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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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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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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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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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