This season , we formed Familias Unidas por la Justicia and presented to the world the reality of working for Sakuma Bros. Farms.
Rather than acknowledging our reality the Sakuma family is not willing to sit down with us. They know what they’re doing is wrong and shameful.
Instead, they engaged a Public Relations firm to spread disinformation about us and our self-organizing.
They don’t want the local community to find out that they have systematically stolen our wages, particularly our children’s wages, and blamed it on a “glitch”.
What do you call a “glitch” that has been going on for years? 3 days ago when we checked several pay stubs we found the same “miscalculations” of our wages – not just the young people but adults as well.
These “miscalculations” or “glitches” have been happening for years.
Every year counts for us – Berry picking like this takes our youth away."