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Cesar Chavez: An American Hero

On March 28th, 16 members and supporters of Orlando YAYA took part in NFWM’s Pack the Theatre selfie challenge for the premiere of the Cesar Chavez movie. We watched in awe as we saw some historical moments in Cesar Chavez’ … Continue reading

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Cesar Chavez National Day of Service

Urge President Obama to declare a Cesar Chavez National Day of Service so Americans can honor the legacy of this civil rights and farm labor icon. A national day of service would honor not only the work of César Chávez, … Continue reading

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NFWM’s Board Meeting

I had the privilege of traveling with our National Coordinator, Nico Gumbs, to the Golden State, California for the first 2014 Winter board meeting of the National Farm Worker Ministry. It was a first for myself on two occasions: to … Continue reading

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Cesar Chavez National Day of Service

A message from the United Farm Workers (UFW): In advance of the March 28, 2014 release of the major motion picture Cesar Chavez, the Cesar Chavez Foundation, Participant Media and Pantelion Films have just launched a petition drive urging President … Continue reading

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Support Gerawan Workers!

A message from the United Farm Workers: “Sign the holiday card petition telling Gerawan to quit delaying and implement their workers’ UFW contract.  Next week a delegation of dozens of Gerawan workers will deliver a holiday card signed by workers … Continue reading

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The Darigold saga of abuses continues at a new location

A Message from the United Farm Workers: “Last month we told you about dairy workers from DeRuyter Brothers of Sunnyside, WA which supplies milk to the huge milk cooperative, Darigold. We shared how workers have been threatened with bullets, have … Continue reading

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Support Workers’ Rights to Organize at Gerawan Farms

A message from the United Farm Workers (UFW): Sign the petition so Gerawan workers can finally have their UFW contract. Gerawan Farming Inc. is one of the world’s biggest fruit growers with about 6,000 workers. It grows peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines and … Continue reading

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Protect Yourself from Foodborne Illness

A Message from the United Farm Workers: Every year, about 48 million people –1 in 6 Americans– get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die from foodborne diseases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Based on … Continue reading

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Support gov. enforcement of labor law

A message from United Farm Workers: Minimum wage and child labor violations are against the law. Period. However, some growers seem to think they are above the law and do what they want anyway. Just look at the situation described … Continue reading

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UFW and PCUN leadership stand in support of CIR

National Farm Worker Ministry applauds Giev Kashkooli, Vice President of the United Farm Workers (UFW) and Ramon Ramirez, President of Northwest Treeplanters and Farmworkers United (PCUN), for their courageous stand in support of fair immigration reform. They joined more than … Continue reading

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