Who We Are

Familias Unidas por La Justicia (FUJ) is an independent farmworker union of indigenous families located in Burlington, WA representing over 500 Triqui, Mixteco, and Spanish speaking workers at Sakuma Bros. Berry Farm. FUJ formed on July 11th, 2013 with the hopes of securing a better future for hand harvesters in the local berry fields of Whatcom and Skagit County.

Nearly four years later, September 12, 2016 FUJ won a historic secret ballot election ushering in a new era for farmworker justice in WA State.

FUJ is the third independent farmworker union formed in WA in 30 years and the first union led by indigenous workers.

Ramon Torres

Ramon Torres

President

Filemon Pineda

Filemon Pineda

Vice President