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2016 March on Reynolds

The 2016 FLOC trip was smaller and shorter than years past, however, there was some serious quality packed into this three day whirlwind. Nico Gumbs, Coordinator of YAYA, and I headed off Tuesday, May 3rd from Orlando to North Carolina. … Continue reading

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Jonas vs. Winter Board Meeting

The weekend of January 22nd was suppose to kick-off the National Farm Worker Ministry’s Winter board meeting but Jonas (the storm not our great Development Director, Alex) had other plans. I left out of Orlando on Wednesday, as per usual … Continue reading

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2015 March on Reynolds

On Tuesday, May 5th, 6 YAYA members traveled to Greensboro, NC to take part in the March on Reynolds/ RAI Shareholders meeting in support of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee’s campaign guaranteeing freedom of association and collective bargaining for tobacco … Continue reading

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FLOC trip to NC!

Join Orlando YAYA for our annual trip to North Carolina to continue the pressure on RJ Reynolds in support of Farm Labor Organizing Committee‘s campaign to bring collective bargaining and freedom of association to tobacco workers. The tentative dates for our … Continue reading

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Wawa letter drop – Who is the real DM?

In solidarity with the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, and their ongoing campaign with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, YAYA organizes rallies and letter deliveries to Wawa stores in Central Florida. As profiteers of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco products, Wawa has a stake in … 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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UK Members of Parliament Release Report On NC Tobacco Fields

From the Farm Labor Organizing Committee: In July, members of the UK Parliament, Hon. James Sheridan and Hon. Ian Lavery, were invited by the FLOC to visit North Carolina and witness firsthand the abuses and the conditions in NC tobacco … Continue reading

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Respect, Recognition, Raise! Summer with FLOC

Respect, recognition, raise; those are the words I internalized all summer as part of the Union Summer Program in North Carolina. At first they seemed vague and desensitized but looking back on the experience, those words now carry more weight … Continue reading

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Pa’ Delante: My Experience with FLOC in the Fields of NC

This summer, a group of 15 interns and myself had the opportunity to work on the Farm Labor Organizing Committee‘s Respect, Recognition, and Raise campaign. During FLOC’s 2013 Constitutional Convention, it was agreed upon to have a sign-up campaign to … Continue reading

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NFWM’s 2014 Summer Board Meeting

From August 14th-17th, I was able to attend the National Farm Worker Ministry’s (NFWM) board meeting in Raleigh, North Carolina. Every six months, NFWM board members meet to discuss current campaigns as well as what has been going on within … Continue reading

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