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United Farm Workers

Keene, CA | http://ufw.org
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Joined in March 2006

About Us

ABOUT UFW: Begun in 1962 by Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, Gilbert Padilla and other early organizers, the United Farm Workers of America (UFW) is the nation’s first enduring and largest farm workers union. The UFW continues organizing in major agricultural sectors, chiefly in California. Recent years have witnessed dozens of UFW union contract victories protecting thousands of farm workers, among them agreements with the some of the largest berry, winery, tomato, dairy and mushroom companies in California and the nation. More than 75 percent of California’s fresh mushroom industry is now under union contract. Many recent UFW-sponsored laws and regulations protect all farm workers in California, especially those at non-union ranches. They include the first state standards in the U.S. to prevent further deaths and illnesses from extreme heat and in 2016 the first law in the country providing farm workers in California with overtime pay after eight hours a day. The UFW continues to actively champion legislative and regulatory reforms for farm workers covering issues such as worker protections, pesticides and immigration reform. 

ABOUT UFW: Begun in 1962 by Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, Gilbert Padilla and other early organizers, the United Farm Workers of America (UFW) is the nation’s first enduring and largest farm workers union. The UFW continues organizing in major…

Areas of Focus Include

  • Agriculture
  • Human Rights & Civil Liberties
  • Urban Areas

Location

  • 29700 Woodford-Tehachapi Road
    P.O. Box 62
    Keene, CA 93531

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