Overview of the Sakuma Bros. Farm Berry Boycott

By Christina Leal, CAGJ activist Familias Unidas por la Justicia, an AFL CIO-endorsed member union based in Burlington, Washington, formed in the summer of 2013 in response to racial harassment, wage theft, and other labor malpractices faced by farmworkers at the Sakuma Brothers Farms, Inc. The union has since supported eight strikes and has been […]

Call to Action for Farmworkers at Sakuma Bros. Farm

There is a critical need today and tomorrow (Sept 16 & 17) and beyond to call Sakuma Brothers Farms and demand that they negotiate a contract with the farm workers and their organizing committee, Familias Unidas por la Justicia.  The berries are ready to pick, the berry pickers are on strike, and Sakuma Bros Farms […]

Farmworkers Announce Berry Boycott in Western Washington

By Matt Canfield, CAGJ Volunteer Farmworkers in Skagit County, Washington have declared a boycott against Sakuma Brothers Farms’ products after failing to resolve an ongoing labor dispute. The farm, which makes over $6.1 million in profits, is one of the largest in the region. Yet for the past decade, farmworkers in the Skagit Valley have […]

CAGJ Statement in Support of Sakuma Farmworkers

The Community Alliance for Global Justice stands in solidarity with the Sakuma workers and their allies, including Community to Community Development/Communidad a Communidad in Bellingham. Farmworkers at Sakuma Brothers Farms began a second work stoppage on July 22, protesting low wages and unfair treatment. Workers claim that management is using a lower piece-rate wage to […]