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

06/27/2018 - 20:32 Facing labor shortages and inaction on immigration in D.C., UFW & DArrigo take novel local approach with breakthrough union contract
06/21/2018 - 00:20 Goodlattes Evil and Anti-Immigrant Bill Rejected in the House of Representatives
05/20/2018 - 15:13 UFW dedicates big, modern & professional Salinas facility serving largest U.S. concentration of unionized farm workers
05/14/2018 - 08:52 Remembering Maria Isavel Vasquez Jimenez on the 10 year anniversary of her passing
05/12/2018 - 17:01 Father Ken laid to rest in his native Nicollet, Minnesota
05/10/2018 - 16:04 UFW: WA high court ruling requiring pay for seasonal farm workers down time could mean millions over time
05/10/2018 - 11:29 Farm worker movement mourns beloved former UFW chaplain Rev. Ken Irrgang
04/10/2018 - 14:03 Delano police report on fatal crash contradicts ICE agents claims they were not pursuing farm worker couple
04/06/2018 - 09:21 Farm worker march honors Cesar Chavez, hails new state Chavez Day law, protests fear of immigration raids
04/01/2018 - 00:37 Funeral services Monday for farm worker couple killed after being stopped by ICE, leaving six orphan children
03/05/2018 - 11:13 Immigrants protest beefed up ICE enforcement in six Central Valley-Central Coast communities
03/01/2018 - 05:44 Si Se Puede Scholarship
02/27/2018 - 10:34 UFW: ICE stops & arrests striking fear among farm workers across Californias major farming regions are just wrong!
02/24/2018 - 14:28 United Farm Workers endorses Antonio Villaraigosa for governor
02/16/2018 - 09:18 Retired farm worker getting $176,723 UFW pension check; union pension plan using event to find others who qualify
01/30/2018 - 01:51 UFW: Radical white nationalism still behind immigration plan in Trumps State of the Union
01/26/2018 - 11:13 Radical white nationalism behind new Trump immigration ploy
01/24/2018 - 12:14 Remembering Nan Freeman 46 years after the young Jewish woman gave her life for farm workers