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

03/05/2018 - 10:13 Immigrants protest beefed up ICE enforcement in six Central Valley-Central Coast communities
02/27/2018 - 09:34 UFW: ICE stops & arrests striking fear among farm workers across Californias major farming regions are just wrong!
02/24/2018 - 13:28 United Farm Workers endorses Antonio Villaraigosa for governor
02/16/2018 - 08:18 Retired farm worker getting $176,723 UFW pension check; union pension plan using event to find others who qualify
01/30/2018 - 00:51 UFW: Radical white nationalism still behind immigration plan in Trumps State of the Union
01/26/2018 - 10:13 Radical white nationalism behind new Trump immigration ploy
01/24/2018 - 11:14 Remembering Nan Freeman 46 years after the young Jewish woman gave her life for farm workers
01/22/2018 - 11:05 UFW & UFW Foundation: Congress failed to protect the lives of undocumented youth once again
01/19/2018 - 11:13 #TrumpShutdown: Republican leaders should put Dream Act up for a vote and Trump should sign bipartisan compromise
01/19/2018 - 09:34 State of California accuses Premiere Raspberries of breaking the law after its 500 workers voted for UFW
01/10/2018 - 10:22 UFW Foundation: Trumps promises to Dreamers utterly sabotaged by White House aide Miller & new Goodlatte bill
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