From the official SINDJA press release:
Farmworkers in San Quintín, México are urging consumers throughout the world to Boycott Driscoll’s products, including strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries. The boycott will continue indefinitely until Driscoll’s and their grower affiliates agree to sign a collective contract agreement with the Sindicato Independiente Nacional Democrático de Jornaleros Agrícolas or SINDJA (National Independent Democratic Union of Farmworkers). SINDJA formed in 2015 as a way for farmworkers to organize for living wages, fairer piece rates, better and safer working conditions, enforcement of basic Mexican labor laws, and an end to child labor and sexual violence in the fields.
Driscoll Strawberry Associates is the largest berry corporation in the world, with production and sales on six continents. Driscoll’s is the marketing arm of a global network of contract farmers and growers, including BerryMex, which oversees production in San Quintín, México.
Currently, farmworkers in San Quintín, México toil 12 to 15 hours a day in the fields for as little as $6US per day. Many are not provided social security, health insurance or any type of job security. They report widespread instances of child labor and sexual assault and harassment in the fields.
List of Minnesota locations honoring the boycott:
Good Earth Food Co-op; 2010 8th Street N St. Cloud, MN