Washington State

In Burlington, Washington, Driscoll’s sources berries from Sakuma Bros. The workers formed their own union, Familias Unidas por la Justicia (FUJ), in 2013 and organized a boycott of Sakuma and Driscoll’s to improve their working conditions and force the growers to negotiate a contract with the union. On September 4, 2016, FUJ announced that Sakuma Bros. had agreed to union election among the farmworkers, to be followed by negotiations for a contract. From that date the boycott of Sakuma products effectively ended (though the Driscoll’s boycott is still in place in support of the farmworkers in Baja California).