The Common Good
March-April 2001

Let Them Eat Grapes

by Rose Marie Berger, Susannah Hunter | March-April 2001

The United Farm Workers union has called off its 16-year boycott of California table
grapes, citing recent organizing and contract victories as the reason.

The United Farm Workers union has called off its 16-year boycott of California table grapes, citing recent organizing and contract victories as the reason. UFW president Arturo Rodriguez announced that "the UFW signed its first agreement in 27 years with Gallo, covering 450 vineyard workers in Sonoma County." Other recent victories include contracts with the largest winery in Washington state and the biggest mushroom producer in Florida.

Check out the UFW's "label of the month" to see a current list of products under union contracts at www.ufw.org/ulmth.htm.

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