30 Mar '15, 1pm

Farmworkers call on consumers to boycott Driscoll's berries

Farmworkers call on consumers to boycott Driscoll's berries

Until their employer agrees to negotiate fairly, farmworkers in Washington state want consumers to avoid all Driscoll's, Häagen-Dazs and Yoplait products that contain berries grown on the notorious Sakuma Brothers farm. Farm workers in Washington state are fighting for fairer pay and better treatment, and they need support from consumers. These workers, who pick strawberries for the notorious Sakuma Brothers Berry Farm, have been subjected to a wide range of abuses for years, such as inadequate piece rates, systematic wage theft, racist and sexist abuse from supervisors, substandard housing, and continuous retaliation for their efforts to improve conditions. The Sakuma Brothers berry farm , located in Burlington, WA, supplies strawberries to Driscoll’s, a familiar label to many consumers. Even here in faraway, still-wintry Ontario, Driscoll’s is the only brand of fresh str...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/farmworkers-call-con...

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