May Day 2017 March in Santa Cruz
A family that lives in the Beach Flats led the march with a child’s sign proclaiming, “Fuera Trump! Viva La Raza! Viva Los Trabajadores!”
UFW Tries to Silence Boycott Driscoll’s Activists at Cesar Chavez March
What is UFW (United Farm Workers) doing to support farmworkers fighting for justice in San Quintín, México and Washington state? Nothing.
Boycott Driscoll’s Outreach on Watsonville’s Main Street
Watsonville community members support the boycott against Driscoll's, the world famous berry company headquartered in their town.
Boycott Driscoll’s West Coast Tour at Driscoll’s HQ in Watsonville
After a series of strikes in 2013 at Sakuma Brothers Farms in Washington state, farmworkers formed a union in response to denial of lunch and rest breaks, inhumane housing conditions, wage theft, below minimum wage pay, and harassment from supervisors.
Message from San Quintín to the United States: Boycott Driscoll’s
Farmworkers declare "we have suffered reprisals, mass dismissals, constant threats, increased workload for the same salary, and are obligated to join corporate unions that have never represented us, in exchange for keeping our jobs, among other labor abuses."
Boycott Driscoll’s Action at Whole Foods Market in Santa Cruz
“Thank you to all the people who enter the stores and raise the consciousness of the consumers, because we are going to win this struggle together with you all.” – Maestra Gloria
Boycott Driscoll’s Action in Watsonville
Workers who grow, harvest, and pack Driscoll’s lucrative berries are struggling against the systematic abuses they are forced to endure, and the companies profiting from the exploitation of their collective labor.
Santa Cruz City Council Votes for ICE and “Secure Communities” (S-Comm)
City Council failed to pass a resolution in support of AB 1081 (The Trust Act), which would change California's contract with ICE-DHS over S-Comm.
Someone crossed out the "SS" lightning bolt tag in yellow chalk on the wall next to the pay phone on Lincoln Street, and wrote "Kill Nazis" underneath.
Santa Cruz Responds to SB 1070, Arizona’s Criminalization of Immigrant Communities
Arizona Senate Bill 1070, the broadest and strictest anti-immigrant measure in decades.