StrikeHuelga Fund for Yakima Agri Workers

DID YOU EAT TODAY? AGRICULTURAL WORKERS IN YAKIMA, WA STILL NEED YOUR SUPPORT. DONATE HERE. 

Please continue to donate, share, and advocate for these funds. 

CONTEXT 

Over 300 agricultural workers in Yakima are in their second week of striking and calling for hazard pay and guarantees of safe working conditions. Produce packing workers and other agricultural workers are Essential; food production does not stop for a global pandemic. These workers often toil in shoulder-to-shoulder working conditions to provide Washington State, and the world, with apples, cherries, pears and other fresh produce. Without hazard pay and safe working conditions, they are unfairly risking their lives, the lives of their families, and the lives of their communities to provide us with sustenance. 

Workers are demanding respect and recognition of the risks they are taking to ensure that an essential component of our food-supply-chain does not disintegrate. Striking workers are foregoing payment as they bravely call on their employers to treat them with such respect and recognition. 

WHY ARE WE REOPENING THIS FUND? 

We are committed to following the leadership and requests of workers. While we recently paused donations here to direct people to individual fundraisers for each group on strike, workers are now asking for this fundraiser to be reopened to collect donations that will be distributed between the groups of workers. Their individual pages will stay live to capture any donations that have been directed to their pages. 

This has been a learning process for all of us and we want to thank you for your flexibility and grace. The individual pages weren’t gaining the momentum and support that was initially captured through this page and so we’re hoping to tap back into the energy that was demonstrated here. Please share this fund with anyone and everyone. Workers are leading courageously and they need our support. 

***TRANSPARENCY STATEMENT***
This GoFundMe fundraiser was created at the direction of the committees of the striking sites by the Yakima Strike Support Collective. This Collective is local to Yakima, Washington, USA. This Collective is a group of volunteers assisting with the everyday needs of each striking site; we are supporters of the labor movement in Yakima.  While we created this fund, the donations will go directly to the bank account of the assigned beneficiary. The beneficiary, Agustin Lopez, is one of the leaders of the striking group at Allan Brother's Fruit- the first site to go on strike in Yakima, WA. The beneficiary is local to Yakima, WA. The beneficiary has been entrusted by all of the striking workers with administering the funds from this fundraiser to each of the striking workers based on number of days of strike and the amount of the funds raised. Because strikes are not PAID, these funds will serve as economic relief for the striking workers. Funds will be divided equally and according to the stated system. 

¿HAS COMIDO HOY? LOS TRABAJADORES AGRÍCOLAS EN YAKIMA, WA TODAVÍA NECESITAN TU APOYO. DONA AQUI. 

Continúa donando, compartiendo y abogando por estos fondos.
 
CONTEXTO

Más de 300 trabajadores agrícolas en Yakima se encuentran en su segunda semana de huelga y reclaman un pago por riesgos y garantías de condiciones de trabajo seguras. Productores de embalaje y otros trabajadores agrícolas son esenciales; La producción de alimentos no se detiene ante una pandemia mundial. Estos trabajadores trabajan a menudo en condiciones de trabajo hombro con hombro para proporcionar al estado de Washington y al mundo manzanas, cerezas, peras y otros productos. Sin pago aumentado y condiciones de trabajo seguras, arriesgan injustamente sus vidas, las vidas de sus familias y las vidas de sus comunidades para proporcionarnos comida.

Los trabajadores exigen respeto y reconocimiento de los riesgos que corren para garantizar que un componente esencial de nuestra cadena de alimentación no se desintegre. Los trabajadores en huelga están renunciando al pago ya que valientemente piden a sus empleadores que los traten con tal respeto y reconocimiento.

¿POR QUÉ ESTAMOS ABRIENDO ESTE FONDO DE NUEVO?

Estamos comprometidos a seguir el liderazgo y las solicitudes de los trabajadores. Si bien recientemente detuvimos las donaciones aquí para dirigir a las personas a recaudadores de fondos individuales para cada grupo en huelga, los trabajadores ahora piden que se vuelva a abrir este recaudador de fondos para recaudar donaciones que se distribuirán entre los grupos de trabajadores. Sus páginas individuales permanecerán en vivo para capturar cualquier donación que se haya dirigido a sus páginas.

Este ha sido un proceso de aprendizaje para todos nosotros y queremos agradecerles por su flexibilidad y gracia. Las páginas individuales no estaban ganando el impulso y el apoyo que inicialmente se capturó a través de esta página, por lo que esperamos aprovechar la energía que se demostró aquí. Por favor comparta este fondo con cualquiera y con todos. Los trabajadores lideran con valentía y necesitan nuestro apoyo.



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May 19, 2020  UPDATE: Worker Committees at Matson, Monson & Jack Frost, have created their own independent go-fund-me pages //ACTUALIZACION: de 19 de Mayo, 2020:  Trabajadores en Matson Monson, y Jack Frost han hecho sus propios paginas. Les invitamos a apoyarles.

Matson Fruit:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/trabajadores-unidos-por-los-derechos?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet 

Monson Fruit:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/20e4ada2xc?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet

Jack Frost:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/trabajadores-unidos-buscando-justicia?sharetype=teams&member=4453660&utm_medium=sms&utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_na+share-sheet&pc_code=sms_db_co2876_v1&rcid=995e6f0d0fa14cd999c07c67532bad3c



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Donations ()

  • Carey HERT 
    • $100 
    • 55 mins
  • Caitlyn McGehee 
    • $150 
    • 1 hr
  • Spencer L Rawls 
    • $100 
    • 1 hr
  • Anonymous 
    • $300 
    • 2 hrs
  • Prairie Hale 
    • $50 
    • 2 hrs
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Organizer and beneficiary

StrikeHuelga Support 
Organizer
Yakima, WA
Agustin Lopez Morales 
Beneficiary
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