Digital Director, United Farm Workers
Blog Post List
June 2, 2017
“Siempre he estado consiente de lo peligroso que los pesticidas pueden ser…pero nunca pensé que algún día tendría que ir a la sala de emergencia a causa de eso”. - Aylin, trabajadora de la col (repollo). Esto fue lo que le sucedió a Aylin de 19 años de edad, y a más de 50 trabajadores de la col, mientras trabajaban en una huerta en Bakersfield, CA. el 5 de mayo, cuando fueron expuestos a pesticidas de una granja cercan sin ningún aviso. Aylin nos explica, a una hora de empezar a trabajar, algo raro sucedió, “Noté que de repente todos los cosechadores de la col alrededor de mi pararon de...
June 2, 2017
“ I have always known how dangerous pesticides can be...But I never thought I would one day have to go to the emergency room because of them.” - Aylin, cabbage worker This is what happened to 19-year old Aylin and 50+ other cabbage workers as they labored at a Bakersfield, CA farm on Cinco de Mayo when they were exposed to a pesticide from a nearby farm with no warning. Aylin tells us, an hour into her shift, something strange happened. “I noticed all of the cabbage pickers around me suddenly stopped working.” Then some of her co-workers fainted. Others started vomiting. Aylin, too, became...
June 20, 2012
I think we all can agree that Dolores Huerta, the UFW's co-founder and president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation is an exemplary role-model of a good American. Dolores has spent her life sacrificing to advocate for workers, immigrants, and women's rights. She has a fierce determination to help the impoverished and make the world a better place. She has received numerous awards for her courageous community service and fittingly enough on May 29th President Obama awarded her the highest civilian honor in the United States, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. It was a very proud moment for all...
February 6, 2011
Only a short time left to fight this travesty Time is running out and we need you to take action. March 9th is the hearing for the sentencing of the two people responsible for the heat death of 17-year old Maria Isabel Vasquez Jimenez. Maria died of heat stroke in 2008 while laboring in the scorching grape vineyards near Stockton. Her body temperature reached 108. Maria's death is so hard to accept, because it didn’t need to happen. The labor contractors did not even observe the most basic heat laws. This was not a onetime occurrence for this employer. In 2006, Merced Farm Labor was fined for...