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Organizational meeting on the Driscoll's Berry Boycott

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 4:30-6pm, Resource Center for Nonviolence

Driscoll is the world's largest supplier of berries, and its headquarters are right down the road in Watsonville. Farmworkers who pick berries for Driscoll's in Wasthington State and Baja California have risen up and formed their own unions to fight the miserable conditions they work under. For more on the boycottt, go here:

At this meeting, we'll be discussing what we in Santa Cruz can do to support justice for the workers who harvest the strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries eaten by people all over the USA.

  • We are informing local groceries of the boycott so that they have a chance to honor it, and we'll be holding informational pickets about the boycott in front of stores that do not honor it. Informational pickets are already taking place in Watsonville.
  • The workers in San Quintín will be celebrating the first anniversary of their strike with a march from San Quintín to Tijuana, Mar. 17-20, and they are calling for supporters from the other side of the border to join them there. We are planning to have a Santa Cruz contingent in Tijuana on Mar. 20 to meet the marchers and also to organize local events in solidarity with the workers on those days.
  • Eight representatives of the workers in Washington State will be on a tour of the West Coast, passing through our area in late March. They will need venues for speaking events and help with funding and housing.

For more information, email boycottdriscoll.sc@riseup.net


Nancy Abbey2016-02-15T15:37:25Z
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