2017 News Highlights
>Farmworkers Union Celebrates 50 Years; Vows to Fight On
>FLOC Celebrates its Golden Anniversary, reflects on 50 Years of Constant Struggle
>Kaptur Calls for a ‘labor secretariat’ in a retooled NAFTA
>50 Años de Lucha Constante
>Campesinos Acuden a Ohio por el 50 Aniversario de la Union de Agricolas
>FLOC Comes to Toledo and Marches for Farmworkers Rights
>Adrian Talk to Share Farm Labor History
>Final LEF Fixture Installed in Old South End
>Farmworker Labor Group Votes to Boycott VUSE
>Farmworkers Union Turns 50 While Fighting Attacks from NC Lawmakers
>New LED Streetlights Brightening one Toledo Neighborhood
>Intl Effort Gains Momentum to Protect NC Tobacco Workers
>Big Tobacco Still Sees Big Business in America’s Poor
>British American Tobacco to Acquire Reynolds as Activists Decry Merger
>Farmworkers Blast Gov Cooper for Signing a Bill They Say Hurts Their Ability to Unionize
>Farmworker Advocates Rally in Raleigh
>Demandaran Ley que Perjudicaria Trabajadores del Campo
>Retan Ley Que Atenta Contra Sindicato de Campesinos en NC
>NC Union Supporters Protesting New Farm Law
>Piden Enmendar Ley Contra Sindicalizacion Campesina en NC
>Could a 7-year-old have picked the food you’re eating? The law says no. Workers say yes.
>Piden al Gobernador que Vete Ley que Debilitaria al Sindicato
>NC Legislature Moves to Stifle Farmworkers Unions
>FLOC Joins Fight Against NC Farm Bill
>NC Legislature Tries to Bust Farm Workers Union
>Trabajadores del Campo Logran Hacer Valer Sus Derechos Pese a Amenazas de Rancheros
>Farm Labor Group Organizes Wilson Co Workers
>FLOC Chief Looking for Leader of Future
>The Immigrant Kale Workers Who Just Won in the Trump Era
>Trabajadores del Campo Logran Recuperar Salarios
>NC Farmers Accused of Using Immigration Threats to Discourage Legal Claims
>JOIN SANDRA CISNEROS TO CELEBRATE FIVE DECADES OF THE FARM LABOR ORGANIZING COMMITTEE’S IMPACT
>Harvesting Union Rights in the Field
>Velasquez finds his fight for immigrant laborers more urgent than ever
>Labor leader advocates for immigrants, families in Bowling Green
>EEUU celebra día de César Chávez
>Make Old South End a Model
>NPR: Fearful Farmers Risk to Find Guest Workers
>Beneficia FLOC a Trabajadores con Visa
>New Life Seen for Old South End
>FLOC President Urges Community to ‘Adopt’ Families At Risk of Deportation
>Anuncian Mejoras de Salarios Para Trabajadores con Visa H2A
>FLOC Leader Issues Call to Action
>The Rough Draft Diaries Interview with FLOC Part 2
>The Rough Draft Diaries interview with FLOC Part 1
>President Trump Executive Orders on Immigration Hits Home
>Local Farm Labor Concerned about Incoming President
>FLOC Reaches Labor Contract for Migrant Farmworkers in NC
>Jornaleros Hispanos Logran Acuerdo Tras Demanda a Compania
>The U.S. DoL Hits a State Senators Farm with a Conspicuously Small Fine
2016 News Highlights
>Trabajadores del campo logran ganar demanda laboral
>Velasquez, FLOC rally at Republican National Convention
>Today’s Farm Workers Aren’t Free
>Piden a senador estatal que pague y restituya a siete trabajadores
>Trabajadores inmigrantes acusan al senador Brent Jackson
>Labor dispute lands at NC senator’s door
>Migrant Workers Sue Sen. Brent Jackson, His Son, and His Farm for Labor Violations
>FLOC: Approaching its 50th Anniversary
>El Cinco de Mayo, campesinos denuncian violaciones en campos de tabaco
>Reynolds, farmworkers’ union strive for more progress, common ground
>Audit: Children Working on NC Tobacco Farms
>Protest Outside RJR Shareholders Meeting
>The growth of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, in photos
>One Man has a Plan
>Principles, Practices of Change
>Proactive Policing in Ohio
>Farm Labor Organization Demands Change at HKonJ
>FLOC Founder Proposing Toledo Police Policy Change
>Op-Ed on Child Labor
>Blessed are those who labor
S. Toledo rallies against violence: 2nd annual event recalls victims
Denuncian “esclavitud” de latinos en campos tabacaleros
Racial profiling case against Border Patrol in Toledo court
Plaintiffs say U.S. agents used racist terms: Border Protection accused of profiling area Hispanics
One Man Has a Plan
Principles, Practices of Change
2015 News Highlights
FLOC’S “Homies Union” Program Helping At-Risk Youth
Peace and Justice March Draws More Than 150
Pres. Velasquez: Op-Ed on Child Labor and Labor Rights
Child Farmworkers Banned From Handling Pesticides, But Not Tobacco
Farm Labor Activists Get Audience at Reynolds American
Reynolds American, Inc Draws Fire as Tobacco Farm Workers Decry Labor Conditions
Farm Labor Groups Make Progress on Wages and Working Conditions
FLOC President Receives Fred L. Shuttlesworth Humanitarian Award
2014 News Highlights
Marcy Kaptur: America’s New Harvest Of Shame
AFL-CIO Demands Better Protections, Union Rights for Tobacco Farmworkers
Scores in Old South End march for slain peacemaker’s cause
FLOC, Kaptur, British allies see woes of migrants in North Carolina
HuffPo Free Speech Zone
FLOC, British MPs vow to fight for workers
Land of the free? Not for U.S. farmworkers according to visiting British MPs
Farm Labor Activists Get Audience with Reynolds American Shareholders
How Can Labor Organize the South?
Top Labor Organizer: The South Is Not Lost, We Will Help N.C. Tobacco Workers
New FLOC Campaign Brings Justice to N.C. Tobacco Farm Workers
FLOC, British Reps vow to fight for workers
2013 News Highlights
Members of Parliament to help Velasquez in fight against tobacco giants
Visit with a Prophet
Workers in Ohio’s Fields Seek Better Pesticide Protections
Pres. Velasquez Rallies Jobless Locals in Mexico
Pres. Velasquez Arrested During Moral Monday
Tomato Grower Shuts Down Citing Inability to Hire Enough Migrant Workers
Heat Danger Remains for Farm Workers after Hours, Study Finds
From Farm to Table: A new model for growing food fairly and safely
Protesters say they want more than talk from Reynolds
Top tobacco executives set to meet with FLOC
Immigration reform won’t solve farm workers’ woes
A Look Back At The 1968 Poor People’s Campaign And How We Create Black And Brown Unity Today (Audio)
2012 News Highlights
Protesters take tobacco farmworker issues to local stores
Danger and death in the tobacco fields
Many migrant camps lack safe water
Labor rights leader: ‘Anything is negotiable’ when ‘the rich man’s’ money is threatened
Outside Democratic Convention 2012, Unions Call To ‘Organize The South’
Getting needed medical help to migrant farmworkers
Farmworkers Push Tobacco Giant Reynolds to the Table
Reynolds OKs meeting farm workers group
NC farmworkers’ group to protest at RJR meeting
Farmworkers to protest Reynolds American meeting
Winston-Salem picket and march in support of NC tobacco farmworkers
NC farmworkers’ group to protest at RJR meeting
The Changing Face of Unions
Hundreds of farmworkers to protest Reynolds American
Tobacco companies, growers and workers to meet
FLOC aids tobacco workers
Tobacco firms agree to discuss farm workers’ rights
Organizing in the Tobacco Fields
U.S.-Mexico labor alliance calls for end to persecution of Mexican workers
Farm Worker Advocates Target Kangaroo Express
FLOC pressures Mexican president on murder investigation
North Carolina convenience-store chain targeted for ignoring abuse of tobacco pickers
2011 News Highlights
USAS campaign to ban sale of some cigarettes on campus December 9, 2011. The Daily Targum.
Report details plight of North Carolina’s tobacco workers November 9, 2011. Indy Week.
US Congress has unpaid debt to migrant farmworkers Congreso tiene deuda pendiente con trabajadores del campo en Estados Unidos October 26, 2011. Fox News
Eye-Witness to the Cruel Conditions in Tobacco Farm Labor Camps October 27, 2011. AFL-CIO.
Fear is Biggest Obstacle, Says Farmworkers’ Union October 24, 2011. Labor Notes.
Farmworkers take plea to government October 21, 2011. People’s World.
Rights of Tobacco Farm Workers Go Up in Smoke in North Carolina September 23, 2011. In These Times.
Power of Politics Blog by Oxfam September 27, 2011. Oxfam.
Justin Flores and Russell Bannan on the Mario Solis-Marich Radio Show September 23, 2011. Mario Solis-Marich Show.
NC tobacco workers face below-minimum wages and abusive working and living conditions September 19, 2011. Daily Kos.
FLOC, family seek justice in 2007 death September 8, 2011. Toledo Blade.
Gremio de EU denunciará al Estado mexicano por asesinato de activista September 9, 2011. La Jornada.
Marcha nacional e investigación ratifican malas condiciones y abusos de trabajadores agrícolas May 12, 2011. La Conexion.
FLOC Organizer Justin Flores on the Rick Smith radio show May 6, 2011. Rick Smith Show.
Study: Tobacco workers face brutal conditions in tobacco fields May 5, 2011. AFL-CIO.
Unions use tobacco company AGM to organize global supply chain April 28, 2011. Stronger Unions.
Unions raise exploitation of American tobacco workers at BAT London AGM April 27, 2011. TUC.
Hundreds Demand Chase Respect Human Rights March 18. AFL-CIO.
Dozens Picket Mexican Consulate in Raleigh February 9, 2011. News & Observer.
2010 News Highlights
Velasquez represents US-American farmworkers in historic global labor code negotiations in Geneva October 29, 2010. La Prensa.
UAW says could use GM IPO to pressure Chase. September 24, 2010. Reuters
“Migajas:” El Pago a los trabajadores agricolas. September 22, 2010. La Conexion
Farmworkers launch divestment campaign against JPMorgan Chase. September 16, 2010. Facing South.
Workers Demand Chase Stop Michigan Foreclosures. June 29, 2010. People’s World
FLOC Confronts JPMorgan Chase on way to Detroit Forum. June 22, 2010. La Prensa
Farm Labor Violators Facing New Scrutiny. June 10, 2010. Toledo Blade
Farm workers’ union protests Reynolds’ labor practices for third straight year May 12, 2010, Yes! Weekly
Rallying for Rights May 21, 2010. Oxfam America
A day’s walk from Tobaccoville June 4, 2010. Oxfam America
FLOC Meeting Shines Light on Discrimination April 18, 2010, Toledo Blade
Fighting for Farmworkers’ Rights for More Than 40 Years January 10, 2010. Ground Report
2009 News Highlights
Lawsuit alleges racial profiling by U.S. Border Patrol, et al. December 10, 2009. La Prensa
Workers Without Borders March 9, 2009. The New York Times, Jennifer Gordon
Labor Secretary Proposes Suspending Farm Rules March 13, 2009. The New York Times, Steven Greenhouse
2006-2008 News Highlights
FLOC works to put immigrants back on the map December 10, 2008. Toledo City Paper
Unions Fight Against Abuse of Migrant Laborers June 11, 2007. The Christian Science Monitor
Graft Mars the Recruitment of Mexican Guest Workers May 24, 2007. The New York Times
Voices of a New Movimiento June 1, 2006. The Nation