Sacramento Valley Union Labor Bulletin

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Driscoll Farms on boycott list

SCLC endorses action during delegates meeting

The SCLC has passed a resolution supporting the fight of farmworkers in the U.S. and Mexico for fair wages and working conditions on berry picking farms.

Al Rojas, president of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement in Sacramento, spoke with Labor Council delegates to ask for solidarity in the fight of farmworkers in the San Quintin Valley in Mexico.

Driscoll is a major buyer for a network of farms that spans from Mexico up to Washington State. BerryMex, a Driscoll supplier, employs workers in San Quintin. Workers began striking in mid-march, demanding a wage increase and safe working conditions – including protections against sexual harassment of women in the fields and exposure to pesticides. Currently, they are paid about $7-13 dollars per day.