The Farm Labor Organizing Committee is holding worker meetings, but since none of the farm workers have cars, worker participation is completely dependent on transportation by volunteers.
Driving Workers to their Meetings
FLOC’s farm worker members in the three regions of NC (Eastern, Piedmont and Western) need rides to their scheduled regional meetings (see dates below) in July and August. By driving 1-4 farm workers to a meeting, you can make a huge difference in the success of the organization these farm workers are building. At each FLOC regional meeting attendance may be 40 – 60 workers …..so we need 15 – 20 volunteers for each meeting.Triangle Friends of Farmworkers (TFF) and the National Farm Worker Ministry (NFWM) have collaborated in past years in recruiting and coordinating rides for farm workers — this year we need more volunteer drivers.
You do not need to speak Spanish. Before your return trip, you and FLOC farm worker members and staff will have a chance to eat a meal together.
July 2nd FLOC Regional membership mtg (Eastern – Dudley, NC, at FLOC’s union hall)
July 30th FLOC Regional membership mtg (Piedmont – Town and meeting venue TBD)
August 20th FLOC Regional membership mtg (Western — Town and meeting venue TBD)
Sept 7th Farmworker delegates to FLOC convention driven to rendezvous points (TBD) to board buses
Sept 10th Farmworker delegates returning from Toledo to be picked up and taken to labor camps
How to Volunteer
(1) To volunteer for a specific date(s), just let us know (email Dave Austin at firstname.lastname@example.org ) and we’ll put you on our list and send you updates on schedules as soon as we get them;
(2) If you would like to volunteer, but can’t commit to any specific dates yet, let us know (Dave Austin at email@example.com) and we’ll put you on our potential drivers list and send you updates and reminders as we receive them.
(3) If you have any questions, please email and we’ll do our best to answer them or get an answer for you.