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 ..

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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