Western students boycott outside Costco / The Western Front, Nic Ulmer

 
Western junior Pollete Trana protests against Driscoll's Berries at a boycott outside of the Bellingham Costco on Sunday, April 12. // Photo by Nic Ulmer

Western junior Pollete Trana protests against Driscoll’s Berries at a boycott outside of the Bellingham Costco on Sunday, April 12. // Photo by Nic Ulmer

APRIL 19, 2016 Nic Ulmer

Western students and community members held a protest outside Costco on Monday, April 17, urging shoppers and the store to boycott Driscoll’s Berries and Sakuma Brothers for their reputation of mistreatment toward farmworkers.

Western’s Students for Farmworker Justice club is working with Familias Unidas por la Justicia, a local independent union of farmworkers that used to work for Sakuma Brothers and other independent agricultural businesses.

Galen Herz, a senior involved with the club, said the goal of the boycott is to apply economic pressure to the farm management of Sakuma so that FUJ and Sakuma can negotiate a union contract for farmworkers. […]

Read Nic’s complete article on The Western Front here.

 

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