PRESSURE THE COMPANIES
TAKE ACTION | Take five minutes to call each of these companies and urge them to negotiate with their workers and not retaliate against them for striking!
1) Allan Bros. Fruit in Naches, WA (509) 653-2625
2) Hansen Fruit in Yakima, WA (509) 457-4153
3) Jack Frost Fruit Co. in Yakima, WA (509) 248-5231
4) Matson Fruit Co. in Selah, WA (509) 697-7100
5) Monson Fruit Co. in Selah, WA (509) 697-9175
6) Columbia Reach in Yakima, WA (509) 457-8001
KEEP PRESSURE ON THE GOVERNOR
Governor Inslee and the State of Washington are not taking adequate action to protect farmworkers. The emergency rules for housing in agriculture that have passed do not meet CDC guidelines for social distancing and allow farmworkers to be placed in crowded housing with bunk beds where the virus can easily spread. In workplaces like these packing sheds, there is no real enforcement on the social distancing “guidelines” that are “recommended” by the State. These strikes have proven what little regard the agencies have for the workers.
Call Governor Inslee and the Attorney General’s office to demand that workers receive immediate hazard pay, including time lost during the strike. Register your dissatisfaction with the Emergency Rules for Housing in Agriculture, and ask them to assign additional state staff to ensure safety precautions are being followed! Demand a Legislative investigation into why farmworkers are being treated differently than other essential workers during this pandemic. Why is the agricultural industry continuously allowed to put profit over the lives of farmworkers?
Governor Inslee’s office: (360) 902-4111 (option 2 to skip the recording and leave a comment)