Farmworkers have been striking at Sakuma in Burlington, Washington since July 11, 2013 for respect and a decent wage.
Call Sakuma Brothers Farms in support of Familias Unidas Para La Justicia/United Families for Justice
Please call Sakuma Brothers Farms in support of Familias Unidas Para La Justicia/United Families for Justice, a 200+ strong independent farmworker committee who have been organizing on the job to improve working and living conditions for themselves and their families. Since July 10 there have been three work stoppages, the latest on Friday August 16th.
They have won several important concessions
1. Defending a coworker from a retaliatory firing,
2. Ending a system that put local white teenagers with no work experience in supervisory roles,
Fast food and other low wage workers across the country are going on strike on August 29. They have had enough of struggling to get by on minimum wage or barely more, so they are walking off our jobs to demand $15 an hour and the right to form a union without retaliation.
Familias Unidas por la Justicia UPDATE:
The elected worker committee met for the second time with the agreed upon neutral mediator yesterday, August 5th for four and a half hours. At 9:00pm there was a meeting with families at farm labor camp #2, with families from the other camps joining the committee. A full report was given to all and agreement was reached that the negotiations continue. Next session will be August 6.
The youth pickers over 14 returned to work this morning after a lot of worry and uncertainty. they thanked the committee members for protecting their jobs.