• Raspberry Crisis Reports

    Raspberry Crisis Reports0

    Raspberry crisis coverage in Capital Press The July 24 story in Capital Press explains the plight of the red raspberry growers in Northwest Washington. Foreign growers are taking advantage of loopholes in trade laws and in some cases illegally dumping berries. Serbia and Mexico are of particular concern as much of the frozen and processedREAD MORE
  • Protecting Farmworkers

    Protecting Farmworkers0

    We're working to protect valuable jobs for our workers and set the record straight on worker protections Union activists have been waging a campaign in Washington state against the guest worker program. This program, also called H2A, provides legal visas for foreign workers to supplement the jobs of domestic workers. It requires the farmer toREAD MORE
  • L & I Record Fine Out of Line

    L & I Record Fine Out of Line0

    Why was the Sumas berry farm assessed the largest fine ever for late rest breaks and meals? The Department of Labor & Industries’ admits assessing a record fine was influenced by “publicity” The Department of Labor & Industries’ record fine of a Sumas berry farm for rest break and meal violations sends a troubling message:READ MORE