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Farm worker union “Victory!” cries may not be what you think

Workers organized by the tiny one-farm farmworker union called FUJ declared victory with an agreement signed with a Yakima fruit plant. This reminded us of the “victory” claimed by the United Farm Workers (UFW) in an extended legal battle against a Tri-Cities dairy farm. Seattle media dutifully reported the union accusations ..

New Rules Are a Political Tool, Not a Safety Measure

With new guidelines in place for essential workers, there’s an important question about fairness. Workers are classified as essential due to their important contribution to society. Grocery store workers are essential because they market and sell food; medical workers are essential because they provide healthcare; farm workers are essential because ..

Dairy journalist points out activists posing as reporters

What? Journalists taking on the role of activist? How could it be? But, yes, we have numerous examples of how reporters often doing so-called "investigative" reports stretch the definition of responsible journalism. One characteristic of activist is the belief that the end justifies the means. They believe so strongly in ..

Leading National Dairy Publication Reports on Growing Pressure on EPA From Farmers

Hoard's Dairyman, a leading national publication serving the dairy community, published the story announcing the support of the American Dairy Coalition for Pacific Northwest dairy farmers in their fight with the EPA. The long standing battle concerns a science report from 2012 that purports to show current dairy operations are ..

Pressure on EPA Administrator Wheeler Mounts as National Farm Groups Join Call for Science Review of Nitrate Study

PRESS RELEASE September 6, 2019 American Dairy Coalition joins Washington State farm groups requesting completed science review of study devastating dairy farms    (EVERSON, WA) The American Dairy Coalition, a farmer-led national dairy policy group, on August 28 sent a letter to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler requesting the Administrator complete ..

Great news for farm workers in court decision

The Tri-City Herald reported September 6 that a federal judge in Richland temporarily blocked the government from a 50% increase in piece rate pay for farm workers. This means these workers can continue to earn the $17 per hour they receive in the blueberry harvest in Eastern Washington. If the ..

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