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Wed Jun 8 2016UFW & Driscoll’s: United To Exploit
Wed Jun 8 2016Connecting the Dots Between United Farm Workers, Reiter Affiliated Companies, & Driscoll's
Why won't the United Farm Workers of America (UFW) support the Driscoll's Boycott? That's one of the questions UFW Vice President Lauro Barajas would not answer after he spoke at Hillary Clinton's rally in Salinas on May 25.
There are two other questions that Barajas was unwilling to answer. He was asked why he personally took down UFW flags while people were speaking on stage and asking for support of the Driscoll's Boycott at the Cesar Chavez March in Salinas. Barajas also refused to reveal anything about the UFW's intimate relationship with Reiter Affiliated Companies, an Oxnard-based subsidiary of Driscoll's which grows berries in the United States, Mexico, Europe and Northern Africa.
The UFW will not discuss when their friendship with Driscoll's began, however a photograph from May 1, 2013 reveals their relationship with Reiter Affiliated Companies. In the photo taken at the Comprehensive Immigration Reform rally in Oxnard on International Workers Day, children and adults are waving red and black UFW flags and holding a Reiter Affiliated Companies banner next to a company representative holding a UFW flag.
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