Watsonville community members support the boycott against Driscoll’s, the world famous berry company headquartered in their town.
Over 300 farmworker families in Burlington, Washington are currently waging a historic struggle for a union contract at Sakuma Brothers Farms. They are asking consumers to boycott Driscoll’s berries, which includes strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries. Familias Unidas por la Justicia (FUJ), the farmworkers’ independent union, is fighting to end wage theft and poverty wages, inhumane production standards, and retaliation from Sakuma from protected union activity.
- Sakuma sells most of their berries under Driscoll’s label.
- Driscoll’s is the largest berry distributor in the world and has a history of repressing union organizing.
- Driscoll’s supplies from growers in San Quintín, México where 70,000 workers went on strike, formed a union, and endorsed a boycott of Driscoll’s.
Support the Driscoll’s Boycott
- Call Driscoll’s and let them know you are boycotting their berries: 831 763 3259
- Call Costco and ask them to remove Driscoll’s from their shelves: 425 313 6364
- Call Sakuma and let them know you support the union: 360 757 6611
For fuller coverage of this campaign, see BradleyAllen.net’s coverage of the Discoll’s Boycott.