Thank you to everyone who attended the webinar!
The recording is available on our YouTube channel:
SAT June 27, 3 – 4:30PM PST
Farmworker Organizing in the Face of the Pandemic:
Update from Familias Unidas por la Justicia Farmworker Union
Please join us this Saturday to hear an update from FUJ President Ramon Torres and Organizing Director Edgar Franks! We hope to be joined by women who led the recent Yakima County strikes as well.
Registration is required: https://tinyurl.com/FUJWebinar
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Familias Unidas por la Justicia (FUJ on Facebook) is an independent farmworker union of indigenous families located in Burlington, WA, representing more than 500 Triqui, Mixteco, and Spanish speaking workers at Sakuma Bros. Berry Farm. FUJ is an affiliate member of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO.
Community Alliance for Global Justice has stood in solidarity with Familias Unidas por la Justicia as they support Farmworkers and fruit packers to improve on-the-job and migrant worker housing safety amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. Due to the lack of emergency measures in place to protect Farmworkers, the pandemic continues to peak in rural areas. As of reports this month, Yakima County in Eastern WA has the highest single-county infection rate of coronavirus on the West Coast.
Recently, FUJ President Ramon Torres and other FUJ organizers supported striking workers at six fruit packing plants in Yakima County, for almost a month. These historic strikes were ultimately successful, with companies agreeing to recognize worker committees and negotiate in good faith. Amidst the strikes, FUJ also filed a lawsuit against the state of WA seeking to revise the emergency rules regarding farmworker housing, after months of advocating that the State Departments of Health and Labor and Industries ensure rules were enforceable and in accordance with CDC guidelines.
Registration is required. Please register online with this link.
Contact Heather Day/CAGJ with any questions: [email protected]