What is UFW (United Farm Workers) doing to support farmworkers fighting for justice in San Quintín, México and Washington state? Nothing.
Watsonville community members support the boycott against Driscoll’s, the world famous berry company headquartered in their town.
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.
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.”
“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
Many businesses will be closed on Monday, May 1st, as Santa Cruz prepares for a May Day work strike and consumer boycott.
Thousands of students from local schools marched and rallied against HR 4437 in Watsonville.
Students share their feelings on walking-out and anti-immigrant laws, as well as the actions of fellow students, teachers, administrators and police.