You have heard from religious, labor and community leaders. Tens of thousands of consumers from across the country have also demanded that you take immediate action to resolve the issues facing workers at Ruby Ridge dairy. Yet your company refuses to take action. Today, I add my voice to this call for justice. Know that with every day that goes by that Darigold does nothing; our voice will only grow stronger.
Make "Darigreed" Listed to the workers by signing the petition workers will hand in next Friday, January 27!
Dairy workers at the Ruby Ridge dairy, which provides milk for the Darigold label are going through hell and need your help. Workers have repeatedly tried to appeal to Darigold about the reported abuses workers who labor to produce their product face, but Darigold remains silent.
Help us up the pressure. Workers say that more than a third of them have been fired after they dared asked to have a union. They’re suing the dairy for wage and hour violations and even assault. According to workers, the dairy owner, supported by multi-million dollar loan from a major lender, carries a rifle in his truck and has threatened workers. According to former employee Miguel Cuevas, the owner told Cuevas, "This rifle is for those people with the union."
Next Friday, January 27, Ruby Ridge workers are going to Darigold's headquarters to deliver thousands of petition signatures. Ruby Ridge workers will be joined by UFW supporters, including hundreds from the Decolonize/Occupy Seattle movement as they deliver the petitions. While most farm workers aren’t in the urban occupy actions, the fight they are in is the same fight against corporate greed that has led to the occupy movement. They are part of the 99%.
If you are in Seattle, please join us. If not, join us virtually by signing the petition today. To sign the petition fill in the information in the right-hand column and click the grey "submit form" button. To really put the pressure on Darigold, we need to have as many names as possible on the petition by the time workers turn it in. So far we have more than 15,000 signatures. Please take a moment right now and sign the petition and help us get to 20,000. Si Se Puede!
UNITED FARM WORKERS NATIONAL UNION AFL-CIO started this petition with a single signature, and now has 353 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.