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FLOC In The News


From Farm to Table: A new model for growing food fairly and safely

Protesters say they want more than talk from Reynolds


Top tobacco executives set to meet with FLOC


Immigration reform won’t solve farm workers’ woes


A Look Back At The 1968 Poor People’s Campaign And How We Create Black And Brown Unity Today (Audio)




Protesters take tobacco farmworker issues to local stores


Danger and death in the tobacco fields


Many migrant camps lack safe water


Labor rights leader: ‘Anything is negotiable’ when ‘the rich man’s’ money is threatened


Outside Democratic Convention 2012, Unions Call To 'Organize The South'


Getting needed medical help to migrant farmworkers


Farmworkers Push Tobacco Giant Reynolds to the Table


Reynolds OKs meeting farm workers group


NC farmworkers' group to protest at RJR meeting


Farmworkers to protest Reynolds American meeting


Winston-Salem picket and march in support of NC tobacco farmworkers


NC farmworkers' group to protest at RJR meeting

The Changing Face of Unions


Hundreds of farmworkers to protest Reynolds American


Tobacco companies, growers and workers to meet


FLOC aids tobacco workers


Tobacco firms agree to discuss farm workers' rights


Organizing in the Tobacco Fields

U.S.-Mexico labor alliance calls for end to persecution of Mexican workers


Farm Worker Advocates Target Kangaroo Express
February 21, 2011. Convenience Store Decisions.


FLOC pressures Mexican president on murder investigation
February 24, 2011. La Prensa.


North Carolina convenience-store chain targeted for ignoring abuse of tobacco pickers
February 2011. The Institute for Southern Studies.



USAS campaign to ban sale of some cigarettes on campus
December 9, 2011. The Daily Targum.



Report details plight of North Carolina's tobacco workers
November 9, 2011. Indy Week.



US Congress has unpaid debt to migrant farmworkers
Congreso tiene deuda pendiente con trabajadores del campo en Estados Unidos
October 26, 2011. Fox News.


Eye-Witness to the Cruel Conditions in Tobacco Farm Labor Camps
October 27, 2011. AFL-CIO.


Fear is Biggest Obstacle, Says Farmworkers’ Union
October 24, 2011. Labor Notes.


Farmworkers take plea to government
October 21, 2011. People's World.


Rights of Tobacco Farm Workers Go Up in Smoke in North Carolina
September 23, 2011. In These Times.


Power of Politics Blog by Oxfam
September 27, 2011. Oxfam.


Justin Flores and Russell Bannan on the Mario Solis-Marich Radio Show
September 23, 2011. Mario Solis-Marich Show.


NC tobacco workers face below-minimum wages and abusive working and living conditions
September 19, 2011. Daily Kos.


FLOC, family seek justice in 2007 death
September 8, 2011. Toledo Blade.


Gremio de EU denunciará al Estado mexicano por asesinato de activista
September 9, 2011. La Jornada.


Marcha nacional e investigación ratifican malas condiciones y abusos de trabajadores agrícolas
May 12, 2011. La Conexion.


FLOC Organizer Justin Flores on the Rick Smith radio show

May 6, 2011. Rick Smith Show.


Study: Tobacco workers face brutal conditions in tobacco fields
May 5, 2011. AFL-CIO.


Unions use tobacco company AGM to organize global supply chain
April 28, 2011. Stronger Unions.


Unions raise exploitation of American tobacco workers at BAT London AGM

April 27, 2011. TUC.

Hundreds Demand Chase Respect Human Rights

March 18. AFL-CIO.


Dozens Picket Mexican Consulate in Raleigh
February 9, 2011. News & Observer.




Velasquez represents US-American farmworkers in historic global labor code negotiations in Geneva
October 29, 2010. La Prensa.


UAW says could use GM IPO to pressure Chase

September 24, 2010. Reuters.

"Migajas:" El Pago a los trabajadores agricolas

September 22, 2010. La Conexion

Farmworkers launch divestment campaign against JPMorgan Chase

September 16, 2010. Facing South.

Workers Demand Chase Stop Michigan Foreclosures

June 29, 2010. People's World

FLOC Confronts JPMorgan Chase on way to Detroit Forum

June 22, 2010. La Prensa

Farm Labor Violators Facing New Scrutiny

June 10, 2010. Toledo Blade

Farm workers' union protests Reynolds' labor practices for third straight year

May 12, 2010, Yes! Weekly

Rallying for Rights

May 21, 2010. Oxfam America

A day's walk from Tobaccoville

June 4, 2010. Oxfam America

FLOC Meeting Shines Light on Discrimination

April 18, 2010, Toledo Blade

Fighting for Farmworkers' Rights for More Than 40 Years

January 10, 2010. Ground Report




Lawsuit alleges racial profiling by U.S. Border Patrol, et al.

December 10, 2009. La Prensa

Workers Without Borders

March 9, 2009. The New York Times, Jennifer Gordon

Labor Secretary Proposes Suspending Farm Rules

March 13, 2009. The New York Times, Steven Greenhouse




FLOC works to put immigrants back on the map

December 10, 2008. Toledo City Paper



Unions Fight Against Abuse of Migrant Laborers

June 11, 2007. The Christian Science Monitor, Sara Miller Llana

Graft Mars the Recruitment of Mexican Guest Workers

May 24, 2007. The New York Times, Elisabeth Malkin



Voices of a New Movimiento

June 1, 2006. The Nation, Roberto Lovato