farm workers http://kuow.org en Seattle 2013: A Year In Protest http://kuow.org/post/seattle-2013-year-protest <p>As we looked back on the last year, debating which stories to highlight here, we noticed a trend that surprised us: 2013 was a year of activism and protest in the Seattle area. Mon, 30 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Bond Huberman 26168 at http://kuow.org Seattle 2013: A Year In Protest Silenced By Status, Farm Workers Face Rape, Sexual Abuse http://kuow.org/post/silenced-status-farm-workers-face-rape-sexual-abuse <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-6Ki7w7k2c</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 22:42:00 +0000 Sasha Khokha 23323 at http://kuow.org Silenced By Status, Farm Workers Face Rape, Sexual Abuse Labor Strike Continues At Burlington Berry Farm http://kuow.org/post/labor-strike-continues-burlington-berry-farm <p></p><p>More than a week has passed since more than 200 berry pickers walked off the job at a major farm near Burlington, marking the third strike at Sakuma Brothers Farms since July.</p><p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 01:41:48 +0000 Liz Jones 20667 at http://kuow.org Labor Strike Continues At Burlington Berry Farm Berry Pickers Call For Boycott Of Sakuma Brothers Farms http://kuow.org/post/berry-pickers-call-boycott-sakuma-brothers-farms <p></p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 23:58:08 +0000 Liz Jones 18915 at http://kuow.org Berry Pickers Call For Boycott Of Sakuma Brothers Farms 200 Berry Pickers Resume Strike In Skagit Valley http://kuow.org/post/200-berry-pickers-resume-strike-skagit-valley <p></p><p>For the second time in 10 days, workers at Sakuma Brothers Farms have gone on strike. More than 200 berry pickers have walked off the job at the farm near Burlington, saying they want the farm to pay more for each box of blueberries and strawberries they harvest. Mon, 22 Jul 2013 21:09:23 +0000 Liz Jones 17180 at http://kuow.org 200 Berry Pickers Resume Strike In Skagit Valley Wash. Harassment Lawsuit Gets Congress Members' Attention http://kuow.org/post/wash-harassment-lawsuit-gets-congress-members-attention <p>A sexual harassment lawsuit against an Eastern Washington farm came under scrutiny this week during a congressional hearing. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently lost this expensive, high-profile case and some Congress members are now asking, “Was it worth it?”&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 24 May 2013 06:14:42 +0000 Liz Jones 13657 at http://kuow.org Washington Farmers Encouraged By Senate Immigration Plan http://kuow.org/post/washington-farmers-encouraged-senate-immigration-plan <p></p><p>This week, something new is sprouting in the Northwest’s fields and fruit orchards: optimism about immigration reform. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 17:03:32 +0000 Liz Jones 7426 at http://kuow.org Washington Farmers Encouraged By Senate Immigration Plan