Baja California

In the San Quintín Valley of Baja California, workers pick berries for BerryMex and MoraMex, partners of Driscoll’s. Like the workers in Washington State, many of these people are originally from Oaxaca, but they work under conditions that are even worse, making as little as dollars a day. In March, 2015, the workers went on strike, and the ensuing police crackdown turned, as dramatically reported in this story from AJ+. Since then, the San Quintín farmworkers have been working in alliance with those in Washington State. On Jan. 17, 2016, they formed a new union, the Sindicato Independiente Nacional Democrático de Jornaleros Agrícolas. In March 2016, they celebrated the first anniversary of their uprising with a 4-day march from San Quintín to the US-Mexico border in Tijuana, where they were met by activists from the other side of the border, as reported on by Brooke Binkowski in this article in and by  Elier Lizárraga (in Spanish) in this article in La Pared. In March 2017 they celebrated the second anniversary of their uprising with a caravan from San Quintín to Mexico City.