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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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EFI Issues First Farm Certifications

A Message from the Equitable Food Initiative: The Equitable Food Initiative is pleased to announce that two large farming operations have just been certified to the EFI Standard for working conditions, pesticide management and food safety. The first certification was issued to an Andrew … Continue reading

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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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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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Let’s Drive Safe, Sunshine State!

YAYA-NFWM supports Driver’s Licenses for ALL Floridians to drive safe in the Sunshine State! If every driver in Florida can apply for a Driver’s License, we will all benefit from: Safer roads because all drivers will be required to take … Continue reading

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Campesinos Garden Day

Last Saturday, September 29, I had the opportunity to join YAYA-NFWM on a trip to Fellsmere, Florida to spend the day at the Fellsmere Campesinos Gardens. Fellsmere is a city in India River County about 93 miles from Orlando. Hispanics … Continue reading

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#2014Encuentro: Up, Up With the Fair Food Nation!

Consciousness plus commitment equals change is the equation that is now imbedded in my brain after learning from and building with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) this past weekend at the Student/Farmworker Alliance’s (SFA) #2014Encuentro. Gabi and myself were … Continue reading

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Solidarity with Farm workers – Labor Day

On Sunday, August 30th, Heather and I traveled to the greater Tampa area to take part in some farm worker solidarity. Since it was Labor Day weekend, we, at YAYA-NFWM, understand the importance of raising awareness on the issues that … 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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Annual FWAF-Fellsmere’s Local Assembly

On Sunday, March 3rd 2013, YAYA met with the Farm Worker Association of Florida (FWAF) at their office in Fellsmere, for the Annual FWAF-Fellsmere’s Local Assembly. The objectives of this particular event were to elect new board members and to … Continue reading

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