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NFWM’s Board Meeting

I had the privilege of traveling with our National Coordinator, Nico Gumbs, to the Golden State, California for the first 2014 Winter board meeting of the National Farm Worker Ministry. It was a first for myself on two occasions: to … Continue reading

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Support Workers’ Rights to Organize at Gerawan Farms

A message from the United Farm Workers (UFW): Sign the petition so Gerawan workers can finally have their UFW contract. Gerawan Farming Inc. is one of the world’s biggest fruit growers with about 6,000 workers. It grows peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines and … Continue reading

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California and Washington Supporters: Take Action for CIR!

Thousands of farm workers, community leaders, and allies will participate in United Farm Worker sponsored marches throughout California and Washington on March 23 and 24.  These marches will honor the legacy of Cesar Chavez, whose birthday is March 31, and … Continue reading

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Gov. Brown denies farm worker protections

A message from the United Farm Workers: “On Sunday, Gov. Jerry Brown rejected The Humane Treatment for Farm Workers Act – authored by Assemblyman Charles Calderon (D-Whittier) – that would make it a misdemeanor crime, punishable by jail time and … Continue reading

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César E. Chávez National Monument

The National Farm Worker Ministry (NFWM) and its Youth and Young Adult Network (YAYA)  congratulate President Obama, the United Farm Workers and the César Chávez Foundation on the establishment of the César E. Chávez National Monument at La Paz. We … Continue reading

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2012 NFWM Board Meeting in CA

On August 16-18 Cole Lee and myself were the lucky YAYA delegates sent to represent our organization at the NFWM Board Meeting in Santa Clara California. On the first day there, I was able to mingle with different board members … Continue reading

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UFW 50th Anniversary Convention

The United Farm Workers celebrated a half-century of successes last month at the UFW 50th Anniversary Convention, held at the Rabobank Convention Center in Bakersfield, California from May 18th to the 20th. The convention was a meeting of farm worker … Continue reading

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Urge Gov. Brown to take action on methyl iodide

A message from PANNA: “The cancer-causing pesticide methyl iodide has been approved for use in California’s strawberry fields for a year. In March, Gov. Jerry Brown promised to take a “fresh look” at the decision to approve methyl iodide’s use, … Continue reading

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Congratulations UFW and farm workers in CA!

Thanks to the United Farm Workers, California has a new law that will allow farm workers to join a union even when they are intimidated or threatened by their bosses and supervisors. Under this law, state regulators can automatically certify … Continue reading

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Viva la Causa!

On Monday, September 26, 2011 YAYA hosted a movie screening of “Viva La Causa” at the Ethos restaurant with the YCL with 20 attendees. The screening of the documentary was followed by a discussion on the farmworker movement while finding … Continue reading

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