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Joaquin watches as the freshly harvested potatoes are stored in underground warehouses in WA. Storing potatoes in temperature and humidity controlled storages can make them last 6-8 months before they must be consumed. #WeFeedYou 

Joaquín observa cómo las papas recién cosechadas se almacenan en depósitos subterráneos en WA. Almacenar papas en lugares con temperatura y humedad controladas puede hacer que duren de 6 a 8 meses antes de que deban consumirse. #SoyEsencial

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Did you enjoy sweet potatoes on Thanksgiving? Ever wonder how they make it to your table? Check out this video Aldo just sent us as he rapidly hand harvests sweet potatoes in Mississippi. #WeFeedYou

¿Disfrutaste las papas durante Acción de Gracias? ¿Alguna vez te has preguntado cómo llegan a tu mesa? Mira este video que Aldo nos acaba de enviar mientras cosecha a mano, rápidamente, papas en Mississippi. #SoyEsencial

Did you enjoy sweet potatoes on Thanksgiving? Ever...

Ortiz shared this video of the brocolli fields in Salinas CA.  On this day the overnight temps reached near freezing but the vegetables still needed to be picked even though his fingers were almost frozen numb. This is how he supports his family. #WeFeedYou

Ortiz compartió este video de los campos de brócoli en Salinas CA. En este día, las temperaturas nocturnas alcanzaron casi el punto de congelación, pero aún era necesario recoger las verduras a pesar de que sus dedos estaban casi congelados y entumecidos. Así es como mantiene a su familia. #SoyEsencial

Ortiz shared this video of the brocolli fields in ...

The apple harvesting season is over in upstate New York, but workers are still hard at work pruning the trees. Winter pruning yields a better result so they must show up in all sorts of weather. It was 18-24° in a blizzard earlier this month when this video was taken. #WeFeedYou

La temporada de cosecha de manzanas ha terminado en el norte del estado de Nueva York, pero los trabajadores siguen trabajando duro para podar los árboles. Podar en invierno produce un mejor resultado, por lo que los campesinos deben estar en todo tipo de clima. Este video se tomó durante una ventisca a 18-24°F a principios de este mes. #SoyEsencial

The apple harvesting season is over in upstate New...

Lourdes is a farm worker who went to Washington D.C. this month to ask Congressmembers to support of legal status for farm workers. She shares her experience in this video.  #FWMA

Lourdes is a farm worker who went to Washington D....

Francisco shares a video from Selma CA where he is pruning plum trees. He uses an 11 foot ladder and long handled shears to reach the tops of the trees. Pruning is essential to the next harvest. He earns minimum wage for his work. #WeFeedYou

Francisco comparte un video de Selma CA donde está podando ciruelas. Utiliza una escalera de 11 pies y tijeras de mango largo para llegar a las copas de los árboles. La poda es fundamental para la próxima cosecha. Gana el salario mínimo por su trabajo. #SoyEsencial

Francisco shares a video from Selma CA where he is...

María and her co-workers know the end of the grape harvest is near when the red flame varieties are harvested. Soon Maria will be laid off until the next work opportunity in January, which will be pruning grape vines.  #WeFeedYou

María y sus compañeros saben que se acerca el final de la uva cuando se cosechan las variedades de llama roja.  Próximamente María será descansada hasta la próxima oportunidad de trabajo en enero, que será la poda de vides.  #SoyEsencial

María and her co-workers know the end of the grap...

Can you believe it? These NY state farm workers were harvesting cabbages last week for 8 hours on a day that temps ranged between 28°-40°. They earn $10 a one ton bin. They say the rate hasn't gone up for more than 5 years.  #WeFeedYou

Can you believe it? These NY state farm workers we...

Many will enjoy mushrooms in their Thanksgiving stuffing. They come to us thanks to the hands of workers like Manuel. The mushrooms must be picked and placed by size in each basket. This takes great skill to do in a dark room, rapidly and without injury. #WeFeedYou

Muchos disfrutarán de los hongos en su relleno de Acción de Gracias.  Llegan a nosotros gracias a las manos de trabajadores como Manuel.  Los hongos deben recogerse y colocarse por tamaño en cada cesta.  Esto requiere una gran habilidad para hacerlo en una habitación oscura, rápidamente y sin lesiones.  #SoyEsencial

Many will enjoy mushrooms in their Thanksgiving st...

Having broccoli on your Thanksgiving table? Thank you farm worker like Victoria. She shares:  We are working here in this Salinas field and this product will go to your tables. I want to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. #WeFeedYou

¿Tiene brócoli tu en tu mesa durante el Día De Acción De Gracias? Esto es gracias a campesinas como Victoria. Ella nos comparte: “Estamos trabajando aquí en este campo de Salinas y este producto irá a sus mesas. Quiero desearles un Feliz Día de Acción de Gracias a todos ustedes”. #SoyEsencial

Having broccoli on your Thanksgiving table? Thank ...

Joel wants to wish all of our supporters a Happy #Thanksgiving.  He is a vegetable worker who works under a UFW contract. He is very pleased with the many benefits he receives including having a paid day off on Thanksgiving Day. #WeFeedYou

Joel quiere desearles a todos nuestros seguidores un Feliz Día de Acción de Gracias. Es un trabajador de hortalizas que trabaja bajo un contrato de la UFW. Está muy satisfecho con los muchos beneficios que recibe, incluido tener libre y pagado el Día de Acción de Gracias. #SoyEsencial

Joel wants to wish all of our supporters a Happy #...

Lorena & Rocio share "Good afternoon everyone. We wish a Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who is watching this video. We are here working in a broccoli field, a product that reaches every table in the homes of this beautiful American country." #WeFeedYou

Lorena y Rocio comparten: "Buenas tardes a todos. Les deseamos un feliz día de acción de gracias a todos los que están viendo este video. Estamos aquí trabajando en un campo de brócoli, producto que llega a todas las mesas de los hogares de este hermoso país americano". #SoyEsencial

Lorena & Rocio share "Good afternoon everyone. We ...

There's no #Thanksgiving without farm workers. Make a donation and help fund change all year long. http://ufw.org/thanksgiving2022_f
#WeFeedYou

There's no #Thanksgiving without farm workers. Mak...

Eva has been a working mother like many in Moorpark CA. For the last 9 years, her day begins making her and her husband lunch, dropping off her daughter at daycare then spends the next 10 hours on her knees filling crates with bunches of leeks. #WeFeedYou

Eva ha sido una madre trabajadora como muchas en Moorpark CA. Durante los últimos 9 años, su día comienza preparando el almuerzo para ella y su esposo, deja a su hija en la guardería y luego pasa las siguientes 10 horas de rodillas llenando cajas con racimos de puerros. #SoyEsencial

Eva has been a working mother like many in Moorpar...

Juan and his coworkers have begun the pomegranate harvest earning minimum wage —while this fruit commands premium prices at grocery stores. #WeFeedYou

Juan y sus compañeros de trabajo han comenzado la cosecha de granadas ganando un salario mínimo, mientras que esta fruta tiene precios más elevado en las tiendas de comestibles.  #SoyEsencial

Juan and his coworkers have begun the pomegranate ...

Ostrom Mushroom workers and their supporters hold rally in Seattle urging Metropolitan Market to join in their struggle and tell Ostrom Mushrooms management that they should negotiate with the UFW -  the workers’ union. #WeFeedYou

Ostrom Mushroom workers and their supporters hold ...

Carlos is harvesting apples in Corralitos CA. He stabilizes himself on the 16-foot ladder and reaches around to pick as many apples as he can before he has to move to reach other parts of the tree. His bag weighs 50+ pounds when full and he does this 8 hour a day. #WeFeedYou

Carlos está cosechando manzanas en Corralitos CA. Se estabiliza en la escalera de 16 pies y se estira para pizcar tantas manzanas como pueda antes de tener que moverse para llegar a otras partes del árbol. Su bolsa pesa más de 50 libras cuando está llena y lo hace 8 horas al día. #SoyEsencial

Carlos is harvesting apples in Corralitos CA. He s...

Gabriel labors in CAs grapes, oranges, eggplant, chiles &  blueberries. He traveled from Bakersfield CA to Washington DC to ask Congress to support granting farm workers a path to legal status We are important for the economy of this country. #FWMA #WeFeedYou

Gabriel trabaja en las uvas de California, naranjas, berenjenas, chiles y arándanos.  Viajó desde Bakersfield CA a Washington DC para pedirle al Congreso que apoye el otorgar a los campesinos  un camino hacia el estatus legal. Somos importantes para la economía de este país.  #FWMA #SoyEsencial

Gabriel labors in CAs grapes, oranges, eggplant, c...

Last week's rain is still having a severe affect on strawberry workers. They have to trudge through slippery cold mud all day. It cakes the wheels of the carts they use to harvest the berries and makes the task way harder. #WeFeedYou

Last week's rain is still having a severe affect o...

Vicente has been working in CAs fields cutting parsley for 22 years. He shares the repetitive work is a very hard on the body and takes skill to do at the rapid pace needed. He is proud of his work and how he is abke to bring food to America's tables & feed his family. #WeFeedYou

Vicente lleva 22 años trabajando en los campos de CA cortando perejil.  Él comparte que el trabajo repetitivo es muy duro para el cuerpo y requiere habilidad para hacerlo al ritmo rápido necesario.  Está orgulloso de su trabajo y de cómo puede llevar comida a las mesas de los Estados Unidos y alimentar a su familia.  #SoyEsencial

Vicente has been working in CAs fields cutting par...

These farm workers in Moorpark CA were responsible for clearing the leftover radish in the field after the harvest. This meant a lot of bending up and down all day long. The soil needs to be clean from debris before they can plant new radish next season. #WeFeedYou

Estos campesinos en Moorpark CA fueron responsables de limpiar el rábano que sobro en el campo después de la cosecha. Esto significó un montón de agacharse hacia arriba y hacia abajo durante todo el día. La tierra debe estar limpia de escombros antes de que puedan plantar nuevos rábanos la próxima temporada. #SoyEsencial

These farm workers in Moorpark CA were responsible...

Juan has spent the last 12 years as a farm worker in Moorpark CA. He currently is picking leeks where he must fill each crate with 36 bunches each. He spends 10 hours a day on his knees, tying the rubber band around each bunch. #WeFeedYou

Juan ha pasado los últimos 12 años como campesino en Moorpark CA. Actualmente está pizcando puerros donde debe llenar cada caja con 36 racimos cada una. Pasa 10 horas al día de rodillas, amarrando la liga alrededor de bonche. #SoyEsencial

Juan has spent the last 12 years as a farm worker ...

When Maria got to work early this morning temps were around 25 degrees near Sunnyside WA. She will be tying apple branches in the snow for the next 8 hours. #WeFeedYou 

Cuando María llegó al trabajo temprano esta mañana, las temperaturas eran de alrededor de 25 grados cerca de Sunnyside WA.  Ella estará amarrando ramas de manzana en la nieve durante las próximas 8 horas.

When Maria got to work early this morning temps we...

Today is Election Day. Francisco is a Watsonville CA berry worker. He has already voted and is encouraging everyone who hasn't yet turned in their ballot to #VOTE and support candidates who will make a difference for farm workers and other working people. #GOTV

Today is Election Day. Francisco is a Watsonville ...

Leticia is retired, but is a former farm worker who has spent many years in the fields. She shares: I want to ask you to vote on Tuesday, November 8th. We must support the candidates that support us & the propositions that favor us. Your #VOTE counts! Si Se Puede! #GOTV

Leticia is retired, but is a former farm worker wh...

Isidro has worked in California's fields for many years and is proud to have already voted. He wants to remind everyone that Tuesday is Election Day and if you have not voted yet, to #VOTE by mail, drop box or at the polls on Tuesday.  #GOTV

Isidro has worked in California's fields for many ...

Martin is a farm worker from the Brawley area. He understands how important this election is and reminds you #vote. The best tool in our fight for progress is our vote. Your voice can make a huge difference  for farm workers. #GOTV

Martin is a farm worker from the Brawley area. He ...

Elena starts her work day at 4am in San Lucas CA. She rises well before then to make lunch for her & her husband, dropping her child off with a sitter & then driving 45 minutes to her job. She will pick wine grapes for 9 hours then return home & do it again tomorrow. #WeFeedYou

Elena comienza su jornada laboral a las 4 am en San Lucas CA. Se levanta mucho antes para preparar el almuerzo para ella y su esposo, deja a su hija con una niñera y luego manija 45 minutos hasta su trabajo. Pizcara uvas para vino durante 9 horas, luego regresará a casa y lo hará de nuevo mañana. #SoyEsencial

Elena starts her work day at 4am in San Lucas CA. ...

Marigolds make it from the fields to our  #DiaDeLosMuertos alters thanks to the hard work of farm workers. Workers in this Oxnard field  labor 12 to 15 hours a day for minimum wage during this short 20 day harvesting season. #WeFeedYou

Las cempasuchiles llegan desde los campos a nuestros altares de #DiaDeLosMuertos gracias al arduo trabajo de los trabajadores del campo.  Los trabajadores en este campo de Oxnard trabajan de 12 a 15 horas al día por el salario mínimo durante esta corta temporada de cosecha de 20 días.  #SoyEsencial

Marigolds make it from the fields to our #DiaDeLo...

Maribel lives in Delano and works in the table grapes. She is encouraging voters to chose candidates who do support farm workers. In her area she encourages folks to vote for Rudy Salas in the election because he is there for farm workers. ¡Sí se puede!

Maribel vive en Delano y trabaja en la uva de mesa.  Ella está alentando a los votantes a elegir candidatos que apoyen a los campesinos.  En su área, alienta a la gente a votar por Rudy Salas en las elecciones porque él está ahí para los campesinos.  ¡Si se puede!

Maribel lives in Delano and works in the table gra...

#HappyHalloween from farmworker homes to yours. 

Feliz día de Halloween desde los hogares de los campesinos al tuyo.  

 #WeFeedYou

#HappyHalloween from farmworker homes to yours. ...

Rosa shares: My family & I work in the fields. We invite you to support Rudy Salas, who is our candidate. He is from from Delano & has studied in our schools. He makes sure we have clean water. He's cut the price of medicine so that uninsured can afford the medicines they need.

Rosa comparte: Mi familia y yo trabajamos en el campo.  Los invitamos a apoyar a Rudy Salas, quien es nuestro candidato.  Es de Delano y ha estudiado en nuestras escuelas.  Él se asegura de que tengamos agua limpia.  Ha reducido el precio de los medicamentos para que los que no tienen seguro puedan pagar los medicamentos que necesitan.

Rosa shares: My family & I work in the fields. We ...

Lourdes, a Fresno area farm worker, shares: This November there are elections. You and I together can achieve many things, by voting and electing candidates who support farm workers. ¡Sí se puede!
#VOTE #GOTV

Lourdes, una campesina del área de Fresno, comparte: Este noviembre hay elecciones.  Usted y yo juntos podemos lograr muchas cosas votando y eligiendo candidatos que apoyen a los campesinos.  ¡Si se puede!
 #VOTE #GOTV

Lourdes, a Fresno area farm worker, shares: This N...

Martín is a Central Coast farm worker who labors under a UFW contract. He shares: In the November elections, I'm going to exercise my right to vote. If you can, you should vote too. Together we can win elections & vote for candidates who support farm workers. ¡Sí Se Puede! #GOTV #WeFeedYou

Martín es un campesino de la Costa Central que trabaja bajo un contrato de UFW.  Comparte: En las elecciones de noviembre voy a ejercer mi derecho al voto.  Si puedes, deberías votar también.  Juntos podemos ganar elecciones y votar por candidatos que apoyen a los campesinos.  ¡Sí Se Puede!  #GOTV #SoyEsencial

Martín is a Central Coast farm worker who labors ...

Erica is hard at work in the wine vineyards of San Lucas CA. She is removing excess leaves. This allows her co-workers to rapidly examine the bunches of grapes as they harvest them and only pick the sweetest ones that are ready to be turned into wine. #WeFeedYou

Erica está trabajando duro en los viñedos de vino de San Lucas, CA. Ella está quitando el exceso de hojas. Esto permite que sus compañeros de trabajo examinen rápidamente los racimos de uvas a medida que las cosechan y solo recogen las más dulces que están listas para convertirse en vino. #SoyEsencial

Erica is hard at work in the wine vineyards of San...

Farm workers in Klamath Falls OR work side by side, bunching strawberry plant roots in bunches of 50 - 100 depending on quality and variety. They must work quickly and skillfully to be able to make their daily quota. #WeFeedYou

Los trabajadores agrícolas en Klamath Falls OR trabajan codo a codo, bonchando las raíces de las plantas de fresa en racimos de 50 a 100 dependiendo de la calidad y la variedad. Deben trabajar con rapidez y habilidad para poder hacer su cuota diaria.#SoyEsencial

Farm workers in Klamath Falls OR work side by side...

Misael is harvesting pistachios near Bakersfield CA. What used to be done by hand is now mechanically harvested with a machine shaking the trees and catching the pistachios into a separate sweeper. Farm workers will still go behind and pick up any remaining pistachios. #WeFeedYou

Misael está cosechando pistachos cerca de Bakersfield CA. Lo que solía hacerse a mano ahora se cosecha mecánicamente con una máquina que sacude los árboles y recoge los pistachos en una barredora separada. Los campesinos aún irán atrás y recogerán los pistachos restantes. #SoyEsencial

Misael is harvesting pistachios near Bakersfield C...

Herminio works in the strawberries in Santa Maria, CA. "We earn $2.30/box. It is not enough to make ends meet. Everything is very expensive. Working in the strawberry industry is very difficult. We spent 8 hours crouched down rushing to fill as many boxes as possible." #WeFeedYou

Herminio trabaja en las fresas en Santa Maria, CA.  "Ganamos $2.30 por caja. No es suficiente para vivir. Todo es muy caro. Trabajar en la industria de la fresa es muy difícil. Pasamos 8 horas agachados corriendo para llenar la mayor cantidad de cajas posible".  #SoyEsencial

Herminio works in the strawberries in Santa Maria,...

Rudy Salas understands hard work. He grew up working in the field with his dad. He's delivered for our community many times, most recently, joining us on our 335 miles march from Delano to Sacramento. Farmworkers support Rudy Salas for Congress. - UFW President Teresa Romero

Rudy Salas entiende el trabajo duro. Él creció trabajando en los campos con su papá. El ha aportado muchas veces a nuestra comunidad, más recientemente nos acompañó en nuestra marcha de 335 millas de Delano hasta Sacramento. Los campesinos apoyamos a Rudy Salas para el Congreso - Teresa Romero,presidente de la UFW

Rudy Salas understands hard work. He grew up worki...

Dayneris works in the celery planting in Oxnard, CA and she shares, "It is a very tiring job. I spent 8 hours bending over and moving my hands fast. At the end of the day, I am very tired with pain in my waist and hands." #WeFeedYou

Dayneris trabaja en la plantación de apio en Oxnard, CA y comparte: "Es un trabajo muy agotador. Pasé 8 horas agachada y moviendo las manos rápido. Al final del día, estoy muy cansada y con dolor en la cintura.  y manos".  #SoyEsencial

Dayneris works in the celery planting in Oxnard, C...

Abel in Klamath Falls, OR is sorting strawberry roots for planting. He groups them into bunches of 50 to 100 and will be paid by how many bunches he can sort and bunch. He will spend up to 10 hours a day on his feet making these bunches. #WeFeedYou

Abel en Klamath Falls, Oregón, está bonchando raíces de fresas para plantar. Los boncha de 50 a 100 y se le pagará según el número de bonches que hace. Pasará hasta 10 horas al día de pie haciendo estos bonches.

Abel in Klamath Falls, OR is sorting strawberry ro...

Yolanda shares a video picking wine grapes in San Lucas CA. Because these grapes will be made into wine, she doesn’t have to be as gentle as she would be if they were market grapes. This makes her 9-hour day a little easier. #WeFeedYou

Yolanda comparte un video pizcando uvas para vino en San Lucas CA. Debido a que estas uvas se convertirán en vino, no tiene que ser tan cuidadsos como lo sería si fueran uvas de mercado. Esto hace que su día de 9 horas sea un poco más fácil. #SoyEsencial

Yolanda shares a video picking wine grapes in San ...

Lucia is a farm worker in the San Joaquin Valley. For one month every year she makes raisins. This dirty and low paying job gets her to her next job. She earns 37 cents for each sheet of raisins and average 350 sheets depending on the quality of the grapes. #WeFeedYou

Lucía es campesina en el Valle de San Joaquín. Durante un mes cada año hace pasas. Este trabajo sucio y mal pagado la lleva a su próximo trabajo. Ella gana 37 centavos por cada hoja de pasas y un promedio de 350 hojas dependiendo de la calidad de las uvas. #SoyEsencial

Lucia is a farm worker in the San Joaquin Valley. ...

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