On March 31, Cesar Chavez Day, farm workers will fan out to major California cities and across agricultural areas to hold human billboards to ask CA Gov. Newsom to sign the Agricultural Labor Relations Voting Choice Act (AB 2183-Stone). Will you join us?
The Governor refused to meet on Cesar Chavez Day with the UFW and farm worker leaders about this critical bill. The farm workers' response is to hold public events on 3/31 to make it clear to Gov. Newsom that a living legacy to Cesar is not just proclamations and holidays. It's making a difference for the people Cesar dedicated his life to.
The UFW has reintroduced a new version of last year's Agricultural Labor Relations Voting Choice Act (AB 2183-Stone) and it has even more legislative support. This vital bill aims to give more choices to farm workers when voting in their union elections without supervisors standing around intimidating them. This bill aims to give farm workers a fairer shot at having their voice heard. Without it, farm workers don't have a fighting chance.
Cesar Chavez Day isn't just a history lesson. The legacy of Cesar Chavez is alive, and we are calling on you to spend Cesar Chavez Day by standing with farm workers, calling for Gov Newsom's support. Click here for more information.
César Chávez Day of Service is an opportunity to honor the life and work of the civil rights and labor movement activist. This year, L.A. Works invite volunteers to address the academic achievement gap within the Latinx community, coming together in service to emphasize celebrating the diversity of Latinx history in education and supporting day laborers, their families, and the community at large.
While his challenging views on undocumented immigrants are not aligned with our values, his impact on farmworkers labor rights is undeniable. To learn more about César Chávez's legacy and complicated views on undocumented farmworkers, we recommend this article from the Los Angeles Times. This year, L.A. Works offers two unique virtual workshops to commemorate the day:
Deliver with Dignity: Want to join the growing movement for farmworker justice? Join hundreds of allies across the country as we make the call for Uber Eats, DoorDash, Grubhub and Postmates to take a stance on farmworkers' human rights and drop Wendy’s from their list of delivery options until the fast-food chain ensures farmworkers in its supply chain are protected through the Fair Food Program. CLICK HERE TO TAKE ACTION.
COVID-19 Farm Worker Relief: The National Young Farmers Coalition (Young Farmers) recognizes that farm workers have been left out of COVID-19 relief efforts, including our own. More often than not, this population is further marginalized during times of crisis. We realize that farm workers, particularly those who are undocumented, endure daily harm from the effects of systemic racism, inequities, and anti-immigrant policy, and that this harm is amplified when our food system is in crisis. Our coalition commits to working in solidarity with leading farm worker organizations to increase protections for farm workers during and after the pandemic. CLICK HERE TO TAKE ACTION.