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  • Gretchen Begley
    ... Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 10:46:48 -0800 (PST) From: Nicholas F Centino Reply-To: elcongreso@yahoogroups.com Subject: [elcongreso]
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      Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 10:46:48 -0800 (PST)
      From: Nicholas F Centino <ncenti00@...>
      Reply-To: elcongreso@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [elcongreso] E-mail Pizza Hut today urging support for Pictsweet
      mushroom workers!
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      <BR>
      <BR>
      >Please network this email to as many people as possible.<BR>
      ><BR>
      >>From: JOCELYN SHERMAN<BR>
      >>Reply-To: UFWOFAMER@...<BR>
      >>To: UFW@...<BR>
      >>Subject: E-mail Pizza Hut today urging support for Pictsweet<BR>
      >>mushroom workers!<BR>
      >>Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 17:56:53 +0000<BR>
      >><BR>
      >>News from the Farm Worker Movement(www.ufw.org):<BR>
      >><BR>
      >>Pictsweet Boycott Action Alert:<BR>
      >><BR>
      >><a href="http://www.ufw.org/ufw/e-mail.htm">http://www.ufw.org/ufw/e-
      mail.htm</a><BR>
      >><BR>
      >>Ask Pizza Hut to help Pictsweet mushroom workers get a UFW<BR>
      >>contract!<BR>
      >><BR>
      >>Send your online letter today! Go to:<BR>
      >><a href="http://www.ufw.org/ufw/e-mail.htm">http://www.ufw.org/ufw/e-
      mail.htm</a><BR>
      >><BR>
      >>On Jan. 10, 2002, a state administrative judge ruled Pictsweet<BR>
      >>Mushroom<BR>
      >>Farms in Ventura County north of Los Angeles illegally fired<BR>
      >>mushroom<BR>
      >>picker Fidel Andrade in retaliation for his support of the United<BR>
      >>Farm<BR>
      >>Workers and for engaging in other activities protected by<BR>
      >>California's<BR>
      >>farm labor law. The judge ordered Andrade to be offered his job<BR>
      >>back and<BR>
      >>that he be reimbursed for all lost wages and other losses
      "suffered<BR>
      >>as a<BR>
      >>result of his unlawful discharge."<BR>
      >><BR>
      >>For 14 years, workers at Pictsweet Mushroom Farms in Ventura County<BR>
      >>have<BR>
      >>tried to negotiate a United Farm Workers contract. Pictsweet has<BR>
      >>ignored<BR>
      >>its workers desires and violated a host of state labor laws.<BR>
      >><BR>
      >>* A detailed nine-count complaint issued on June 26, 2001 by<BR>
      >>prosecutors<BR>
      >>with California's Agricultural Labor Relations Board included bad<BR>
      >>faith<BR>
      >>bargaining and illegally acting to get rid of the union. A hearing<BR>
      >>on<BR>
      >>this complaint before another judge has been set for Feb. 14, 2002.<BR>
      >><BR>
      >>* Pictsweet was recently fined $7,475 by the Oregon Occupational<BR>
      >>Safety<BR>
      >>and Health Division for safety violations at its Salem plant, which<BR>
      >>was<BR>
      >>being orgainized by the UFW's sister union, PCUN. One of them<BR>
      >>caused<BR>
      >>Enrique Diaz Lupian, 46, to lose his right hand in an accident.<BR>
      >>Other<BR>
      >>workers in both Oregon and California have been disciplined or<BR>
      >>fired for<BR>
      >>supporting unions.<BR>
      >><BR>
      >>Conditions at Pictsweet in Ventura are cruel and dangerous.<BR>
      >>Mushroom<BR>
      >>workers labor in dark and damp rooms. Floors are slippery. They<BR>
      >>only<BR>
      >>have the lights on their helmets to guide them. Many suffer vision<BR>
      >>problems.<BR>
      >><BR>
      >>Such conduct is why workers have called for a boycott Pictsweet<BR>
      >>mushrooms. Pictsweet has lost many major customers, including Vons,<BR>
      >>Safeway and Ralphs supermarkets.<BR>
      >><BR>
      >>However, Pizza Hut is one of Pictsweet's largest customer and has<BR>
      >>refused to do the right thing and keep Pictsweet mushrooms off<BR>
      >>their<BR>
      >>pizza until a union contract is signed.<BR>
      >><BR>
      >>E-mail Pizza Hut today! Go to <a href="http://www.ufw.org/ufw/e-
      mail.htm">http://www.ufw.org/ufw/e-mail.htm</a> to<BR>
      >>send<BR>
      >>your online letter today!<BR>
      >><BR>
      >>For more information on the Farm Worker Movement visit our web site<BR>
      >>at <a href="http://www.ufw.org">http://www.ufw.org</a> and/or subscribe
      to the Farm Worker Movement<BR>
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