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2016 March on Reynolds

The 2016 FLOC trip was smaller and shorter than years past, however, there was some serious quality packed into this three day whirlwind. Nico Gumbs, Coordinator of YAYA, and I headed off Tuesday, May 3rd from Orlando to North Carolina. … Continue reading

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2015 March on Reynolds

On Tuesday, May 5th, 6 YAYA members traveled to Greensboro, NC to take part in the March on Reynolds/ RAI Shareholders meeting in support of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee’s campaign guaranteeing freedom of association and collective bargaining for tobacco … Continue reading

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Wawa letter drop – Who is the real DM?

In solidarity with the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, and their ongoing campaign with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, YAYA organizes rallies and letter deliveries to Wawa stores in Central Florida. As profiteers of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco products, Wawa has a stake in … Continue reading

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Wawa rally in support of FLOC

YAYA is hosting another rally in support of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee campaign with Reynolds American Inc.! Come out and support and let Wawa know our voices won’t be silenced! What: Wawa rally! When: Friday, December 5th @ 6PM Where: Wawa … Continue reading

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UK Members of Parliament Release Report On NC Tobacco Fields

From the Farm Labor Organizing Committee: In July, members of the UK Parliament, Hon. James Sheridan and Hon. Ian Lavery, were invited by the FLOC to visit North Carolina and witness firsthand the abuses and the conditions in NC tobacco … 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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¡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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