Category Archives: Workers 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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Solidarity Between Farmers and Farm Workers from the Pastures of Wisconsin to the Tomato Fields of Florida!

The Farm Labor Reality Tour has now joined the 175 mile historic march of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers in Florida, which will culminate at the headquarters of Publix in Lakeland, FL on Sun. March 17th. Even if you are … Continue reading

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Farm Labor Reality Tour Crosses Midwest, Headed to Florida – Brings Solidarity Message of Fairness, Justice, and Dignity for Family Farmers and Farm Workers Everywhere!

For Immediate Release Wed. Feb. 20th Contact: Bob St.Peter Food for Maine’s Future 207-244-0908 bobstpeter@gmail.com Joel Greeno Family Farm Defenders 608-344-0564 John E. Peck Family Farm Defenders 608-260-0900 or 608-345-3918 familyfarmdefenders@yahoo.com Marley Moynahan Coalition of Immokalee Workers 239-357-0393 marley@ciw-online.org The … Continue reading

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Family Farm Defenders Endorses National Boycott of Palermo’s Pizza – Demands Justice for ALL Workers Through Out the Food System

For Immediate Release  8/27/2012 Contact:  John E. Peck, executive director, Family Farm Defenders  #608-260-0900 Family Farm Defenders, a national grassroots family farmer organization based in Madison, WI, has formally endorsed the national boycott of Palermo’s Pizza in solidarity with workers … Continue reading

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Family Farm Defenders Declares its Solidarity with International Longshore Workers – Denying Workers The Right to Organize is a Gross Violation of Food Sovereignty

For Immediate Release Jan. 22, 2012 Contact:  John E. Peck, executive director  #608-260-0900 Family Farm Defenders, a national organization based in Madison, WI expresses its solidarity with International Longshore Workers Union (ILWU) Local 21, and strongly condemns all attempts to … Continue reading

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