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British Parliament Members Visit NC Farms

On July 26th Members of British Parliament Ian Lavery and James Sheridan participated in a fact-finding delegation to North Carolina tobacco fields to examine human rights conditions for farm workers. The delegation of statesmen visited farms in the supply chain … Continue reading

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New University of Central Florida Wawa Store

On Saturday, July 19th, several of us YAYAs paid a visit to the new University of Central Florida Wawa store that opened this past May. Continuing our work with the Farm Labor Organizing Committee’s (FLOC) campaign with RJ Reynolds Tobacco … Continue reading

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FLOC Organizer Attacked by Growers’ Representative

A Message from the Farm Labor Organizing Committee: On July 9, 2014, FLOC representative and “Respect, Recognition, Raise!” campaign leader Oscar Sanchez arrived to a farm, having taken FLOC members to a local food bank. Previously, Sanchez had met with … Continue reading

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Respect, Recognition, Raise! A summer with FLOC

This summer I left the only state I’ve ever called home to come to North Carolina as part of the AFL-CIO Union Summer intern program where I will be taking part in the “Respect, Recognition, Raise!” Sign-Up Campaign with the … Continue reading

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Action at Wawa

Join Orlando YAYA as we continue to demand justice for tobacco farm workers. Attend our next action at a Wawa convenience stores in support of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee’s Reynolds American campaign. What: Rally at Wawa in support of … Continue reading

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Respect, Recognition, Raise!

The Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) has officially launched the “Respect, Recognition, Raise!” campaign. In 2013, FLOC members decided to continue organizing tobacco farm workers in the South by launching an organizing drive to sign up 5,000 new members over … Continue reading

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¡Que viva FLOC! Justice for tobacco farm workers

On Tuesday, May 6, I piled into a van with several other fellow YAYAs and embarked on a road trip to Greensboro, NC. The purpose of this trip was to support the Farm Labor Organizing Committee and their campaign against … Continue reading

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Support tobacco farm workers! Travel to NC with us!

Join YAYA for our trip to North Carolina in support of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC)! For 6 years, YAYAs have traveled to North Carolina to participate in FLOC’s action at the RJ Reynolds/RAI shareholder’s meeting. YAYAs also meet … Continue reading

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Wawa, what are you waiting for? Do the right thing!

YAYA continues to work in support of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee’s (FLOC) Reynold’s Campaign by putting pressure on Wawa stores to “Do the Right Thing” and use  their power to improve the working conditions of tobacco farm workers. Tobacco … Continue reading

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2014 Farm Worker Awareness Week

*** (If you are planning on attending the premier of Cesar Chavez: An American Hero in Orlando, please notice that the time has changed to 9:50 pm) Join Orlando YAYA and community partners for National Farmworker Awareness Week! Designated as … Continue reading

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