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Sun May 29, 2016, 06:07 PM

Yesterday a farmworker in tears said "We love you Bernie, we really do". Here's why.

They don’t mention the real issues that affect out lives on MSM or Google News.

Not only in Flint: Bakersfield and Kern County water is poisoned by nitrates and fracking. The people can’t drink it but have to pay for it anyway.

Farmworkers who pick berries for the Driscoll company all up and down the west coast in the USA and Mexico, from Washington state through California and Baja California, are striking against subhuman wages and treatment. They want us to Boycott Driscoll, they want Costco and Whole Foods to stop carrying their products.

Although farm work exposes thousands to pesticides and injuries, clinics and services to workers are being slashed. In some cases the employers force workers to report to company doctors. These “doctors” send injured workers back to the fields, telling them there’s nothing wrong with them.

This is real life and issues that are important to Californians, farmworkers, and rural communities across the west coast.


http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/05/29/1532300/-Yesterday-a-farmworker-in-tears-said-We-love-you-Bernie-we-really-do-Here-s-why

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Reply Yesterday a farmworker in tears said "We love you Bernie, we really do". Here's why. (Original post)
leftcoastmountains May 2016 OP
ebayfool May 2016 #1
Baobab May 2016 #2
Silver_Witch May 2016 #3
dana_b May 2016 #4
jillan May 2016 #5
leftcoastmountains May 2016 #6


Response to leftcoastmountains (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 08:17 PM

2. making a note not to buy Driscoll, thank you!

thank you farmworkers especially for speaking out.

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Response to Baobab (Reply #2)

Mon May 30, 2016, 12:12 AM

3. Ditto - added to my NO WalMart EVER list.

 

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Response to Baobab (Reply #2)

Mon May 30, 2016, 03:48 AM

4. me either!

I had no idea how horrible they are. It's an absolute sin to treat people like that.

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Response to Baobab (Reply #2)

Mon May 30, 2016, 05:22 AM

5. I'm pretty sure I have their blueberries and strawberries in my fridge right now.

No more.

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Response to jillan (Reply #5)

Mon May 30, 2016, 01:59 PM

6. I usually buy their organic berries. But I agree

I wasn't aware and will not buy again.

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