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Our Vision

UFW: Working for a safe and just food supply

Integrity: Doing the right thing even when no one is looking

Si Se Puede® Attitude: A personal and organizational spirit that promotes confidence, courage, hard work, and the belief that we can do the impossible.

Dignity: Recognizing and respecting the inherent worth of all people.

Innovation: The active pursuit of new ideas.

Begun in the early 1960s by Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, Larry Itliong, and other organizers, the United Farm Workers of America is the nation’s first enduring and largest farm workers’ union. The UFW continues its activism in major agricultural sectors, chiefly in California. UFW contract agreements protect thousands of vegetable, berry, winery, tomato, and dairy workers in California, Oregon, and Washington state. More than 75 percent of California’s fresh mushroom industry is now under union contract. Many landmark recent UFW-sponsored laws and regulations protect all farm workers in California, especially at non-union ranches. They include the first state laws in the nation providing farm workers with overtime pay after eight hours a day in California, Washington state, and Oregon; the first comprehensive standards in the U.S. to prevent heat deaths and illnesses in California; and recent COVID19 protections for agricultural workers. The UFW is a leader in the national movement for immigration reform. It’s most recent reform bill for immigrant field workers passed the U.S. House on a broad bipartisan vote last year. The union continues proactively championing legislative and regulatory reforms for farm workers covering issues such as overtime, heat safety, other worker protections, and pesticides.