Saturday, September 29, 2018

Farmworkers call for Int'l Day of Action

The Detroit IWW Solidarity Committee invites you to participate in an action at Whole Foods. 115 Mack Ave, Detroit in support of San Quintin, Baja California Farmworker’s Union, Alianza de Jornaleros; Sindicato de Jornaleros.

SINJA, has called a global Day of Action to Boycott Driscolls and Andrew Williamsons on September 29, 2018.

In your community, please bring awareness of the Driscoll Boycott, and why its important to use your Consumer Power to stop farmworker injustice.

To this day 80,000 workers in search of employment have been forced to migrate from their homes. Places like Veracruz, Michoacán and Oaxaca where indigenous communities have been impacted by forgiven policies such as NAFTA and forced use of GMO corn, affecting the environment and communities.

Workers are Earning between: $8.00 and or $9.00 dollars a day, at a piece-rate, and live in make-shift housing of plastic bags, sticks, and any type of throw-away material they can get. 

Often workers are working up to 12 hours a day with their children, and babies on the backs of women. Pesticides are sprayed over their bodies, and forced to work under hard heatwaves. The harvesting of berries also comes with insect bites, having to work in fear of being bitten by rattlesnakes, all while not being allowed to take breaks.


You as the Consumer have the right to not buy these berries. We ask you to hold your own action in your own community in support of the Driscoll Farmworkers who want to get to the NEGOTIATING TABLE. PLEASE SUPPORT THE DRISCOLL BOYCOTT.