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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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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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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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WaWa Rally: A call to Action for Justice

On Saturday, September 14, about 25 members of the Central Florida community attended a rally organized by YAYA as a part of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) campaign to put pressure on WaWa Inc. The campaign is largely focused … Continue reading

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Rally at WAWA

On Saturday, August 10th, from 7:00-8:00 pm, 10 members and supporters of Orlando YAYA held a rally at WAWA store #5111 in solidarity with the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC). We rallied in support of FLOC’s ongoing struggle with R.J. … Continue reading

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Rally at WAWA for farm worker justice

In support of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee’s campaign with Reynolds American, Orlando YAYA will be hosting monthly actions on the second Saturday of every month at Wawa Store #5111, to put pressure on Reynolds through their supply chain. Join … Continue reading

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