United Farm Workers ( United Farm Workers )

United Farm Workers

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Founded in 1962 by Cesar Chavez, the United Farm Workers of America is the nation's first successful and largest farm workers union currently active in 10 states. The UFW continues to organize in major agricultural industries across the nation. Recent years have witnessed dozens of key UFW union contract victories, among them the largest strawberry, rose, winery and mushroom firms in California and the nation. 75 percent of California's mushroom industry is now under union contract. In 2007, the United Farm Workers signed its first contract with Salinas, Calif.-based D'Arrigo Bros., California's third-largest vegetable company. The agreement covers 1,800 farm workers in the Salinas and Imperial valleys. The UFW signed a contract, also in 2007, with Three Mile Canyon Farms, America's largest dairy-and the first major union contract protecting farm workers in Oregon. They soon signed up another nearby dairy, Willow Creek. Many recent UFW-sponsored laws and regulations aide farm workers; in California, the first state regulation in the U.S. prevents further heat deaths of farm workers. The UFW is also pushing its historic bipartisan and broadly backed AgJobs immigration reform bill.

United Farm Workers press release, blog etc

12/28/2017 - 08:59 Esther Uranday was one of the pioneering women who helped build the UFW
12/20/2017 - 17:49 UFW, Gerawan workers ask company not to be a Scrooge
12/12/2017 - 13:37 UFW redoubles efforts to aid Ventura County farm workers exposed to heavy smoke
12/08/2017 - 13:07 Amid heavy smoke, UFW helps Ventura County farm workers protect themselves
11/27/2017 - 13:05 UFW: Now law is upheld, giant grower should pay more than $10 million it already owes its workers
11/21/2017 - 13:56 Our Hands to Your Table UFW social media drive reminds Americans who brings food to their holiday tables
11/14/2017 - 13:11 Paying tribute to Pudge Hartmire, who helped create the farm worker movement
11/08/2017 - 16:28 Nationwide participatory art project uplifting Dreamers comes to Bakersfield to underscore urgency of passing a clean Dream Act
10/10/2017 - 14:05 UFW responds to Wine Country fires
10/02/2017 - 10:55 Farmworker groups & thousands of Californians demand rapid and rigorous review of brain-harming pesticide
09/26/2017 - 13:14 4 p.m. Tues. in Bakersfield: Immigrant youth & advocates urge Rep. Valadao to allow vote on Dream Act by backing discharge petition
09/21/2017 - 00:41 UFW remembers Rene Lopez who sacrificed his life for La Causa (1962-1983)
09/19/2017 - 09:03 Tuesday at 6 p.m. in Madera: UFW members children awarded $1,000 Si Se Puede! scholarships
09/17/2017 - 16:27 Sunday at 11 a.m. in Livingston: UFW members sons and daughters will be awarded $1,000 Si Se Puede! scholarships
09/15/2017 - 14:34 UFW members children awarded Si Se Puede!scholarships funded by union members
09/14/2017 - 09:46 Thursday at 6 p.m. in Salinas: Eight UFW members children awarded $500 to $1,000 Si Se Puede! scholarships
09/05/2017 - 10:19 Today in Bakersfield, Salinas & Fresno: Local DACA recipients, community members respond to Trumps heartless and immoral action rescinding DACA
09/05/2017 - 10:04 UFW: Trump rescinding DACA is heartless and immoral