WA House panel considers 'ag-gog' bill

The "ag-gag" bill currently being considered by the Washington House would hurt whistleblowers and, according the ACLU, make it a crime for workers to strike or boycott as it would cause economic harm or hardship to any business.  Read on to learn more.  

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This holiday season, think about the migrant farm workers who produced your food.

Washington's farm workers are expected to grow and harvest a safe food supply.  This holiday season thank them for their efforts and recognize their struggles.  “We’re feeding our bodies based on their labor, but we as a country have not given them the opportunity to be fully integrated into our community,” says Jorge Baron, executive director of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project.

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The One Thing Worse Than Big Dairy's Abuse of Cows? It's Abuse of Workers.

While the dairy industry's cruel treatment of cows has been well documented, workers face vile and often dangerous conditions.  If successful, a class-action lawsuit against Darigold in the Pacific Northwest could serve as a model for litigation in other states to provide workers with basic labor rights.   

New Mexico’s dairies, like almost all dairies in the United States, never stop running. Cows are milked two or three times a day, every day. “Cows don’t know holidays,” says Alfredo Gomez, a 56-year-old dairy worker in southeastern New Mexico. “Here, there’s no Christmas.” For the vast majority of dairy workers in New Mexico, as in most states, there’s also no holiday pay, no overtime, no sick pay and no workers’ comp. They work in dirty, difficult and sometimes dangerous conditions for an industry they’re convinced values milk over milkers.

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Billion-dollar California salad company exploits undocumented migrants

Taylor Farms, the world's largest supplier of 'healthy, wholesome' cut vegetables and salad, denies claims it threatens to call immigrant officers to keep workers on 'temporary' status, exposing them to dangerous working conditions.

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Sakuma settles pay claims, shifts attention to Supreme Court

A federal judge in Seattle rules an out-of-court settlement was fair to farmworkers at Sakuma Brothers in Burlington, Washington.  

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Court Rules in Favor of Familias Unidas

Today, Skagit County Superior Court Judge Cook ruled for the workers' union, Familias Unidas por la Justicia, in the latest Sakuma labor complaint.  

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Petition: Darigold impacts workers' families

Darigold worker was denied time off for family emergency.  

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Industry Hides Animal Cruelty

Erik Nicholson, the national Vice President of the United Farm Workers, and Paul Shapiro, the Vice President of farm animal protection at the Humane Society of the United States, speak out against animal cruelty and poor treatment of workers at the Darigold Cooperative in Washington and across the industry.   

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Petition: Support Darigold workers!

Speak out: Darigold workers report not being provided with clean drinking water.  

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Farm to Family Coalition Leaflets Kroger Customers in 4 States

Fred-Meyer---Photo2.jpgHundreds of Teamster warehouse workers took part in a multi-state leafleting action over the weekend aimed at educating Fred Meyer customers in Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, and Washington about the company’s attempt to degrade workers’ health care plans and outsource good, family-wage jobs.

Warehouse workers talked with customers at dozens of Fred Meyer and QFC stores across western Washington. 

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