Farm workers in Kern County, CA are going on strike for the fourth day against the Wonderful Company, sellers of Halos mandarins.
The Company decided to cut the box rate from $53 to $48 which translates to a $1-$2 per hour deduction. Meanwhile, the Wonderful company continues to get kickbacks from the state's agricultural subsidies.
We want the farm workers to know that we support them and their strike against this unjust wage cut. So we are funding a taco truck or lonchera who will be feeding those who participate in the strike rallies in the mornings.
The strike is expected to last until the end of the week but might continue longer so we will fundraise as long as we need to.
For more information about the status of the strike follow the United Farm Workers on social media: https://www.facebook.com/unitedfarmworkers/ and Armando Elenes on Facebook
• Héctor Agredano, Faculty Association member, Pasadena City College
• Armando Elenes, UFW Treasurer
A note to all supporters: Funds will be collected by Hector Agredano, one of the volunteer coordinators of this campaign, and paid out to our taco provider partners. Remaining funds will be donated to Migrant Justice/Justicia Migrante organizing migrant dairy workers in Vermont: http://www.migrantjustice.net