Category Archives: Farm Worker Rights

The Climate Crisis and the Future of the Beef Industry – Rebuilding the U.S. cattle herd is imperative for labor standards, climate stability and a just transition for meat worker

Guest Editorial by Dennis Olson, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) (published online May 16, 2022) At its peak, Cargill’s beef plant in Plainview, Texas employed 2000 workers with good paying union jobs and generous benefits, collectively bargained with the … Continue reading

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We depend on immigrants to feed us — and then blame them

By:  Jim Goodman, dairy farmer, Wonewoc, WI & Family Farm Defenders board member Published in the Capital Times, May 8, 2017 Jorge, who recently arrived from Mexico and asked that his last name not be used, works in the milking … Continue reading

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