August 2, 2013
We are down to the wire, and we desperately need your help.
Baldemar Velasquez and The Aguila Negra band will perform a mix of movement songs with traditional Mexican folk music at a benefit concert for FLOC on June 15th
National Farmworker Awareness Week (NFAW) will be celebrated in the United States beginning on Sunday, March 24th and running through Cesar Chavez’ birthday on Saturday, March 31st. There are plenty of ways you can join the celebration.
After tobacco farmworker advocates rallied outside the corporate headquarters of The Pantry, Inc. in Cary, NC, today, asking that company’s CEO to keep up the pressure on Reynolds to do right by its tobacco field workers, our campaign for justice will continue with other actions this month and beyond.
Join us in Winston-Salem on May 3 as we rally and march for justice for tobacco farm workers! Tell Reynolds it’s time to take responsibility for it’s actions and it’s supply chain.
We aren’t asking Kangaroo Chairman of the Board Ed Holman for the world. We are only asking him to join a conversation that would mean the world to thousands of his fellow human beings. Won’t you join us in sending him that message?
Come out and join hundreds of FLOC members and supporters as we demand justice for farmworkers in downtown Winston-Salem on the morning of May 6th. Carpools from various locations in North Carolina have been established to help folks get to the march and rally this Friday.
From 2010 to 2011, Oxfam America and FLOC conducted face-to-face interviews with tobacco stakeholders, including farmworkers, growers, and cigarette makers. The summary report released May 5, 2011 by Oxfam and FLOC details widespread human rights abuses in North Carolina tobacco fields.
Last week outside the British embassy in Washington, DC and British consulates in nine other major cities, supporters of justice for tobacco field hands rallied and delivered messages urging the government of the United Kingdom to pressure BAT to take affirmative action to bring Reynolds American executives to the bargaining table with FLOC.
Demand justice for tobacco farmworkers! Join us on May 6 in Winston-Salem as we stand and march with our tobacco farmworker brothers and sisters in their demand that Reynolds American accept its moral responsibility to address exploitation in its supply chain. What: Picket outside the Reynolds American shareholders’ meeting and march in downtown W-S When: […]
Come out and join hundreds of FLOC members and supporters as we demand justice for tobacco farmworkers in downtown Winston-Salem on the morning of May 6th (more information to follow). For over 3 years, Reynolds executives have refused to even meet with farmworkers time and time again.
Increasing pressure on Reynolds American Last week the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, AFL-CIO (FLOC) launched a national divestment campaign of JPMorgan Chase as part of the campaign against Reynolds American. Chase is one of the lead banks in a consortium of lenders that provides $498 million dollars in credit to Reynolds American, one of the […]
Click to download the flyer (opens PDF). Join us Friday in Winston-Salem, NC The North Carolina State AFL-CIO is proud to stand with Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) in their struggle to get Reynolds to recognize its responsibility to meet with tobacco farmworkers and their union. Join us and hundreds of allies this Friday in […]
The North Carolina State AFL-CIO is the largest association of local unions and union councils in North Carolina, representing over one-hundred and forty-thousand union members, fighting for good jobs, safe workplaces, workers’ rights, consumer protections, and quality public services on behalf of ALL working people.