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Campesino Power

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Last summer over 300 migrant farmworkers at Sakuma Brothers Berry Farm engaged in work stoppages to protest wage theft, racist abuse in the fields, sub-standard housing, being forced to work while sick, and many other grievances. They ultimately called for a boycott of Sakuma berries after the farm management refused to negotiate in good faith. The workers formed an independent union called Familias Unidas por la Justicia to represent them and have been fighting for a legally binding contract since the end of July 2013. Familias Unidas' struggle will go down as one of the biggest labor disputes in Washington's history and the largest farmworker strikes on the west coast since the crusades of Cesar Chavez in the 60's and 70's. Support the people who grow your food! To support the struggle visit: boycottsakumaberries.com or https://www.facebook.com/wwustudentsforfarmworkerjustice Continue reading

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