PROTEC17 stands in solidarity with the farm workers who harvest flowers in the Skagit Valley fields after their call for better pay and working conditions ahead of the famous spring tulip festival. Along with a three-day picket from March 22-24, workers voted to form a union with Familias Unidas por la Justicia, and are now negotiating with management at Washington Bulb Company.
You can read more about the farmworkers and their new union here: https://labornotes.org/2022/
If you would like to help these newly unionized workers as they negotiate their contract, here are a few ways to show your support:
- Like their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/
- Donate to Familias Unidas por la Justicia via their PayPal account: https://www.paypal.
- Call the Washington Bulb Company at 360-424-5533 to tell management that you support better pay and working conditions for tulip workers.
- Donate to the organization Community to Community (foodjustice.org) who works closely with these and other Western Washington farmworkers.