Sakuma Bros. Farm: Do the right thing! We will not buy sakuma bros. berries until the workers have a contract.
  • Petitioning Steven Sakuma, Ryan Sakuma, John Sakuma, Richard Sakuma

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Sakuma Bros. Farm
Steven Sakuma, Ryan Sakuma, John Sakuma, Richard Sakuma

Sakuma Bros. Farm: Do the right thing! We will not buy sakuma bros. berries until the workers have a contract.

    1. Sakuma Boycott
    2. Petition by

      Sakuma Boycott

      Seattle, WA, WA

Calling for a boycott of products that you help produce—and earn a living from—is not something that is done lightly. To understand why migrant berry pickers at Sakuma Brothers Farms have been forced to call for a boycott of the berry products made from the strawberries, blueberries and blackberries they tend and harvest. You must know the whole story. Only then will you know why these farm workers are risking their livelihoods and are counting on your support.

Familias Unidas por la Justicia has held four general strikes and two crew work stoppages this year, and after a series of negotiations, they have gained some concessions but have not been able to secure fair wages nor better treatment from their employer.

It has become clear that when it comes to the workers main labor disputes, Sakuma Brothers Farms is not interested in settling the dispute. Money talks, and it often speaks the only language that corporations understand. By hitting Sakuma Brothers Farms where it matters most—in their pocketbook—Familias Unidas por la Justicia hope to gain the owners undivided attention and secure a valid contract.

www.boycottsakumaberries.com

http://facebook.com/familiasunidas

http://foodjustice.org

 

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      Maura Vasquez with her Widowed Aunt and family. Photo by Star Murray. Maura Vasquez Not all of the farm workers who pick berries at Sakuma Bros. Farm live in the labor camp, some like Maura Vasquez and her family live in the city of Burlington. Hailing from Santa Cruz Yucucani in the Southern Mexican state...

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    • Janet McKinney BOW, WA
      • about 4 hours ago

      All workers should be treated fairly, respectfully, and share in the profits.

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    • Karen Price FERNDALE, WA
      • about 1 month ago

      I can't pretend I understand how difficult these farmworkers lives are like - but I know wrong when I see it.

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    • zoe altaras BOTHELL, WA
      • 2 months ago

      I am an advocate for social justice and want to do my part to end this travesty.

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    • Eden Libby BELLINGHAM, WA
      • 3 months ago

      These workers are humans and deserve equality and fair treatment.

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    • Nadia Saldana-Spiegle ENGLEWOOD, CO
      • 3 months ago

      My grandma was a farmworker!

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