the ongoing abuse they … Continue reading

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(FLOC) RJ Reynolds Tobacco Campaign

About FLOC: The Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC), is a farm worker union founded in the mid-1960s in Ohio by Baldemar Velasquez. It is vitally important to the farm worker movement for creating and popularizing the corporate campaign. Historical Importance of … Continue reading

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(CIW) Fair Food Campaign

About the CIW: The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) is a grassroots organization based in Immokalee, Florida that works on improving the wages and labor conditions of its members, who are primarily tomato pickers, as well as bringing attention to … Continue reading

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(UFW) United Farm Workers

About the United Farm Workers: The United Farm Workers, founded by Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta, is the largest farm worker union in the United States. Through nonviolent tactics such as boycotts, pickets, and strikes, the UFW brings the struggles … Continue reading

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Working with Local Farm Worker Groups

Working with Local Farm Worker Groups In addition to supporting national campaigns, YAYA also supports local farm workers who are organizing to make a difference in their communities and workplaces but that don’t necessarily have the visibility of the larger … Continue reading

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Protecting the Health of Farm Workers from Pesticide Exposure

About Pesticide Exposure: Pesticide exposure is a severe problem that affects the health of farm workers and their communities. Farm workers in the fields are exposed to pesticides when they pick crops that have pesticide residue. Pesticide residue occurs when … Continue reading

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Immigration

The majority of farm workers in the United States are immigrants, and it is estimated that more than half are undocumented immigrants. Undocumented farm workers are highly vulnerable to abuse at the work place. They often fear reporting cases of … Continue reading

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AgJOBS

About AgJOBS (Agricultural Job Opportunities, Benefits and Security Act): Our broken immigration system abuses farm workers, undermines the stability of our agricultural workforce, and jeopardizes the nation’s food security. These problems will continue until the system is fixed, and the … Continue reading

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