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Burlington, WA: 4 Years of Struggle: March for a Fair Contract
Date Monday July 11
Time 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location Details
Old Hwy 99 N & Cook Rd, Burlington, WA 98233
Event Type Class/Workshop
Organizer/AuthorFamilias Unidas por la Justicia

Dear Community,
Familias Unidas por La Justica would like to invite you to join us and attend 4 Years of Struggle: March for a Fair Contract (4 Años de Lucha: Marcha por Un Contrato Justo). As we enter into berry season, Our fight for a union contract at Sakuma Bros. Berry Farm is at a critical juncture. Now more than ever we need community support and presence.

Join us on July 11th for the 4 year anniversary of FUJ's historic formation and help celebrate the movement for farmworker justice.

Where: Gather in the parking lot at the corner of Cook Rd and Old Highway 99 in Burlinghton, WA . From there we will march (1.5 miles) to the Sakuma Bros. Farm Processing Plant for a short rally featuring FUJ members and supporters.

When: July 11th @ 3:30pm

What to Bring: Signs, banners, bullhorns, and as many people as possible!


Help spread the word. Invite Friends, Family, and other community organizations. Share the flyer and the Facebook event for the march. Feel free to adapt the language in this announcement for newsletter blurbs, event calendars and social media.

For Questions please feel free to email Edgar at edgarf [at]

Boycott Sakuma Berries
Added to the calendar on Thursday Jun 9th, 2016 3:42 PM
§A 4 años de "Familias Unidas por la Justicia" Marcha 11 Julio Burlington, WA 3:30pm
by justicia para estos trabajadores Sunday Jul 10th, 2016 11:44 AM
En el Valle de Skagit, en el estado de Washington se formó hace 4 años el Único Sindicato Independiente en Estados Unidos dirigido en su mayoría por gente Mixteca y Triqui. Desde entonces ellos han organizado una fuerte campaña de boicot en contra de Driscoll's, la distribuidadora mas grande del mundo de fresa, mora, y arándano.

Este Julio 11 se conmemoran 4 años de que los trabajadores de Sakuma Brothers Farm salieron en huelga y formaron la Unión Familias Unidas por la Justicia (FUJ) luchando por un contrato de Union con el Rancho Sakuma quien esconde sus frutas bajo la etiqueta de Driscolls.

Acompáñanos a seguir exigiendo justicia para estos trabajadores y para los trabajadores de San Quintín que también en su mayoría son mixtecos y triquis, y unidos hacen el llamado al boicot contra Driscolls hasta obtener contratos de unión.

11 de Julio del 2016
Salida. 232 intersection of Cook Rd. And Highway 99
Burlington, WA


Four years ago in the Skagit Valley of Washington State, farmworkers formed the only independent union in the United States directed mainly by Mixtec and Triqui workers. Since then they have organized a vigorous boycott campaign against Driscoll’s, the world’s largest distributor of strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries.

This July 11 they will celebrate the 4-year anniversary of the day workers for Sakuma Brothers Farm walked out and formed Familias Unidas por la Justicia (FUJ), fighting for a union contract with Sakuma Farm, which hides its fruits under the Driscoll’s label.

Join us to keep demanding justice for these workers and for the workers in San Quintín, who are also mainly Mixtecs and Triquis, united in calling for a boycott of Driscoll’s until they obtain a union contract.

July 11, 2016
Leaving from the intersection of Cook Rd. and Highway 99
Burlington, WA
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