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Vianey shared this video of the cherry harvest in Hollister CA. Because farm workers are paid by the container they must work quickly despite the temps that reached 89&deg; on this day. #WeFeedYou

Vianey comparti&oacute; este video de la cosecha de cerezas en Hollister CA. Debido a que a los campesinos se les paga por contenedor, deben trabajar r&aacute;pidamente a pesar de las temperaturas que alcanzaron los 89 grados en este d&iacute;a. #SoyEsencial

Vianey shared this video of the cherry harvest in ...

Hector works hard to support his family. He shares: It doesn&acute;t matter if it&rsquo;s hot, cold or dusty. We&acute;re working regardless of temperature. When you see a vegetable, think about who grew it. On #FathersDay I hope you appreciate the efforts we farmworker dads make. #WeFeedYou

H&eacute;ctor trabaja duro para mantener a su familia.  &Eacute;l comparte: No importa si hace calor, fr&iacute;o o polvo.  Trabajamos sin importar la temperatura.  Cuando veas una verdura, piensa en qui&eacute;n la cultiv&oacute;.  En el D&iacute;a del Padre espero que aprecies los esfuerzos que hacemos los pap&aacute;s campesinos.  #SoyEsencial

Hector works hard to support his family. He shares...

Se ve, se siente, la union esta presente! Hundreds of farm workers and ufw supporters are holding a human billboard in front of the Kern County Superior Courthouse where farm workers are rallying to protect farm worker voting rights.

Se ve, se siente, la union esta presente! Hundreds...

Rally to protect farm worker voting rights

Rally to protect farm worker voting rights

Israel has been working as a farm worker in Mendota CA for the last 18 years. Despite his experience as a pesticides sprayer he only earns .50 cents above the minimum wage. After all this time he is also concerned about the long term effects to his health and body. #WeFeedYou

Israel ha trabajado como esprayador en Mendota CA durante los &uacute;ltimos 18 a&ntilde;os. A pesar de su experiencia como rociador de pesticidas, s&oacute;lo gana 50 centavos por encima del salario m&iacute;nimo. Despu&eacute;s de todo este tiempo, tambi&eacute;n le preocupan los efectos a largo plazo en su salud y su cuerpo. #SoyEsencial

Israel has been working as a farm worker in Mendot...

Another day , another snake near the fields in Mendota CA. The dry summer weather has brought out more than usual number of garden snakes. Farm workers try to move them quietly and quickly so they can go on with their picking of the fruit. #WeFeedYou

Otro d&iacute;a, otra serpiente cerca de los campos en Mendota CA. El clima seco del verano ha provocado un n&uacute;mero mayor de serpientes de jard&iacute;n de lo habitual. Los campesinos intentan moverlos silenciosa y r&aacute;pidamente para que puedan continuar con la pizca de la fruta. #SoyEsencial

Another day , another snake near the fields in Men...

Farm workers were picking tomato in Mendota CA in 92&deg; weather. There is shade and water at the end of the long rows in this hot, windy and dusty area. #WeFeedYou

Farm workers were picking tomato in Mendota CA in ...

Everyone avoiding the heat from their air conditioned homes and offices: Don&#039;t forget the farm workers who feed you, working outside in 100&deg;+ heat. 

Todos evitando el calor de las casas y oficinas con aire acondicionado: no se olvide de los campesinos que lo alimentan, trabajando afuera con un calor de m&aacute;s de 100&deg;. 

#WeFeedYou #SoyEsencial #CALOR 
#weather #heat #california #florida #arizona #texas

Everyone avoiding the heat from their air conditio...

Farm workers have to deal with hot &amp; windy conditions on a regular basis near Firebaugh CA. On this day they also had to be wary of the snakes. While usually not venmous they still startle workers and cause a bit of excitement in the fields. #WeFeedYou

Los campesino tienen que lidiar con condiciones de calor y viento regularmente cerca de Firebaugh CA. Ese d&iacute;a tambi&eacute;n deb&iacute;an tener cuidado con las serpientes. Aunque normalmente no son venenosos, asustan a los trabajadores y causan un poco de entusiasmo en los campos. #Soy Esencial

Farm workers have to deal with hot & windy con...

Dayneris shared this video of the chile planting on Oxnard CA. Some of the work is done by the machine but humans are still needed to trail the machine to fill the gaps where the machine missed. It requires a lot of walking and bending during the day. #WeFeedYou

Dayneris comparti&oacute; este video de la siembra de chile en Oxnard CA. Parte del trabajo lo realiza la m&aacute;quina, pero a&uacute;n se necesitan humanos para seguirla y llenar donde la maquino no las puso bien. Requiere caminar mucho y agacharse durante el d&iacute;a. #SoyEsencial

Dayneris shared this video of the chile planting o...

The 2024 tomato harvest is ready to begin near Mendota CA. Farm workers pick these tomatoes green so that can ripen as they make their way to the warehouse, refrigerators and markets. The temp was 92 and Mendota was under an excessive heat watch on this day. #WeFeedYou

La cosecha de tomates de 2024 est&aacute; lista para comenzar cerca de Mendota CA. Los campesinos pizcan estos tomates verdes para que puedan madurar mientras se dirigen al almac&eacute;n, los refrigeradores y los mercados. La temperatura era 92 y Mendota estaba bajo vigilancia de calor excesivo ese d&iacute;a. #SoyEsencial

The 2024 tomato harvest is ready to begin near Men...

Martin is working in the leeks in Moorpark CA. He picks then uses a sharp blade to cut the leeks to fit in the boxes that will be loaded and taken to the packing house. Each box can weight 80 pounds and a good field can yield 1500 boxes. #WeFeedYou

Martin est&aacute; trabajando en los puerros en Moorpark CA. Pizca los puerros y luego corta con una cuchilla afilada para que quepan en las cajas que se cargar&aacute;n y llevar&aacute;n a la empacadora. Cada caja puede pesar 80 libras y en un buen campo se pueden producir 1500 cajas. #SoyEsencial

Martin is working in the leeks in Moorpark CA. He ...

Beny shared this video from Mabton WA showing how farm workers are installing twine for the hops vines to grow up on. #WeFeedYou

Beny comparti&oacute; este video de Mabton WA que muestra c&oacute;mo los campesinos est&aacute;n instalando cordeles para que crezcan las enredaderas de l&uacute;pulo.  #SoyEsencial

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Martin shared this vid from Fairfield CA where he&#039;s removing the suckers from the grapevines. This ensures no energy and nutrients are wasted. Workers must cover their mouths as they work as the leaves have a lot of dust and chemicals. #WeFeedYou

Martin comparti&oacute; este video de Fairfield CA donde est&aacute; quitando los reto&ntilde;os de las vi&ntilde;as.  Esto garantiza que no se desperdicien energ&iacute;a ni nutrientes.  Los trabajadores deben cubrirse la boca mientras trabajan ya que las hojas tienen mucho polvo y qu&iacute;micos.  #SoyEsencial

Martin shared this vid from Fairfield CA where he&...

Martin shared this vid from Fairfield CA where he&#039;s removing the suckers from the grapevines. This ensures no energy and nutrients are wasted. Workers must cover their mouths as they work as the leaves have a lot of dust and chemicals. #WeFeedYou

Martin comparti&oacute; este video de Fairfield CA donde est&aacute; quitando los reto&ntilde;os de las vi&ntilde;as.  Esto garantiza que no se desperdicien energ&iacute;a ni nutrientes.  Los trabajadores deben cubrirse la boca mientras trabajan ya que las hojas tienen mucho polvo y qu&iacute;micos.  #SoyEsencial

Martin shared this vid from Fairfield CA where he&...

Farm workers in Atwater CA are starting their day of planting sweet potatoes. They earn minimum wage, working no more than 40 hours a week, making it difficult to support thier families. #WeFeedYou

Los campesinos en Atwater CA est&aacute;n comenzando su d&iacute;a plantando camotes. Ganan un salario m&iacute;nimo y no trabajan m&aacute;s de 40 horas a la semana, lo que dificulta el sustento de sus familias.#SoyEsencial

Farm workers in Atwater CA are starting their day ...

Juanita&#039;s worked at Scheid Vineyards for 17 yrs. Here she&#039;s thinning grape vines to ensure a good crop. She&#039;s pleased w/her UFW contract provides her family medical, dental &amp; vision insurance 100% paid by company,  8 paid holidays, retirement plan, good pay &amp; bonuses. #WeFeedYou

Juanita ha trabajado en Scheid Vineyards durante 17 a&ntilde;os.  Aqu&iacute; est&aacute; podando vi&ntilde;as para asegurar una buena cosecha.  Est&aacute; satisfecha con su contrato de la UFW que le proporciona a su familia seguro m&eacute;dico, dental y de visi&oacute;n 100% pagado por la empresa, 8 d&iacute;as festivos pagados, plan de retiro, buen salario y bonificaciones.  #SoyEsencial

Juanita's worked at Scheid Vineyards for 17 y...

Ruben shared this video from Prosser WA where his crew is doing the hard work of weeding and cleaning the brush around blueberry plants. #WeFeedYou

Ruben shared this video from Prosser WA where his ...

Bertha shared this video of a nursery in Gilroy CA.  These orders were for Mother&rsquo;s Day but now her hours will decrease until the next holiday. As a mother of one, struggles to balance family time while earning enough to support her family. #WeFeedYou

Bertha comparti&oacute; este video de una nerceria en Gilroy CA. Estos pedidos eran para el D&iacute;a de la Madre pero ahora su horario disminuir&aacute; hasta el pr&oacute;ximo dia festivo. Como madre de un hija, lucha por equilibrar el tiempo en familia y al mismo tiempo ganar lo suficiente para mantener a su familia.#SoyEsencial

Bertha shared this video of a nursery in Gilroy CA...

Rosa is thinning wine grape vines in San Lucas CA.  She leaves just enough leaves for filtered light without drawing water or nutrients away from the grapes. This skilled work ensures the flavor and quality of the harvest. #WeFeedYou

Rosa est&aacute; podando vi&ntilde;as de uva para vino en San Lucas CA.  Deja solo suficientes hojas para filtrar la luz sin quitar agua ni nutrientes de las uvas.  Este trabajo especializado asegura el sabor y la calidad de la cosecha.  #SoyEsencial

Rosa is thinning wine grape vines in San Lucas CA....

Today is Mexican #MothersDay. Jose &amp; UFW members at Scheid Vineyards send good wishes to all hard working mothers. Jose wants to acknowledge the mothers who are out in the fields harvesting wine grapes w/him today. Toast moms w/union wines. ufw.org/ul #WeFeedYou

Hoy es el D&iacute;a de las Madres mexicanas.  Jos&eacute; y los miembros de la Uni&oacute;n de Campesinos UFW en Scheid Vineyards env&iacute;an buenos deseos a todas las madres trabajadoras. Jos&eacute; quiere reconocer a las madres que hoy est&aacute;n en el campo cosechando uvas para vino con &eacute;l.  Brinde por las mam&aacute;s con vinos de la uni&oacute;n.  ufw.org/ul #WeFeedYou

Today is Mexican #MothersDay. Jose & UFW membe...

Recent rains have hurt the strawberry crop. These Oxnard CA farm workers tell us the strawberry crop isn&#039;t good quality and they are working less hours. They worry as they have bills to pay and families to support. #WeFeedYou

Las &uacute;ltimas lluvias han perjudicado la cosecha de fresas.  Estos campesinos de Oxnard CA nos dicen que la cosecha de fresas no es de buena calidad y que est&aacute;n trabajando menos horas.  Se preocupan porque tienen recibos que pagar y familias que mantener.  #SoyEsencial

Recent rains have hurt the strawberry crop. These ...

Eduardo shared this video from Santa Maria, CA. He demonstrates how he packs the strawberries we will soon enjoy into the boxes that end up in our homes. He shares he needs to look for the berries that are big and ripe and place them carefully to fill the box. #WeFeedYou

Eduardo comparti&oacute; este video desde Santa Mar&iacute;a, CA. Nos demuestra c&oacute;mo empaca esas fresas que pronto disfrutaremos en las cajas que terminan en nuestros hogares. &Eacute;l comparte que debe buscar aquellas que sean grandes y maduras para colocarlas con cuidado en la caja que va llenando. 
#soyesencial

Eduardo shared this video from Santa Maria, CA. He...

Annabelle shared this video with us from near Fresno CA. She explains they are deleafing the grape vines so that the vines grows strong to support  the little bunches of grapes. They earn $16/hr for this work. #WeFeedYou

Annabelle comparti&oacute; este video con nosotros de cerca de Fresno,CA. Ella explica que est&aacute;n deshojando las vides para que crezcan fuertes y puedan sostener los peque&ntilde;os racimos de uvas. Ganan $16 por hora por este trabajo. #SoyEsencial

Annabelle shared this video with us from near Fres...

Julio works in the Napa CA area vineyards. The wires are adjusted to guide the growing vines and then readjusted once grown to allow just the right amount of sun to reach the grapes and improve the sugar content of the grapes. #WeFeedYou

Julio trabaja en los vi&ntilde;edos del &aacute;rea de Napa CA. Los alambres se ajustan para guiar las vides en crecimiento y luego se reajustan una vez que crecen para permitir que llegue la cantidad justa de sol a las uvas y mejorar el contenido de az&uacute;car de las uvas. #SoyEsencial

Julio works in the Napa CA area vineyards. The wir...

Cuando la presidenta de la UFW, Teresa Romero, recibi&oacute; la Medalla Presidencial de la Libertad, demostr&oacute; que los campesinos son vistos y apreciados por la oficina m&aacute;s alta del pa&iacute;s.

When UFW President Teresa Romero received the Presidential Medal of Freedom it showed farm workers are seen and appreciated  by the country&#039;s highest office.

Cuando la presidenta de la UFW, Teresa Romero, rec...

A farm worker sent us this video from where workers are beginning to transplant tomato seedlings in Mendota CA. They will plant hundreds of acres. The tomatoes will eventually be harvested and delivered to US stores in the summer.  #WeFeedYou

Un campesino envi&oacute; este video donde los trabajadores comienzan a trasplantar plantas de tomate en Mendota, CA. Plantar&aacute;n cientos de acres. Los tomates finalmente se cosechar&aacute;n y se entregar&aacute;n a las tiendas estadounidenses en el verano. 
#SoyEsencial

A farm worker sent us this video from where worker...

Guacamole is a must at your #CincoDeMayo bash. Join us in sending a  big thanks to farm workers like Chps, who sent us this video from where he was harvesting avocados in Santa Paula CA. #WeFeedYou

El guacamole es imprescindible en tu fiesta del Cinco de Mayo. &Uacute;nete a nosotros para enviar un gran agradecimiento a los campesinos como Chps, quien nos envi&oacute; este video desde donde estaba cosechando aguacates en Santa Paula, CA.
#soyEsencial

Guacamole is a must at your #CincoDeMayo bash. Joi...

Cinco de Mayo is a day where many come together and enjoy Mexican culture and cuisine! Today we want to honor the people who put the foods we love on our tables: farm workers! So enjoy your favorite Mexican dishes today and thank farm workers everyday for the hard work they do! #WeFeedYou #cincodemayo 

Cinco de Mayo es un d&iacute;a en el que muchos se re&uacute;nen y disfrutan de la cultura y la gastronom&iacute;a mexicana. &iexcl;Hoy queremos honrar a las personas que ponen los alimentos que amamos en nuestras mesas: los trabajadores del campo! As&iacute; que disfruta de tus platillos mexicanos favoritos hoy y agradece a los trabajadores del campo todos los d&iacute;as por el arduo trabajo que realizan. #SoyEsencial #CincodeMayo

Cinco de Mayo is a day where many come together an...

Trailblazing labor leader Teresa Romero is a champion for farm workers across the fields, orchards and vineyards of America. Standing up for one of our most vulnerable yet essential groups of workers and giving them the voice, hope and inspiration to push for change.

La l&iacute;der sindical pionera Teresa Romero es una defensora de los campesinos en los campos, huertos y vi&ntilde;edos de Estados Unidos.  Defendiendo a uno de nuestros grupos de trabajadores m&aacute;s vulnerables pero esenciales y darles la voz, la esperanza y la  inspiraci&oacute;n para impulsar el cambio.

Trailblazing labor leader Teresa Romero is a champ...

Acting DOL Secretary Julie Su announced new federal DOL rules to reform the H-2A guest worker program, which will protect both domestic and H-2A farm workers from exploitation. It&#039;s time to strengthen worker protections and hold accountable those who mistreat essential workers.

La Secretaria Interina del Departamento de Labor (DOL), Julie Su, anunci&oacute; nuevas reglas federales del DOL para reformar el programa de trabajadores H-2A, que proteger&aacute; a los trabajadores agr&iacute;colas dom&eacute;sticos como a los H-2A de la explotaci&oacute;n. Es hora de fortalecer las protecciones de los trabajadores y que tomen responsabilidad los que maltratan a los trabajadores esenciales.

Acting DOL Secretary Julie Su announced new federa...

Recent rains have caused an abundance of weeds and grass in the Napa CA vineyards. Manuel is cutting the weeds to make it easier for his co workers to do the next tasks needed on this vineyard for the upcoming harvest. #WeFeedYou

Las lluvias recientes han provocado una abundancia de malezas y pasto en los vi&ntilde;edos de Napa CA. Manuel est&aacute; cortando la maleza para facilitar a sus compa&ntilde;eros de trabajo las siguientes tareas necesarias en este vi&ntilde;edo para la pr&oacute;xima cosecha. #SoyEsencial

Recent rains have caused an abundance of weeds and...

Marcelino works harvesting brussell sprouts in Oxnard CA. He spends his days hunched over cutting the vegetable and at the end of his day can barely walk from the pain in his waist. This is how he supports his family. #WeFeedYou

Marcelino trabaja cosechando coles de bruselas en Oxnard CA. Pasa los d&iacute;as encorvado cortando la verdura y al final del d&iacute;a apenas puede caminar por el dolor en la cintura. As&iacute; mantiene a su familia.#WeFeedYou

Marcelino works harvesting brussell sprouts in Oxn...

UFW President Teresa Romero speaking at Department of Labor press conference announcing DOL has finalized farm worker protection rule

UFW President Teresa Romero speaking at Department...

US Department of Labor Acting Secretary Julie Su speaking at press conference announcing DOL has finalized farm worker protection rule

US Department of Labor Acting Secretary Julie Su s...

Erasmo was covering mandarin trees with netting in the San Joaquin Valley. By the end of the day, he was exhausted. After years of doing this kind of work, workers share their bodies are worn out. #WeFeedYou

Erasmo est&aacute; cubriendo mandarinos con redes en el Valle de San Joaqu&iacute;n. Al final del d&iacute;a los campesinos terminan exhaustos y despu&eacute;s de a&ntilde;os de hacer este tipo de trabajo sus cuerpos est&aacute;n agotados. #SoyEsencial

Erasmo was covering mandarin trees with netting in...

Celebrating Cesar Chavez: Last week, two student organizations Students For Farm Workers and the Westwood food co-op collaborated to organize a community dinner with locally and ethically sourced ingredients to help raise money for the UFW. 

As everyone sat around the table they had some great  conversations about farm labor, ethical consumption, and how to better support farm labor justice that they wanted to share. Thank you to all the amazing students who participated! #wefeedyou #ufw #fyp #solidarityseason #SoyEsencial

Celebrando a C&eacute;sar Ch&aacute;vez: 
La semana pasada dos organizaciones estudiantiles, Students For Farm Workers y Westwood food co-op, organizaron una cena comunitaria con ingredientes de origen local y &eacute;tico para ayudar a recaudar fondos para la UFW.

Mientras todos se sentaban alrededor de la mesa, tuvieron excelentes conversaciones sobre el trabajo agr&iacute;cola, el consumo &eacute;tico y c&oacute;mo apoyar mejor la justicia laboral agr&iacute;cola que quer&iacute;an compartir. &iexcl;Gracias a todos los incre&iacute;bles estudiantes que participaron! #wefeedyou #ufw #fyp #temporadasolidaria #SoyEsencial

Celebrating Cesar Chavez: Last week, two student o...

Manuel is a proud member of the UFW. He shares, #CesarChavez was someone who always fought for farm workers&rsquo; rights. Today, after his passing, United Farm Workers continues to fight so that all may recognize the importance and dignity of farm work. 

He is always present in everything that he did for us as farm workers.
Today, I&rsquo;d also like to thank all of the members for their work, like our leader Teresa Romero, who has been an example and who continues to fight for us. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. 

I know that the way is long, but we have what we aim for in front of us. Nothing will stop us. Today, we&rsquo;re stronger than ever. And we will continue fighting with all our hearts. I want to continue to work and fight for dignity for farm workers. 
#WeFeedYou

Manuel is a proud member of the UFW. He shares, #C...

Tonight is the 1st night of #Passover. We dip parsley (Karpas) in salt water to recognize the spring time. Salt water symbolizes the tears and sweat of enslavement. As we hold Seders, remember the farm workers who are out in the fields harvesting the food we&rsquo;re eating. #WeFeedYou

Hoy es la primera noche de #Pascua.  Mojamos perejil (Karpas) en agua salada para recordar la primavera.  El agua salada simboliza las l&aacute;grimas y el sudor de la esclavitud.  Mientras celebramos el S&eacute;der, recuerde a los campesinos que est&aacute;n en los campos cosechando los alimentos que comemos.  #SoyEsencial

Tonight is the 1st night of #Passover. We dip pars...

Doroteo shared this video of grape vines in Lodi CA  saying, &quot;The new wine grape sprouts are already growing beautifully. Let&#039;s hope the grapes grow even better for us this year than last year.&quot; #WeFeedYou

Doroteo comparti&oacute; este video de vi&ntilde;as en Lodi CA diciendo: &quot;Los nuevos brotes de uva para vino ya est&aacute;n creciendo maravillosamente. Esperemos que las uvas crezcan a&uacute;n mejor para nosotros este a&ntilde;o que el a&ntilde;o pasado&quot;.  #SoyEsencial

Doroteo shared this video of grape vines in Lodi C...

Patricia sent this video to show how they harvest cilantro in Ventura County, CA. Harvesting cilantro in the rain is a challenge as the rain can double the weight of the plant. #WeFeedYou

Patricia envi&oacute; este video para mostrar c&oacute;mo cosechan cilantro en el condado de Ventura, CA.  Cosechar cilantro bajo la lluvia es un desaf&iacute;o ya que la lluvia puede duplicar el peso de la planta.  #SoyEsencial

Patricia sent this video to show how they harvest ...

This video was shared from the Ventura County radish harvest. Radishes take 3-4 weeks to grow from seed to harvest - even longer in cooler temperatures. Hand harvesting radishes is very labor intensive work. #WeFeedYou

Este video fue compartido de la cosecha de r&aacute;banos del condado de Ventura.  Los r&aacute;banos tardan de 3 a 4 semanas en crecer desde la semilla hasta la cosecha, incluso m&aacute;s en temperaturas m&aacute;s fr&iacute;as.  La pisca manual de r&aacute;banos es un trabajo que requiere mucha mano de obra.  #SoyEsencial

This video was shared from the Ventura County radi...

Joaquin was removing overgrown brush from this blueberry field in OR. It has grown taller that the bushes &amp; must be removed by hand. He spent most of the day bent over pulling the brush out from underneath. He had to make sure to protect his eyes from the branches. #WeFeedYou

Joaqu&iacute;n estaba quitando la cubierta de maleza de este campo de ar&aacute;ndanos en OR.  Ha crecido m&aacute;s que los arbustos y debe removerse a mano.  Pas&oacute; la mayor parte del d&iacute;a agachado sacando el cepillo de debajo.  Ten&iacute;a que asegurarse de proteger sus ojos de las ramas.  #SoyEsencial

Joaquin was removing overgrown brush from this blu...

Thank you Juan for this video of the Oxnard area radish harvest. Radishes take 3-4 weeks from seed to harvest, longer in cooler temperatures. Hand harvested radishes are a labor intensive crop. #WeFeedYou

Gracias Juan por este v&iacute;deo de la cosecha de r&aacute;banos del &aacute;rea de Oxnard.  Los r&aacute;banos tardan de 3 a 4 semanas desde la semilla hasta la cosecha, m&aacute;s tiempo en temperaturas m&aacute;s fr&iacute;as.  Los r&aacute;banos cosechados a mano son un cultivo que requiere mucha mano de obra.  #SoyEsencial

Thank you Juan for this video of the Oxnard area r...

Beny sent this video from Sunnyside WA where he is thinning the flowers on apple trees. This prevents  overcrowding and ensures bigger fruit during the harvest. He earns 45 cents per tree. #WeFeedYou

Beny envi&oacute; este video desde Sunnyside WA donde est&aacute; podando las flores de los manzanos.  Esto evita el congestionamiento y asegura frutos m&aacute;s grandes durante la cosecha.  Gana 45 centavos por &aacute;rbol.  #SoyEsencial

Beny sent this video from Sunnyside WA where he is...

Vianey shared the video of the upcoming tomato harvest in Mendota CA. In a few months these small plants will become larger bushes, full of market tomatoes. The temp was 79 on this day but will top 100 at the peak of harvest. #WeFeedYou

Vianey comparti&oacute; el video de la pr&oacute;xima cosecha de tomates en Mendota CA. En unos meses estas peque&ntilde;as plantas se convertir&aacute;n en arbustos m&aacute;s grandes, llenos de tomates de mercado. La temperatura era de 79&ordm;F ese d&iacute;a, pero superar&aacute; los 100&ordm;F en el pico de la cosecha. #SoyEsencial

Vianey shared the video of the upcoming tomato har...

For centuries women of all origins have worked in the fields. Gina shared &ldquo;This is a work of art, the pruning we do. We are mothers, we labor at home and in the fields&rdquo;  #WeFeedYou

Durante siglos mujeres de todos los or&iacute;genes han trabajado en el campo.  Gina comparti&oacute; &ldquo;Esta es una obra de arte, la poda que hacemos.  Somos madres, trabajamos en casa y en el campo&rdquo; #SoyEsencial

For centuries women of all origins have worked in ...

Carolina has been harvesting Ventura County radishes for the last 20 years. She has a lot of experience and is very fast. Her co-workers say she is a champion. #WeFeedYou

Carolina ha estado cosechando r&aacute;banos en el condado de Ventura durante los &uacute;ltimos 20 a&ntilde;os.  Tiene mucha experiencia y es muy r&aacute;pida.  Sus compa&ntilde;eros de trabajo dicen que ella es una campeona.  #SoyEsencial

Carolina has been harvesting Ventura County radish...

Flor is tying grapevines in the Yakima Valley. This step is important to ensure the vines grow along the wires when they are young. Soon the branches and leaves will start to come in and she will have to worry about hidden snakes and spiders as she works these fields. #WeFeedYou

Flor est&aacute; atando vi&ntilde;as en el valle de Yakima.  Este paso es importante para garantizar que las enredaderas crezcan a lo largo de los alambres cuando sean j&oacute;venes.  Pronto empezar&aacute;n a aparecer ramas y hojas y tendr&aacute; que preocuparse por las serpientes y ara&ntilde;as escondidas mientras trabaja en estos campos.  #SoyEsencial

Flor is tying grapevines in the Yakima Valley. Thi...

Blanca sent this from where she worked thinning young plants in Avenal CA. &quot;Rain affects us farmworkers a lot, because we work only a few hours a day. We dread when we see the clouds gathering. We know the rain is coming and we&#039;ll lose hours of work and pay.&quot; #WeFeedYou

Blanca envi&oacute; esto desde donde trabajaba deshojamdo plantas tiernas en Avenal CA.  &quot;La lluvia nos afecta mucho a los campesinos, porque trabajamos s&oacute;lo unas pocas horas al d&iacute;a. Nos da miedo ver que se acumulan las nubes. Sabemos que se acerca la lluvia y perderemos horas de trabajo y salario&quot;.  #SoyEsencial

Blanca sent this from where she worked thinning yo...

Francisca shared this video from Plant City FL. Because workers are paid by how many boxes of strawberries they pick they are often seen running in and out of the rows to drop off full boxes and pick up new containers to fill. #WeFeedYou

Francisca comparti&oacute; este video desde Plant City FL.  Debido a que a los trabajadores se les paga seg&uacute;n la cantidad de cajas de fresas que recogen, a menudo se les ve entrando y saliendo de las filas para dejar cajas llenas y recoger contenedores nuevos para llenar.  #SoyEsencial

Francisca shared this video from Plant City FL. Be...

ESCUCHE: El Presidente de los Estados Unidos comparti&oacute; un poderoso mensaje sobre el legado perdurable de C&eacute;sar Ch&aacute;vez 

LISTEN: President of the United States shared a powerful message about the enduring legacy of #CesarChavez

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ESCUCHE: El Presidente de los Estados Unidos compa...

Amadeo sent us this video Saturday from Oxnard CA, saying: This is how the rows looked, completely filled with rainwater. We worked 4 hours this day before we were sent home. Rainy days like this make us worried about being able to pay rent. #WeFeedYou

Amadeo nos envi&oacute; este video el s&aacute;bado desde Oxnard CA, diciendo: As&iacute; se ve&iacute;an los surcos, completamente llenos de agua por la lluvia. Trabajamos 4 horas este d&iacute;a antes de que nos enviaran a casa.  Los d&iacute;as de lluvia como este nos preocupan por no poder pagar la renta.  #SoyEsencial

Amadeo sent us this video Saturday from Oxnard CA,...

Candelaria is hard  at work in Ardo, CA weeding the broccoli plants to make sure the plants grow. &quot;This job is very tiring because there are a lot of weeds. The wind is strong out here. My hands hurt from working so hard with the hoe to remove the grass.&quot; #WeFeedYou

Candelaria est&aacute; trabajando arduamente en Ardo, CA, desyerbando las plantas de br&oacute;coli para asegurarse de que crezcan.  &quot;Este trabajo es muy agotador porque hay mucha maleza. El viento es fuerte aqu&iacute; afuera. Me duelen las manos de tanto trabajar con la azada para quitar el pasto&quot;.  #SoyEsencial

Candelaria is hard at work in Ardo, CA weeding th...

Angelica shared this video of her and her coworkers planting tomatoes in Delano CA. The mother of 2 young children travels 90 minutes each morning from her home in Madera for the minimum wage work. She works 8 hours day. #WeFeedYou

Ang&eacute;lica comparti&oacute; este video de ella y sus compa&ntilde;eros de trabajo plantando tomates en Delano CA. La madre de 2 ni&ntilde;os peque&ntilde;os viaja 90 minutos cada ma&ntilde;ana desde su casa en Madera para trabajar por el salario m&iacute;nimo. Trabaja 8 horas al d&iacute;a. #SoyEsencial

Angelica shared this video of her and her coworker...

Martin is proud of his UFW contract. He has this message for other farm workers, &quot;I am paid for the #CesarChavez holiday under my contract...friends, organize and you too can enjoy the great benefits we have for being represented by a union contract. Si Se Puede!&quot; #WeFeedYou

Martin est&aacute; orgulloso de su contrato de la  UFW. Tiene este mensaje para otros campesinos, &quot;Me pagan por el d&iacute;a feriado de  Cesar Chavez bajo mi contrato ... amigos, organ&iacute;cense y ustedes tambi&eacute;n pueden disfrutar de los grandes beneficios que tenemos por estar representados por un contrato sindical. &iexcl;Si Se Puede!&quot; #WeFeedYou

Martin is proud of his UFW contract. He has this m...

Gerardo is a Central Coast vegetable worker. He feels very proud that his UFW contract give him #CesarChavez Day as a paid holiday. #WeFeedYou

Gerardo es un trabajador de vegetales de la Costa Central.  Se siente muy orgulloso de que su contrato con la Uni&oacute;n de Campesinos le diera el D&iacute;a de C&eacute;sar Ch&aacute;vez como un d&iacute;a  feriado pagado.  #SoyEsencial

Gerardo is a Central Coast vegetable worker. He fe...

Cesar Chavez celebration at the Cesar Chavez Elementary School in Coachella CA.

Celebraci&oacute;n de C&eacute;sar Ch&aacute;vez en la Escuela Primaria C&eacute;sar Ch&aacute;vez en Coachella CA.

Cesar Chavez celebration at the Cesar Chavez Eleme...

The situation not so long ago was that working conditions for farmworkers were deplorable. Someone had to right this wrong and that person was #CesarChavez. Thanks to the warriors who helped him in his struggles, he improved our lives. - Rigoberto, UFW uni&oacute;n member  #WeFeedYou

La situaci&oacute;n no hace mucho era que las condiciones laborales de los campesinos eran deplorables.  Alguien ten&iacute;a que corregir este error y esa persona fu&eacute; C&eacute;sar Ch&aacute;vez.  Gracias a los guerreros que lo ayudaron en sus luchas, mejor&oacute; nuestras vidas.  - Rigoberto, miembro de la Uni&oacute;n de Campesinos #SoyEsencial

The situation not so long ago was that working con...

Jose Isabel has been working for Huntington Farms in the vegetables since 1970. &quot;We&#039;ve had a union contract for more than 40 years. Thanks to Cesar Chavez we continue to work with benefits, insurance and more.&quot;
#WeFeedYou

Jos&eacute; Isabel ha estado trabajando para Huntington Farms en los vegetales desde 1970. &quot;Hemos tenido un contrato de la uni&oacute;n por m&aacute;s de 40 a&ntilde;os. Gracias a C&eacute;sar Ch&aacute;vez seguimos trabajando con beneficios, seguros y m&aacute;s&quot;. #SoyEsencial

Jose Isabel has been working for Huntington Farms ...

Rigoberto &amp; Martin work in the wine grapes in San Lucas CA. &quot;We thank #CesarChavez. Thanks to him we have a union contract here at Scheid. We have a paid holiday coming up. We thank him for all the things he achieved, that we continue to receive. Si Se Puede.&quot; #WeFeedYou

Rigoberto y Mart&iacute;n trabajan en las uvas para vino en San Lucas CA.  &quot;Agradecemos a C&eacute;sar Ch&aacute;vez. Gracias a &eacute;l tenemos un contrato de la uni&oacute;n aqu&iacute; en Scheid. Se acerca un d&iacute;a feriado pagado. Le agradecemos por todas las cosas que logr&oacute; y que seguimos recibiendo. Si Se Puede&quot;.  #SoyEsencial

Rigoberto & Martin work in the wine grapes in ...

Miguel is pruning an older vine at @ScheidVineyards. He shares this plant is at least 25-30 years old and because of the care it receives is still producing $400 bottles of wine. Miguel&#039;s union contract affords him holidays and medical, dental and vision insurance. #WeFeedYou

Miguel est&aacute; podando una vi&ntilde;a vieja en Scheid Vineyards. &Eacute;l comparte que esta planta tiene al menos 25-30 a&ntilde;os y gracias al cuidado que recibe todav&iacute;a produce botellas de vino de 400 d&oacute;lares. El contrato de union de Miguel le ofrece d&iacute;as festivos pagados y seguro m&eacute;dico, dental y de visi&oacute;n. #SoyEsencial

Miguel is pruning an older vine at @ScheidVineyard...

Chiviz shared this video of the winter strawberry harvest in Oxnard CA earlier this month. As the fields dried out workers were able to return to work picking this berries. It was some days before all of the water is emptied from the rows. #WeFeedYou

Chiviz comparti&oacute; este v&iacute;deo de la cosecha de fresas de invierno en Oxnard CA a principios de este mes.  Cuando los campos se secaron, los trabajadores pudieron volver a trabajar piscando estas bayas.  Pasaron algunos d&iacute;as hasta que se vaci&oacute; toda el agua de las filas.  #SoyEsencial

Chiviz shared this video of the winter strawberry ...

Teresa is a farm worker in Salinas CA. She shares this video of the beautiful, red strawberries about to be picked. She makes her way down each row carefully as they are filled with inches of muddy water and her boots offer little protection against slipping and falling. #WeFeedYou

Teresa es una campesina en Salinas CA. Ella comparte este video de las hermosas fresas rojas a punto de ser cosechadas. Ella recorre cada surco con cuidado mientras est&aacute;n llenas de cent&iacute;metros de agua lodosa y sus botas ofrecen poca protecci&oacute;n contra resbalones y ca&iacute;das. #Soy Esencial

Teresa is a farm worker in Salinas CA. She shares ...

Cabbage is an essential part of a #SaintPatricksDay tradition. Ever wonder how it make it to your table? Chuy shared this video from Lompoc CA, that shows how this veggie is harvested and packed.  #WeFeedYou

El repollo es una parte esencial de la tradici&oacute;n del D&iacute;a de San Patricio.  &iquest;Alguna vez te has preguntado c&oacute;mo llega a tu mesa?  Chuy comparti&oacute; este video de Lompoc CA, que muestra c&oacute;mo se cosecha y empaca esta verdura.  #SoyEsencial

Cabbage is an essential part of a #SaintPatricksDa...

Eduardo shared ths video of the pruned grapevines in CA.  With all of the recent rain, the new growth is coming in and blooming rather quickly. Even though the rain has stopped the weather is still quite windy and chilly. #WeFeedYou

Eduardo comparti&oacute; este video de las vides podadas en CA. Con toda la lluvia reciente, el nuevo crecimiento est&aacute; llegando y floreciendo con bastante rapidez. Aunque la lluvia ha cesado, el tiempo sigue siendo bastante ventoso y fr&iacute;o. #SoyEsencial

Eduardo shared ths video of the pruned grapevines ...

Farm workers in CA are preparing to plant cabbage. They must first load the tiny seedlings onto the tractor, using a human chain to get the product loaded. It takes about a dozen workers 30 minutes to load each tractor. #WeFeedYou

Campesinos en California se est&aacute;n preparando para plantar repollo. Primero deben cargar las peque&ntilde;as pl&aacute;ntulas en el tractor, utilizando una cadena humana para cargar el producto. Se necesitan alrededor de una docena de trabajadores y 30 minutos para cargar cada tractor. #SoyEsencial

Farm workers in CA are preparing to plant cabbage....

Pablo shared this vid of the almond blossoms in the San Joaquin Valley of CA. The trees have been pruned &amp; new blooms are showing. While many use these orchards as idyllic photo spots, he shares we should be cautious of potentially hazardous pesticides.  #WeFeedYou
Pablo comparti&oacute; este video de los almendros en flor en el Valle de San Joaqu&iacute;n de CA. Los &aacute;rboles han sido podados y est&aacute;n apareciendo nuevas flores. Si bien muchos usan estos huertos como lugares id&iacute;licos para tomar fotograf&iacute;as, &eacute;l comparte que debemos tener cuidado con los pesticidas potencialmente peligrosos. #SoyEsencial

Pablo shared this vid of the almond blossoms in th...

Today in UFW history: March 16, 1966: One of the most inspiring face offs in 1960s civil rights history occurred when Senator Robert F. Kennedy came to Delano the first time 51 years ago today for a U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing on the grape strike. He heard Kern County Sheriff Leroy Galyen testify about arresting peaceful strikers because grower foremen threatened them on vineyard picket lines even though the pickets hadn&rsquo;t broken the law. As the hearing was breaking for lunch, Kennedy replied, &quot;May I suggest that during the luncheon period of time that the sheriff and the district attorney read the Constitution of the United States?&rdquo; Kennedy then visited with strikers on a picket line at the DiGiorgio ranch and spoke with them and Cesar Chavez at Filipino Hall, their union hall. A reporter asked whether Cesar and the strikers were communists. &ldquo;No, they&rsquo;re not communists,&rdquo; RFK replied. &ldquo;They&rsquo;re struggling for their rights.&rdquo; Robert Kennedy was the first national political figure who unequivocally embraced the grape strikers. The very next day Cesar and a small group of strikers took off from Delano on their 25-day, 340-mile march to Sacramento./Hoy en la historia de la UFW: 16 de marzo de 1966: Uno de las confrontaciones m&aacute;s inspiradoras de la historia de los derechos civiles de 1960 se produjo cuando el senador Robert F. Kennedy lleg&oacute; a Delano por primera vez hoy hace 51 a&ntilde;os, para una audiencia del subcomit&eacute; del senado de EE.UU. en la huelga de la uva. Escucho al sheriff Leroy Galyen del condado de Kern testificar sobre la detenci&oacute;n de huelguistas pac&iacute;ficos, porque los encargados los amenazaban en los piquetes del vi&ntilde;edo a pesar de que los piquetes no hab&iacute;an violado la ley.
(Video clip from the motion picture Cesar&#039;s Last Fast)

Today in UFW history: March 16, 1966: One of the m...

Pedro is in charge of planting radish in Moorpark CA. Every day he must plant a certain number of acres to allow the harvesters to keep moving from field to field without stopping their work. #WeFeedYou

Pedro est&aacute; a cargo de plantar r&aacute;banos en Moorpark CA. Cada d&iacute;a debe plantar una cierta cantidad de acres para permitir que los pizcadores sigan movi&eacute;ndose de campo en campo sin detener su trabajo. #SoyEsencial

Pedro is in charge of planting radish in Moorpark ...

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