UFW can’t get worker support, so it’s kissing up to farmers, who give something juicy in return.
United Farm Workers President Arturo Rodriguez acted like a big industry CEO at the Delaware-based Produce Marketing Association‘s #FreshSummit in Orlando, Florida last week.
Houweling’s Tomatoes let Arturo have a little squeeze, according to its Facebook page. In this picture, Arturo looks like he’s part of the industry now.
Who does the UFW represent now – the farmworkers? Or the produce industry. His picture tells the story.
Houweling’s is part of the UFW-backed “Equitable Food Initiative,” which is designed to marginalize the 99 percent of California farmworkers who won’t join the UFW.
The EFI is a Washington, D.C.-based lobby to help the UFW get money from industry, and to favor produce picked by the 1% of California farmworkers who are in the union, at the expense of the other 99%.