Originally posted in Maine AFL-CIO News on April 14, 2023
Sunday, April 16, 2023
Farmworkers and allies will be gathering in Portland this Sunday, April 16 to discuss the Milk with Dignity campaign and how to take action to support farmworker rights in Room 510 of Luther Bonney Hall at 85 Bedford Street in Portland. There will be a potluck at 1pm followed by a presentation and discussion starting at 2pm. The meeting will also be on Zoom for those who can’t make the trip to be in person.
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The meeting is part of this spring’s northeast tour of immigrant dairy workers to connect with supporters and take action with the Milk with Dignity campaign. The farmworker organization Migrant Justice is calling on the Hannaford supermarket chain to source its store-brand milk from farms where workers’ human rights are independently monitored and protected, and the long-term interests of farm owners are supported.
During this organizing meeting, you will hear directly from farmworkers, learn about the Milk with Dignity Program, take collective action, and gain the tools you need to join this inspiring struggle for human rights.
Andy O’Brien is the communications director for the Maine AFL-CIO, a statewide federation of 160 local unions representing 40,000 workers. However, his opinions are his own and don’t represent the views of his employer. He is also a member of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1445.