Solidarity Center, 1130 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite #800 Washington DC 20036
Supply Chain Advocacy to Secure Organizing and Collective Bargaining Rights
*Please RSVP by May 19th to Gabriela Rosazza, USLEAP fellow at ILRF, at usleap [at] ilrf.org.
- STAS’ majority women workers are organizing in an export industry in a region where there are few other economic opportunities and wages are being repressed below the legal minimum wage.
- Familias Unidas is organizing in a context where child labor is still legal, wage theft is rampant and workers are threatened by increased pressure around U.S. immigration policies.
Strategies to Stop Abuse: The approach they share is union organizing, which has the potential to secure long term protections and negotiate better contracts for workers.
- Familias Unidas won an organizing fight at Sakuma Brothers berry farm in Washington state after it led a boycott of Driscoll’s berries, which sourced berries from Sakuma Brothers.
- STAS is in the midst of an international campaign to mount pressure on Fyffes, which owns melon plantations in Honduras where 80+ workers were fired for organizing a union.