Is a State’s Agency’s $2 million Fruit Grower Fine an Example of “Crucifixion” Enforcement?

This statement represents the view of Save Family Farming and not necessarily that of any specific farm   The massive fine by Labor & Industries against one of the state’s major fruit growers is based on questionable accusations and embraces the discredited “Roman” enforcement strategy. It also diminishes the effective ..

A discredited farmworker union falsely claims farmworker pay is being cut

Washington’s foreign guest workers will continue to be paid considerably more than the state’s minimum wage and 20 times more than they can earn in their home countries despite the union’s accusations of racism and greed The United Farm Workers (UFW) union is claiming the federal administration is cutting farm ..

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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 ..

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 ..

Dairy farm employees get the straight facts about United Farm Workers—and the union leaders don’t like it

Educational meetings with Eastern Washington farm employees were attacked by UFW with more false accusations Farmers and farm employees met in Granger and Yakima in early July to hear from an attorney, a farm worker and a former UFW union employee. They presented information to the farmers and farm employees ..

Eastern Washington Family Farmers protects farmworkers against abuse by United Farm Workers union

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] According to the website, thousands of California farm workers protested AGAINST UFW and the state labor board that was seeking to protect the union. ​ Earlier, we submitted a letter to the Starbucks board of directors who were confronted by the UFW, with the naive assistance of Jesse ..

Protecting Farmworkers

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] We're working to protect valuable jobs for our workers and set the record straight on worker protections [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Union activists have been waging a campaign in Washington state against the guest worker program. This program, also called H2A, provides legal visas for foreign workers to supplement the jobs of domestic ..

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