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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