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New ways Darigold is hiding the truth about your food

A message from the United Farm Workers: An increasing number of us want to know more about the food we eat. Were workers treated fairly? Is the environment harmed as a result of how crops were grown? Were animals treated … Continue reading

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My 3 a.m. Call with Dan Gerawan

I worked for years in the anti-human trafficking field. One thing I learned during that time is that most of the tactics used by traffickers are next to impossible to prosecute. Intimidation and manipulation in many cases are not illegal. … Continue reading

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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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EFI Unveils “Trustmark” Label for Certified Produce

A Message from the Equitable Food Initiative : The Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) establishes measures for working conditions, pest management and food safety. When a farm has achieved the certification for the EFI Standard, it means it has met rigorous standards for these three … 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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Farm Workers Continue Fight for Rights at Gerawan Farming

In late January at its biannual meeting, the National Farm Worker Ministry Board of Directors met at La Paz with Gerawan Farming Inc. workers who gave first-hand accounts that mirrored California state officials’ accusations of gross law breaking by 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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SFA Encuentro

Do you want to help bring justice to the fields of Immokalee, FL? The Student Farm Worker Alliance (SFA) is accepting applications for their 2014 Encuentro to be held September 4-7th, 2014. Due to logistics, capacity is limited; so apply … Continue reading

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