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Newsletter 158: If we want berries, we need farmworkers! Action needed today!

Newsletter: Berry season is approaching in many parts of the United States. Driscoll’s has not helped farmworkers secure a fair contract, despite repeatedly committing to uphold the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining. If we want berries, we need farmworkers! Action needed today! (May 19th 2016) Berry season is approaching in many parts […]

Newsletter 157: Poultry processors denied bathroom breaks!

The Fair Trade Story

Newsletter: Tell Tyson to be fair to Workers, celebrate World Fair Trade Day, nominate the place you live, solidarity with Ecuador in wake of earthquake, and human rights leader Victor Diaz is released… Poultry processors denied bathroom breaks! (May 5th 2016) Tell Tyson to Be Fair to Workers! Tyson controls a huge portion of the […]

Newsletter 156: Support Small-Scale Farmers – Enter to Win

The Fair Trade Story

Watch FWP latest video, “The Fair Trade Story”, sign the action alert to protect poultry workers! And, what do you think the federal minimum wage should be? Don’t Miss Your Chance to Win a Year of Fair Trade Treats! (May 1st 2016) Support Small-Scale Farmers – Enter to Win World Fair Trade Day is coming […]

Newsletter 155: Millions of Low-Wage Workers Are Being Left Behind!

Raise the Federal Minimum Wage

Millions of Low-Wage Workers Are Being Left Behind! (April 27th 2016) Tell Congress: Raise the Federal Minimum Wage The Fight for $15 is sweeping the nation, from fast food workers mobilizing to state and city legislation, notably in California, which will phase in a $15/hour minimum wage for all workers over the next several years. […]

Newsletter 154: Trading Fast Fashion for Fair Fashion

Dana Geffner

Trading Fast Fashion for Fair Fashion (April 20th 2016) Sunday marks the third anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza apparel factory building, which killed more than 1,000 workers. As I confess in my recent Huffington Post article, I love to shop. Choosing what to wear is my creative outlet. But I have also […]

Newsletter 153: Action Alerts: Solidarity with Apparel Workers and Palm Plantation Workers!

Join the Fashion Revolution

Action Alerts: Solidarity with Apparel Workers and Palm Plantation Workers! (April 7th 2016) Take Action: Fair Fashion Not Fast Fashion! April 24th marks the 3rd anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster, which killed over 1,000 apparel factory workers in Bangladesh. Apparel workers around the world are at high risk for accidents, injury from both equipment […]

Newsletter 152: Take Action: Don’t Exclude Farmworkers from the New York State Minimum Wage

Take Action: Don’t Exclude Farmworkers from the New York State Minimum Wage (March 31st 2016) Today marks the end of Farmworker Awareness Week, a week for remembering the hard work of the women and men who plant, harvest, and tend our food, often for low pay and under dangerous conditions. This week is more than […]

Newsletter 151: Eat bananas, have a job, or own a business? You may want to read this!

Ben and Jerry's

Eat bananas, have a job, or own a business? You may want to read this! (March 15th 2016) Now Is the Time for Fair Wages! This past weekend we facilitated a panel on raising the minimum wage. Most of us are familiar by now with the worker-led Fight for $15. This movement has been an […]

Newsletter 150: TPP Signed; Farmworker Contract Not – Two Opportunities for Action

TPP Signed; Farmworker Contract Not – Two Opportunities for Action (February 24th 2016) Action Alert: Time to Put It In Writing! Familas Unidas por la Justicia, an independent farmworker union in Washington, has been fighting for better pay and conditions at Sakuma Brother Farms, a large farm in Washington State, for years. Sakuma Brothers owners […]

Newsletter 149: Update from Paris

Seine Flotilla - Photo from Indigenous Environmental Network

Update from Paris (December 10th 2015) The much-anticipated climate talks are wrapping up in Paris. At the start of these two weeks of negotiations and events, we said that to succeed we need to understand how big picture issues like global political conflict, the international immigration crisis, trade, and agriculture are all intimately tied to […]