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L.A. City Council resolution backing Gerawan workers

A message from the United Farm Workers: “An epic battle by farm workers to implement their union contract with a giant Central Valley grower — reminiscent of 1960s farm labor struggles — plays out before the Los Angeles City Council … Continue reading

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The Film Fight for Water Got Us Thinking

Sometimes art surprises. We in YAYA were surprised by the film The Fight for Water: A Farmworker Struggle that we screened at the University Unitarian Universalist Society on Thursday, October 2. We had a wonderful audience of about 30 people … Continue reading

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Darigold worker denied time off for emergency!

Trigger Warning for Suicide Ideations Can you believe this??  A message from the United Farm Workers: Fifteen days straight, 11 hours a day. Not a single day off. Milking cows, often without a break or time for even lunch. Brutal, … Continue reading

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UFW: Injured cows, injured workers.

A message from the United Farm Workers: “We’ve shared workers’ stories with you about the injured and sick cows at Darigold dairies. Sadly, these injuries also go for workers. Working with dairy cows is not easy. A dairy cow typically … Continue reading

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YAYA hosts Fight for Water film screening

On Thursday, October 2, 2014, Orlando YAYA will be hosting a movie screening for “The Fight For Water: A Farm Worker Struggle” In 2009, the California Water Crisis had a detrimental effect on a farming community after their water supply … 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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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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Hold Walmart accountable for Prima brand products

A message from the United Farm Workers: Retailers and growers want us to believe that they’re doing right by the environment and workers. Gerawan Farming, producers of Prima brand plums, peaches, nectarines and grapes talks about the “best wages” and … Continue reading

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Tell the state of CA to take Prima’s owners to court ASAP!

A Message from the United Farm Workers: Gerawan Farming – which markets its fruits under the Prima brand – is a multi-million dollar company employing over 5,000 farm workers. These farm workers are hardly part of the 1%. In early … Continue reading

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