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

10/10/2017 - 15:05 UFW responds to Wine Country fires
10/02/2017 - 11:55 Farmworker groups & thousands of Californians demand rapid and rigorous review of brain-harming pesticide
09/26/2017 - 14:14 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 - 01:41 UFW remembers Rene Lopez who sacrificed his life for La Causa (1962-1983)
09/19/2017 - 10:03 Tuesday at 6 p.m. in Madera: UFW members children awarded $1,000 Si Se Puede! scholarships
09/17/2017 - 17:27 Sunday at 11 a.m. in Livingston: UFW members sons and daughters will be awarded $1,000 Si Se Puede! scholarships
09/15/2017 - 15:34 UFW members children awarded Si Se Puede!scholarships funded by union members
09/14/2017 - 10:46 Thursday at 6 p.m. in Salinas: Eight UFW members children awarded $500 to $1,000 Si Se Puede! scholarships
09/05/2017 - 11:19 Today in Bakersfield, Salinas & Fresno: Local DACA recipients, community members respond to Trumps heartless and immoral action rescinding DACA
09/05/2017 - 11:04 UFW: Trump rescinding DACA is heartless and immoral
08/30/2017 - 19:16 LUPE Celebrates Court Decision to Block SB4 SB4 is discriminatory and will lead to racial profiling
08/18/2017 - 16:44 Health & Farmworker Advocates Respond to California Chlorpyrifos Announcement
08/09/2017 - 17:02 Free documentary filmmaking case study on the making of Cesars Last Fast Aug. 19 in San Jose
08/01/2017 - 20:14 Kern Farmworkers Sickened Again by Pesticide Drift
07/20/2017 - 11:36 State prosecutors once again accuse Gerawan Farming of bad-faith bargaining
07/19/2017 - 09:33 Jaime Martinez honored Cesar Chavez and alsoinstill ed pride among Hispanics in San Antonio
07/18/2017 - 08:45 News from Congressman Luis Gutierrez: Agricultural Worker Program Act (HR 2690) is the Better Alternative for Farmworkers & Ag Industry