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WA State Sakuma Farm Workers Leader Ramón Torres Speaks To SF Labor Council
by Labor Video Project
Tuesday Oct 29th, 2013 1:57 PM
Ramón Torres, president of the Sakuma farmworkers union Familias Unidas Para la Justicia (United Families for Justice) spoke at the SF Labor Council about their struggle for wages, healthcare and justice
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WA State Sakuma Farm Workers Leader Ramón Torres Speaks To SF Labor Council
Fired Sakuma Bellingham, WA farmworker leader Ramón Torres who is president of Familias Unidas Para la Justicia (United Families for Justice) spoke about their strike, struggle and living conditions. He and 300 other workers and their families are fighting for better wages, healthcare and health and safety conditions. They have also been replaced by "guest workers" with H-2A visas who are being used to hold down wages and conditions of the workers.
He spoke at the San Francisco Labor Council on October 28, 2013. To support their struggle and more information go to:
Sakuma Workers' Fund. Go to http://www.foodjustice.org and click on the "donate" button to the right of the screen; or send a check written out to Community to Community Development labeled "Sakuma Workers' Fund" to 203 W. Holly Street, Ste. 317, Bellingham, WA 98225.
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§Sakuma Farmworkers children
by Labor Video Project Tuesday Oct 29th, 2013 1:57 PM
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Many of the workers at the Sakuma farms are young children who are also exploited.
§Sakuma workers on strike
by Labor Video Project Tuesday Oct 29th, 2013 1:57 PM
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The Sakuma workers are on strike for their rights and need support
§Sakuma Farmworkers Are Calling for A Boycott
by Labor Video Project Tuesday Oct 29th, 2013 1:57 PM
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The Sakuma Farmworkers are calling for a boycott of Sakuma products.