Monday, May 25, 2020

Support Striking Fruit Workers

SÍ SE PUEDE -- The Yakima Herald-Republic reports: Strikes continued at six fruit packing houses Monday, though not without some pushback. Hansen Fruit workers had to relocate after the company prohibited activity at a previous site near the plant’s parking lot, said Edgar Franks of Familias Unidas por la Justicia, a farmworkers union. Workers are seeking, among several things, more assurances that officials are following social distancing and cleaning procedures, and hazard pay. The union has been in the Yakima Valley since May 8 to assist workers in strikes, which started last week. However, the union and other groups supporting the strikes said workers at individual plants are leading the strikes. 

TAKE A STAND! — You can support these striking workers by:

1) Following and sharing #EssentialWorkers news via FUJ’s Facebook and Twitter pages and C2C’s Facebook page.

2) If you are in the area, sign up for strike support on the picket lines.

3) Give the gift of solidarity by making a donation to this GoFundMe strike fund for striking ag workers’ families and/or make a contribution to FUJ.

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