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Respect farmworkers: Boycott Driscoll's
Date Tuesday March 22
Time 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Details
Costco 1006 West Wabash Ave, Eureka, CA
and
Eureka Labor Temple 840 E St, Eureka, CA
Event Type Protest
Organizer/Author
Boycott Sakuma North Coast is thrilled to welcome independent farmworker union Familias Unidas por la Justicia on their historic West Coast Boycott Tour.

4-6 pm
Join Sakuma/Driscolls boycott picket line at the Costco at 1006 West Wabash Ave, Eureka, CA

6:30-8 pm
Meet and eat at the Eureka Labor Temple. Hear from the farm workers themselves about this historic boycott in the tradition of Cesar Chavez. 840 E St, Eureka, CA

We say NO to Bad Berries.

Neighbors! Please ban Driscolls Berries and Haagen Dazs berry ice cream from your fridge until their supplier farms sign a union contract with farmworkers from Familias Unidas por la Justicia in Washington and La Alianza of San Quintin, Mexico.

Farmworkers deserve a union contract that will ensure fair wages, breaks, and protection from wage theft, poison, and abuse in the fields. It's not too much to ask. Until then: BOYCOTT DRISCOLLS BERRIES UNTIL UNION CONTRACTS
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The Story:

Familias Unidas por la Justicia (Families United for Justice) is an independent farmworker union based in Burlington, Washington. They plant, nurture, and harvest millions of the berries eaten in this country.

Its members -- more than 250 farmworker families -- finally got fed up over two years ago with wage theft, denial of lunch and rest breaks, racist harassment from supervisors, poverty wages, exposure to pesticides, and inhumane housing conditions. They formed Washington’s first independant farmworker union and called for a boycott of Sakuma Bros and their international corporate distributer Driscolls.

Familias Unidas por la Justicia asks you to boycott Driscolls berries until the company negotiates a union contract. In March of 2015 80,000 farmworkers in San Quintin Mexico launched a general strike, formed an independent union, La Alianza, and endorsed a consumer boycott of Driscoll’s.

Now *both unions are united* in calling for an international boycott of Driscoll’s berries. New boycott committees are forming all over the country! Familias Unidas is working to build upon this momentum and organize a major boycott offensive by touring the West Coast for a full month, sharing the story of their struggle with communities along the way, and asking people to take up the Driscoll’s boycott until farmworkers in Washington and Mexico can win historic union contracts this year.

Join California's North Coast at the Eureka Labor Temple on Tuesday, March 22nd at 6:30 pm to hear from the farmworkers yourself and learn how you can support this historic movement to transform the food system!

Also join us just beforehand at 4 pm on 3/22 for our picket line at Costco on Wabash Ave in Eureka to demand action from one of our region's biggest buyer of Driscoll's.

If you want more information or are interested in forming a boycott committee please reach out to the boycott coordination team at: BoycottCoordination [at] gmail.com.

To learn more about the campaign, visit boycottsakumaberries.com.

To make this tour possible please consider donating to the tour fund at: http://www.gofundme.com/farmworkerjustice
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Added to the calendar on Monday Mar 21st, 2016 7:59 PM

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