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May 12, 2009

Northwest Treeplanters and Farm Workers United

The Northwest Treeplanters and Farm Workers United or Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroest (PCUN) was founded in 1985 as Oregon's union of farm workers, nursery, and reforestation workers. In 1992, PCUN launched a successful nationwide boycott against grower-owned NORPAC, Oregon's largest food processor. In another campaign, PCUN recently won the first farm worker contract in Oregon's history. PCUN may be visited by clicking here.

Farmworker Association of Florida

The Farmworker Association of Florida (FWAF) is a membership organization consisting of 6,500 farm worker families. FWAF is concerned with wages, benefits, working conditions, pesticides, field sanitation, disaster response, immigration, and other community-based issues. FWAF website may be visited by clicking here.

Centro Campesino

Centro Campesino is a local non-profit, membership organization formed by migrant farm workers as a response to problems they face in their working and living conditions. Centro Campesino has the mission of improving the lives of migrant workers and rural Latina/os and creating a strong voice in Southern Minnesota. There website is found by clicking here.

United Farm Workers of America

The United Farm Workers of America (UFW) is currently beginning its largest farm worker organizing drive throughout California. UFW contracts over 25,000 workers in California, Washington, Florida, and Texas. Their website is accessible by clicking here.

Farm Labor Organizing Committee

The Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) is both a social movement and a labor union. They battle for justice for those who have been marginalized and exploited. FLOC would like to change the structures of society to enable these people a direct voice in their own conditions. FLOC has won numerous multiparty contracts covering many farm workers. They may be visited by clicking here. For e-mail, contact info@floc.com.

Coalition of Immokalee Workers

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) is a community-based worker organization in Southwest Florida. CIW addresses issues of fair wages, better and cheaper housing, the right to organize without fear of retaliation, and others. They may be visited to learn more by clicking here. Or, if you would like, their e-mail address is workers@ciw-online.org.

Centro Independiente de Trabajadores Agricolas

Centro Independiente de Trabajadores Agricolas (CITA) is an independent farm worker membership organization situated in upstate New York. CITA can be e-mailed at CITA@verizon.net .