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Workers fired after speaking with UFW

A message from the United Farm Workers (UFW): “A crew of fig workers need your immediate help. The workers with Stellar Distributing Inc. demonstrated support for the United Farm Workers by waving UFW black-eagle flags at an orchard near the Central Valley … Continue reading

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Darigold Worker drowns in cow manure pond!

A message from the United Farm Workers (UFW): “‘My children and I lost our lifeline, support, our friend, everything to us.’ Nubia Guajardo is talking about her partner Randy Vasquez, a 27 year old dairy worker, who drowned in a tragic … Continue reading

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Gerawan ignores the law again!

A message from the United Farm Workers (UFW): “Breaking the law doesn’t seem to bother Gerawan Farming Inc., one of America’s largest fruit growers, which markets under its Prima label. We’ve come to you many times before over the litany … Continue reading

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Support Gerawan workers in San Francisco on Cesar Chavez’ birthday

A message from the United Farm Workers (UFW): “Gerawan Farming workers are excited. Support for their campaign is growing. On Tuesday, March 31, Cesar Chavez’s birthday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors will debate and vote on a resolution telling Gerawan, one … 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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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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Tell CA’s Gov. Brown it’s time to take the lead on chlorpyrifos

A message for the United Farm Workers (UFW): “Last month, after more than 10 years of review, California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) finally released their proposed new guidelines on use of the brain-harming pesticide chlorpyrifos. But there is a catch … Continue reading

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Darigold worker denied lunch break

A message from United Farm Workers: “A lunch break is one of these basic rights we take for granted — right? That’s not what this Darigold worker and his fiancé reported. Many times the only way “Juan”* managed to eat during his … Continue reading

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LA City Council Backs UFW Contract

A Message from the LA Times: By Emily Alpert Reyes Hundreds of labor activists, farmworkers and their allies marched  on Los Angeles City Hall on Wednesday demanding that a Fresno fruit grower recognize a union contract — the latest turn in … Continue reading

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