November 5, 2013
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How many times have we heard it?
"Organic food is great for those who can afford it, but not an option for most of us."
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Published September 2013
By Carly Finkle
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley released a new report Tuesday that shows low-wage fast-food jobs cost Americans nearly $7 billion every year. Pay in fast food is so low that more than half of the families of front-line fast food workers need to rely on public assistance programs—that’s more than twice the rate of the workforce overall.
This statement was dictated by the elected Committee members of the Familias Unidas por la Justicia To C2C staff to be sent to the public and to supporters of the farm worker struggle in Burlington, WA. At their request we send it to all of you and ask that you share this with your networks.
Sakuma Berry Farms Driven by Shame and Dishonor?
CALL IN Day is today.
Call Sakuma Berry Farms at 360 757 6611
Why? 400 families of Indigenous Farm Workers organized as Familias Unidas por la Justicia and accompanied by C2C (a founding member of USFSA) are standing tall in response to Disrespect and Exploitation! They are on strike! Their chosen leader and negotiator has been fired and is being defamed in a smear campaign.
Sakuma Berry Farm Management needs to hear from YOU! Ask to speak to Mr. Sakuma or to leave him a message.
Talking Points: (choose two or more!) Sakuma Berry Farms: 360 757 6611
Court rules in favor of farmworkers - Sakuma Berry Farms must remove security from farmworkers' housing area
By Rosalinda Guillen, Executive Director of Community to Community, member of the Food First Board of Trustees
Today Familias Unidas por la Justicia and individual plaintiff Felimon Pineda won a significant court victory when Skagit County Superior Court Judge John M. Meyer ordered Sakuma Brothers Berry Farms to remove security guards from their housing.
Burlington, WA, September 13, 2013: Families United for Justice report today that 300 berry pickers located at Labor Camp 2 on the Benson Road are continuing their strike for farm worker justice in Skagit County.
This past week, Familias Unidas por la Justicia farmworkers held two separate workplace work stoppages over wages at Sakuma Bros. Farm, one with 150 blueberry pickers and another with 200 blackberry pickers. Both strikes gained wage increases of $1.00 and $0.75 respectively.