FLOC Leaders go to Geneva, Cultivate Solidarity and Meet with Big Tobacco!

FLOC President Baldemar Velasquez and Secretary Treasurer Christiana Wagner attended the 28th Congress of the International Union of Food, Agriculture, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco, and Allied Workers’ Association (IUF) in Geneva, Switzerland. The IUF is an international federation of trade unions across the globe that we have been affiliated with  for over a decade now. …

2023 BAT Shareholders Meeting

On April 19th, FLOC President Baldemar Velasquez and staff attended British American Tobacco’s Annual General Meeting to share with the executive board and shareholders the human rights abuses occurring in their supply chain. President Velasquez asked BAT Chairman Luc Jobin during the meeting,

“How and when will BAT do a serious effort to engage and address the serious inequities in the workforce that comes to harvest and cultivate the tobacco in its supply chain?”  

FLOC Continues Struggle with BAT & Reynolds American Tobacco at Annual General Meeting in London

FLOC Continues Struggle with British American Tobacco and Subsidiary Reynolds American Tobacco at Annual General Meeting in London  PRESS RELEASE London, England- On Wednesday, April 19th FLOC President Baldemar Velasquez will be appearing at the British American Tobacco’s (BAT) Annual General Meeting.   President Velasquez will communicate directly with shareholders concerning the ongoing inequities and abuses …

FLOC on The Hero’s Journey Podcast

FLOC President and Founder Baldemar Velasquez joined The Hero’s Journey Podcast for a discussion that travels through time, exploring Baldemar’s personal journey, current work, the impact of in-person organizing, how faith can bridge intolerance and foster solidarity, how the current global food landscape impacts his ability to support farmworkers in the US, the role of intergenerational knowledge sharing, and why living out a vision for change often requires some fumbling. Listen below