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Darigold Sends Clear Message with Little to No Words at Seattle Rally

“Is it too much to ask for a simple dialogue to save farm worker’s lives?” Indira Trejo asked reporters as I and about 50 other farm worker advocates stood outside of Darigold headquarters on Wednesday, September 2. Trejo, a UFW … Continue reading

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NFWM supports Familias Unidas por la Justicia!

This summer I attended my first NFWM board meeting! The board typically meets every six months, in the winter and summer seasons. This year, the summer board meeting was held at Western Washington University (WWU) in Bellingham, WA from Friday, … Continue reading

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WA State bill threatens your right to know as a consumer

A message from the United Farm Workers (UFW): “Bill to be heard in WA State House Committee on Public Safety Tuesday! Remember those horrific pictures that workers employed at Darigold dairies risked their jobs to take to document animal abuse … 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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Darigold is still not listening!

A message from the United Farm Workers: On Monday, close to 200 people gathered in front of Darigold’s headquarters in Seattle. Labor leaders, including the Secretary-Treasurer of the WA State Labor Federation and Michael Beranbaum of the Joint Council of … Continue reading

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Olympia YAYA Supports Ruby Ridge Workers in Seattle

In response to the nonresponse that Darigold has given Ruby Ridge workers and their supporters, the United Farm Workers (UFW) organized a rally in front of Darigold’s Seattle headquarters on Monday October 10th. We were hopeful that Darigold would finally … Continue reading

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Take Action for Ruby Ridge Workers!

A message from United Farm Workers: Twenty two past and current Ruby Ridge Dairy workers are suing the dairy for a variety of reasons, including not being paid all the wages they’re due, wrongful termination and other claims. Due to … Continue reading

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2011 NFWM Board Meeting

On Aug 26-27, YAYA members Jimmy Dunson (Tampa Bay YAYA), Drew Beres and Jenny Lee (Olympia YAYA) attended the 2011 Fall Board Meeting for the National Farm Worker Ministry. At this meeting YAYAs were able to meet NFWM board members … Continue reading

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Dialogue for Farmworker Justice 2011

On March 31st at TESC (the evergreen state college) YAYA held a panel discussion with Bridges Not Walls (BNW) and Mason County Literacy (MCL) and movie screening of Viva la Causa. Co-sponsoring the event, the academic program Public Health, Education … Continue reading

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Evergreen YAYAs sponsor Mason County Literacy ESL Tutor Training

On October 15th and 16th, over 20 Evergreen YAYAs, students, and community members attended a ten hour volunteer training to learn how to tutor adult immigrant learners in English. Friday night was spent learning about the work of Mason County … Continue reading

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