Support US farmworkers blacklisted for speaking out!
Seven tobacco farmworkers in the US state of North Carolina have been blacklisted for filing suit for wages owed in 2015. After refusing to withdraw their suit, they are now being denied employment for the 2016 season. SEND A MESSAGE TO THE FARM OWNER!
The IUF-affiliated Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC), in its campaign for trade union rights for farmworkers, has been highlighting abusive living and working conditions and organizing and fighting on behalf of tobacco farmworkers in North Carolina and other US states. Wage theft, unjust dismissals and threats and retaliation are amongst the abuses experienced by these tobacco workers.
Seven workers have been fired by Jackson Farms for speaking out.
FLOC is requesting support in the fight for reinstatement of the 7 workers and payment of all wages owed. CLICK HERE TO SEND A MESSAGE TO JACKSON FARMS. You will be asked to fill in a form with your details to add your name to a letter to farm owner and North Carolina State Senator Brent Jackson.
Please act quickly as the letter will be delivered on May 5th to Senator Jackson and to the tobacco companies that purchase North Carolina tobacco.