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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] According to the pickjustice.com 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 ..
For ten years UFW pursued a lawsuit against a Tri-Cities area dairy farm. The media dutifully reported their accusations against the farmer. But many of those accusations were dropped when it came time to go to court. Apparently, they were true enough for media reports, but not for a judge ..
[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 ..