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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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2014 Central Florida VegFest

Once again, YAYA will be tabling at the annual Central Florida Vegetarian Festival from 10AM to 6PM at Orlando Festival Park! Come stop by and say hi to your favorite YAYAs as we raise awareness of the importance of farm … Continue reading

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Red Juvenil Tour in Orlando!

On Saturday, October 4 and Monday, October 6, YAYA had the pleasure of coordinating two events with the Feminist and Antimilitarist Youth Network (Red Juvenil Feminista y Antimilitarista) from Medellin, Colombia that traveled here to embark on a U.S. speaking … 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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Hold Safeway Accountable for Selling Prima!

A message from the United Farm Workers: “It’s hard to believe it. Last Monday a neutral administrative judge began to hear testimony on indictments from state prosecutors charging Gerawan Farming with multiple, serious and repeated violations of the law. Gerawan … 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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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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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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Pesticide applicator ordered to lie

A message from the United Farm Workers: “When it comes to pesticide safety we work hard to create laws and regulations to protect both consumers and workers who labor in the fields. But what happens when the people we trust … Continue reading

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