Through May 5th, take 20% off your entire order using code MAYDAY2019! Plus, we'll donate 20% of our total sales through the 5th to Unete!
NOWIA Unete, Center for Farm Worker Advocacy which began in 1996, is a movement of farm workers and immigrants that strives to empower and enrich the lives of both groups through education, cultural presentations, advocacy, representation in issues that affect their lives and organizing to defend immigrant rights. UNETE formed due to the need for farm worker representation in legislative actions which would have excluded them from state minimum wage requirements and from their rights to file grievances related to labor violations. Unete’s goals include working towards:
- Organizing the farm workers and Latino immigrants in the Rogue Valley.
- Educating the farm workers and Latino immigrants to advocate for themselves by offering leadership training and building leadership capacity.
- Building a strong immigrant’s rights movement.
- Building community support for farm worker
and Latino issues.
- Build appreciation and understanding of Latino and indigenous American cultures and traditions.
The Rogue Valley is a unique agriculture community centered around small farms dependent on Latino immigrant labor. The struggles for worker + immigrant rights is so vital to our local community here in Southern Oregon and in all farming communities.
Help us celebrate May Day by honoring historic labor struggles and supporting current movements for labor rights!
Strikers in New York City's Union Square on May Day 1913. Library of Congress