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

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 …

Your Action is Requested!

A letter to tobacco industry giants to help dozens of FLOC members who have been blacklisted for speaking up against abuses on Reynolds and Phillip Morris supply farms. Mistreatment of farm workers will continue until manufacturing and retailer giants reform the inequities in their designed supply chains! Click here to send your letter today!

Allies attend Philip Morris International shareholders meeting, deliver 10,000 name petition to PMI Headquarters

FLOC and allies attended the Philip Morris International (PMI) shareholders meeting and later delivered a 10,000 name petition about labor violations on PMI farms to press the company to engage with FLOC about resolving problems and guaranteeing freedom of association for farmworkers in their supply chain.

Hundreds Rally at Reynolds After Audit Finds Serious Abuses on Reynolds Farms

FLOC members and allies took over Winston Salem streets for the eighth time at Reynolds American’s annual shareholders meeting, calling on the company to guarantee freedom of association throughout their supply chain and ensure farmworkers have a safe grievance procedure to voice and remedy complaints. This year, FLOC’s focus was on a recent report of child labor and other serious violations on Reynolds contract farms.

FLOC Members and youth deliver 20,000 signatures to Reynolds American Inc.

FLOC President Baldemar Velasquez led a group of FLOC members, FLOC Homies Union members, and other activists in a march to Reynolds American Inc. headquarters in Washington D.C to deliver a petition with 20,000 signatures. The petition calls on Reynolds American to end human rights violations by signing an agreement that guarantees the farmworkers in …


After years of public pressure from the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, Reynolds American continues to refuse to guarantee collective bargaining rights, fair wages, and decent housing in their supply chain. On Friday, August 28, Youth members of FLOC, including teenage tobacco farmworkers from NC and members of the FLOC Homies Union in Toledo will deliver …