Perrone: Impact Of Coronavirus Not Letting Up

Workers in the meatpacking industries have been on the frontlines during the COVID-19 outbreak. Many of those workers are members of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union. UFCW President Marc Perrone said the coronavirus pandemic is still going strong and hitting their members, as well as non-union workers, very hard. “Contrary to some […]

EWFF: We’re Here To Help Farmers Share Their Story, Concerns

Advocacy is a pressing issue for farmers in the 21st century.  Commodity groups, researchers and lawmakers will encourage farmers to tell their story before someone else, specifically those opposed to farming, shares it for them.  But, according to Stacey Cobb with the advocacy organization Eastern Washington Family Farmers, it’s not a lack of interests or […]

Activists: United Farm Workers May Not Be A Good Fit For NW Workers

Last month, dairies across the lower Yakima Valley were visited by Jesse Rojas and Silvia Lopez, activists with the organization Pick Justice.  If you’re not familiar with Pick Justice, it’s an organization in California that warms on the behalf of farm workers, sharing the potential pit falls of union membership and representation.  Silvia Lopez, one […]