While the U.S. has made some advancements in addressing climate change, including lowering greenhouse gas emissions, this upcoming Earth Day is an important reminder that our communities haven’t been immune from the devastating consequences of this global crisis.  “A historic heatwave in the Pacific Northwest resulted in dangerous temperatures,... Continue »
Luis Magaña, a veteran farmworker advocate from California’s Central Valley, celebrated this past weekend’s César Chávez Day by keeping the United Farm Workers (UFW) co-founder’s vision for farmworker justice alive. Magaña, the grandson of a Bracero migrant worker, organized with Chávez in the 1980s. Today, he visits essential farmworkers... Continue »
Ahead of César Chávez Day this Sunday, several rallies around the country have been shining an important light on the late labor leader’s continued legacy, the vital contributions of farmworkers, and the ongoing need for justice, dignity, and full rights for these essential laborers.  United Farm Workers (UFW) hosted... Continue »
This Thanksgiving, let’s honor and give thanks to the unseen guests at our dinner tables – the immigrants who helped make our meals possible. From side dishes like green beans and roasted potatoes, to main dishes like turkey and glazed ham, to the sweet fillings from our desserts, immigrants... Continue »
In a major victory for farmworkers and the labor movement, approximately 250 tomato harvesters in California’s Stanislaus County won unionization, United Farm Workers (UFW) announced. The victory by Di Mare workers is the first under recent state law strengthening farmworkers’ union rights, including how laborers can vote in their... Continue »
United Farm Workers (UFW) is urging advocates to add their voices in support of proposed regulations announced by the Biden administration that, if finalized, would reduce abuse, exploitation and trafficking of the H-2A guest farmworkers who help feed the nation. And you can help (see below). In a number... Continue »
Ahead of Labor Day, United Farm Workers (UFW) and allies are set to form a mile-long, “human billboard” line in support of mushroom workers in Washington state. While a majority of workers at the Sunnyside-based Windmill Farms voted to unionize, the owners have refused to recognize the union –... Continue »
Farmworkers and advocates in Florida are mourning the loss of Efrain López García, a Homestead farmworker who died while laboring in extreme heat earlier this month. López García was harvesting a tropical fruit called longan when he told his coworkers that he wasn’t feeling well. “The workers weren’t sure... Continue »
“The heat dome that blanketed the Pacific Northwest in 2021 is being repeated across the southern U.S. this year,” NPR reports. Phoenix has hit at least 110 degrees or more for ten days and counting. It’s not just the U.S., either. “For the third time this week, Earth sets... Continue »
Farmworkers and labor organizers in New York have scored one of their biggest wins in years. United Farm Workers (UFW) has unionized 500 workers across four apple farms and one vegetable farm in the state, The Guardian exclusively reports. “It’s the union’s biggest organizing success in years, and the... Continue »