In 2013, Sakuma Brothers Farms was the scene of a historic labor struggle, as farmworkers waged rolling strikes during the berry harvest season to demand better treatment, living conditions and wages. Organized into Familias Unidas por la Justicia (Families United for Justice), an independent union, many of the leaders and members have worked at Sakuma Farms for more than a decade.
Now Sakuma Brothers is trying to retaliate against farmworkers as the new berry season begins. Farm worker leaders will be speaking at the June OWLS meeting (see events) about their boycott against Sakuma, and efforts to win a first contract. Visit boycottsakumaberries.com for info on the boycott! And don’t eat Sakuma Berries until justice is won!