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United Farm Workers of America

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General Agency Information
Name: United Farm Workers of America
Alternate Name(s): UFW
Address: 118 E Gabilan St.
Salinas,  CA  93901
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Contact Information
Primary Phone: 831-757-6700
Description: Begun in 1962 by Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, Gilbert Padilla and other early organizers, the United Farm Workers of America is the nation’s first enduring and largest farm workers union. The UFW continues organizing in major agricultural sectors, chiefly in California. Recent years have witnessed dozens of UFW union contract victories protecting thousands of farm workers, among them agreements with the some of the largest berry, winery, tomato, dairy and mushroom companies in California and the nation. More than 75 percent of California’s fresh mushroom industry is now under union contract. Many recent UFW-sponsored laws and regulations protect all farm workers in California, especially those at non-union ranches. They include the first state standards in the U.S. to prevent further deaths and illnesses from extreme heat and in 2016 the first law in the country providing farm workers in California with overtime pay after eight hours a day. The UFW continues to actively champion legislative and regulatory reforms for farm workers covering issues such as worker protections, pesticides and immigration reform.
Mission: To provide farm workers and other working people with the inspiration and tools to share in society's bounty.
Languages other than English: Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled Persons: None
Public Transportation: Available Within Four Blocks
Eligibility: Open to All
Fees: Annual Dues
Areas Served: Central Coast
Physical Location: Salinas
Funding Source: Memberships
Subject Headings
Subject Headings: Advocacy
Civil Rights Issues
Labor Organizations
Political Action/Lobbying Groups
Private Nonprofits
This agency was last updated on March 18, 2019.