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United Farm Workers of America

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General Agency Information
Name:United Farm Workers of America
Alternate Name(s):UFW
Address:437 Alisal
Salinas, CA  93907
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-757-6700
Website:www.ufw.org
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Monday-Friday Noon to 6:00 pm
Description:Founded in 1962 by Cesar Chavez, the United Farm Workers of America is the nation's first successful and largest farm workers union currently active in 10 states. The UFW continues to organize in major agricultural industries across the nation. Recent years have witnessed dozens of key UFW union contract victories, among them the largest strawberry, rose, winery and mushroom firms in California and the nation. 75 percent of California's mushroom industry is now under union contract. In 2007, the United Farm Workers signed its first contract with Salinas, Calif.-based D'Arrigo Bros., California's third-largest vegetable company. The agreement covers 1,800 farm workers in the Salinas and Imperial valleys. The UFW signed a contract, also in 2007, with Three Mile Canyon Farms, America's largest dairy-and the first major union contract protecting farm workers in Oregon. They soon signed up another nearby dairy, Willow Creek. Many recent UFW-sponsored laws and regulations aide farm workers; in California, the first state regulation in the U.S. prevents further heat deaths of farm workers. The UFW is also pushing its historic bipartisan and broadly backed AgJobs immigration reform bill.

ELIGIBILITY: Anyone can be an associate member
Mission:To provide farm workers and other working people with the inspiration and tools to share in society's bounty.
Languages other than English:Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled:None
Public Transportation:Available Within Four Blocks
Eligibility:See Description Notes
Fees:Annual Dues
Fee Amounts:
Areas Served:Monterey County
Santa Cruz County
Physical Location:Watsonville
Funding Source:Memberships
 
Subject Headings
 Advocacy
Civil Rights Issues
Labor Organizations
Political Action/Lobbying Groups
Private Nonprofits
This record last modified September 26, 2014

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