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Farmworker Network.

The Network was officially founded in 1993 by three farmworkers groups to coordinate and support their mutual work related to health and environmental issues. Currently, 7 organizations comprise the Network. These organizations are in the front line of the movement to stop the poisoning of agricultural workers in the fields and to change environmental and economic policy in agriculture.

Some of the goals of the Network are:

Improve farmworker safety, health, and economic well-being

Strengthen and build farmworker organizations and their communities as a means of self-representation for workers and families

Support the sustainability and retainability of agriculture

Assure higher standards of safety and quality in agricultural products for consumers

Make farmworkers more visible as a vital workforce for environmental justice that contributes data, insight, and strategic action to the environmental justice

(Excerpt above from a 1994 document)

The members of the Network

Comité de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agrícolas

Nelson Carrasquillo
P.O. Box F
4 South Delsea Drive
Glassboro, NJ 08028
Tel. (609) 881-2507

Farm Worker Association of Florida

Tirso Moreno
815 South Park Avenue
Apopka, FL 32703
Tel. (407) 886-5151

Confederación Nacional Campesina

Luis Uréña
Apart ado Postal 18-A
C/Padre Ayala No. 15, esq. Madre Asunción
La Vega, República Dominicana
Tel. (809) 573-9505

Border Agricultural Workers Project

Carlos Marentes
201 East Ninth Avenue
El Paso, Texas 79901
Tel. (915) 532-0921

Unión Sin Fronteras

Ventura Gutiérrez
P.O. Box 66
722 Vine St.
Coachella, CA 92236
Tel. (619) 398-5183

Farm Labor Organizing Committee

Baldemar Velásquez
507 S. St. Clair St.
Toledo, OH 43602
(419) 243-3456

Washington Farmworkers Union

Guillermo Nicasio, Jr.
P.O. Box 337
Granger, WA 98932
Tel. (509) 854-2442

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