Category: Blog

  • FEDERAL COURT RULING A MAJOR VICTORY FOR FLOC AND FARMWORKER RIGHTS

    FEDERAL COURT RULING A MAJOR VICTORY FOR FLOC AND FARMWORKER RIGHTS

    In a historic win for farmworkers and organized labor, FLOC and its allies overturned part of North Carolina’s Farm Act earlier this month. A federal court struck down part of the state law that would have stripped farmworkers and their union of their rights to bargain for voluntary union recognition in settling legal claims. This […]

  • Veteran Farm Worker Family to Represent FLOC at White House Event

    Veteran Farm Worker Family to Represent FLOC at White House Event

    We would like to tell you the story of Jessica Molina. Jessica is the youngest daughter to founding FLOC members Gregorio and Margarita, Jessica grew up in an environment inspired by leadership and activism. As witness to her parent’s participation in numerous marches and boycotts, she would soon follow in their footsteps, advocating for underrepresented […]

  • UPDATE ON STOP CORRUPT CONTRACTORS CAMPAIGN

    UPDATE ON STOP CORRUPT CONTRACTORS CAMPAIGN

    H2A Labor Contractors are a critical issue in agriculture across the nation. From North Carolina to Ohio, contractors are taking union jobs and allowing abuse to run rampant. We are reiterating its support for a moratorium on the approval of visas for farm labor contractors in the H2A “guestworker program” as a report by the […]

  • Dec. 5th: Annual Songs For Justice Benefit Concert

    Dec. 5th: Annual Songs For Justice Benefit Concert

    Join us for our Songs for Justice Concert TONIGHT at 6pm. Join the live stream here FLOC and the Campaign for Migrant Worker Justice are hosting our annual benefit concert on December 5th online. FLOC President, Baldemar Velasquez, will perform with the Aguila Negra Band. Join us for a night of FLOC history through story […]

  • Big Tobacco and US Dept. of Labor Collaborate to Support Abusive Employers in Agriculture Farmworker Union Opens Anti-Corruption Campaign

    Big Tobacco and US Dept. of Labor Collaborate to Support Abusive Employers in Agriculture Farmworker Union Opens Anti-Corruption Campaign

    Raleigh, NC- On Thursday October 22 a delegation of H2A guestworkers, members of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee deliver a petition to the Trump Labor Department calling for them to “do their job” after a case has been lingering in the government bureaucracy for over a year, as part of the launch of a new […]

  • Call to Action for Police Reform

    Call to Action for Police Reform

    On October 3rd a full and overflowing crowd gathered in a big top tent and almost 200 people tuned in virtually for the Black/Brown Unity Coalition (BBUC) Peace Rally. At the end of 2017, the BBUC came together and signed a historic and groundbreaking Code of Conduct agreement with the Toledo Police Department that brought […]

  • Black/Brown Unity Coalition Peace Rally

    Black/Brown Unity Coalition Peace Rally

    We have seen and participated in marches against police brutality, but have we seen real, actionable progress here in Toledo? Help us push the Code of Conduct city-wide and county-wide as a vehicle to curb racial profiling, stop police misconduct before it happens, and improve police-community relations. The Code of Conduct was signed in November […]

  • President Velasquez and Secretary Treasurer Wagner Visit Border with Representantive, Marcy Kaptur

    President Velasquez and Secretary Treasurer Wagner Visit Border with Representantive, Marcy Kaptur

    Article written by Christiana Wagner On Friday January 17, 2020 I accompanied FLOC President, Baldemar Velasquez, upon the invitation of US Representative, Marcy Kaptur and other House Representatives, to Brownsville, Texas and Matamoros, Mexico.  The trip was organized by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. The representatives wanted to see first-hand the consequences of the President’s Migrant […]

  • Our Members Speak For Themselves About the Abuse and Corruption on 5 NC Farms.

    Our Members Speak For Themselves About the Abuse and Corruption on 5 NC Farms.

    From the Rocky Mount Telegram. Farmworkers allege illegal treatment More StoriesBlake EvennouNewswire Complements Customers’ Going-to-Market Strategies Through Effective Media and Marketing Communications CampaignsJustin MichaelianCoale NorrisDallas Tulik BY JOHN H. WALKERStaff Writer Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Substandard housing, illegal pay, a lack of work, failure to reimburse authorized expenses and threats are just a few of […]

  • How a NC State Senator Gets Away With Wage Theft

    How a NC State Senator Gets Away With Wage Theft

    By Raul Jimenez, FLOC Organizer June 20, 2016 A few weeks ago, I was part of a group of faith leaders, labor leaders, and community allies who delivered the names of 10,000 petitioners to Senator Brent Jackson, calling on him to reinstate seven farmworkers who were blacklisted from working on his farm in Autryville, NC, […]