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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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Wawa Do the Right Thing!

On Thursday, February 27, four YAYAs traveled to both Tampa and Largo, Florida, to put pressure on Wawa to “Do The Right Thing” and support the Farm Labor Organizing Campaign. We left Orlando at 7:30 to start our journey to Tampa … Continue reading

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Wawa Grand Opening Action

On December 17th, 2013, six YAYAs attended the WAWA grand opening on Orange Blossom Trail by the Florida Mall. The main purpose of this action was to deliver a letter to Charlene Marko-Heim, the regional manager of Wawa, addressing the … Continue reading

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Take Action: Wawa Grand Opening!

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, based in North Carolina, is the second-largest tobacco company in the United States, manufacturing about one of every three cigarettes sold in the country. While big tobacco corporations make billions, tobacco farm workers live in poverty, … Continue reading

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Action at WaWa in support of FLOC

On Saturday, November 9th, around 20 YAYA’s met at the WAWA store located at 2239 North Semoran Blvd. for a rally in support of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee’s (FLOC) campaign against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. We are continuing our … Continue reading

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Volunteer Opportunity: Organize Tobacco Farm Workers this Summer

At the Farm Labor Organizing Committee’s (FLOC) 12th quadrennial convention an important resolution was passed to continue pressure on tobacco giant Reynolds American, and to launch a massive sign up campaign to organize 5,000 new tobacco farm worker members in … Continue reading

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Take action in support of FLOC!

What: Wawa Rally When: Saturday, November 9 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm Where: Wawa Store #5111, 2239 North Semoran Blvd., Orlando, FL 32807 Why: Time to pay Wawa store #5111 another visit to express our concerns on behalf of … Continue reading

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Mixtape report of FLOC’s 12th Constitutional Convention

The best way for me to report back on the Farm Labor Organizing Committee’s 12th Constitutional Convention is to give you the mixtape version. Music pretty much dominated our experience on the weekend of October 11th.   Track 1: “What About … Continue reading

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FLOC’s 12th Quadrennial Constitutional Convention

What: FLOC’s 12th Quadrennial Constitutional Convention When: Thursday, October 10th to Sunday, October 13th Where: Durham, North Carolina (transportation leaving from Orlando, Florida). Why: FLOC has asked YAYAs to volunteer during this event   Join the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC), the National Farm Worker Ministry … Continue reading

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