Take Action: Worker drowns in cow manure pond

The United Farm Workers marked Cesar Chavez’s March 31 birthday in Seattle with an 11 a.m. vigil at Darigold Inc. that also honored Randy Vasquez, 27, who drowned in a manure pond while laboring on Feb. 25 at Riverview Dairy in Mabton, Wash. which is associated with Darigold.


The following is from the United Farm Workers: 

Vasquez’s survivors joined local farm worker supporters celebrating the legacy of the legendary farm labor and civil rights leader, and drawing public attention to the conditions of thousands of dairy workers in the Pacific Northwest who toil for Darigold-member farms.

Dairy workers have reported unsafe working conditions, wage and hour violations, lack of drinking water, retaliation for raising grievances, excessive work related injuries and abuse of animals. The UFW has asked to meet with Darigold, so they can work together to improve working conditions.

Please click here to send an email to Darigold President and CEO, Jim Wegner, asking that he meet with UFW to ensure dairy workers are safe and healthy.  


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