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 ..

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 ..

National dairy group calls on EPA to review the flawed nitrate report

As the story becomes more widely known, farmers and farm groups from across the nation are calling on EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to take action. News outlets are bringing this story to farmers and citizens concerned about the lack of accountability being shown by EPA staff and leaders. On August ..

EPA Leaders Continue to Misrepresent the Nitrate Study Peer Review

Should federal agency leaders be held accountable for blatant misrepresentation of the facts? (Some call this lying.) Below you will see three documents related to the 2012-2013 Yakima Nitrate Report. These are about the peer review and they conclusively settle the current argument with the Region 10 Administrator Chris Hladick. ..

Help Us Send a Message to EPA: We Want the Truth!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] President Trump’s EPA leaders ignore pleas for science transparency President Trump’s EPA leadership promised that this administration would bring a new era of transparency in environmental science. But Trump appointees are ignoring that commitment – including EPA Director Andrew Wheeler. Farmers, farm group leaders and members of Congress across ..

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 ..

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