In a major victory for workers at the Pictsweet Mushroom Farm, Fred Meyer, a large retailer with 119 stores throughout the Pacific Northwest, has decided to cease purchasing Pictsweet Mushrooms. This decision by Fred Meyer management came after a telephone call from Mike Swaim, the mayor of Salem, who recently began speaking out against the terrible working conditions at Pictsweet. [ Story ] This victory also follows the recent Walk for Farmworker Justice, which brought increased attention to the Pictsweet Mushroom factory. |
Organizers for Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN), Oregon's farmworker union are encouraging people to contact Fred Meyer and thank the company for its actions, and to continue to pressure their own local grocery stores to boycott Pictsweet Mushrooms as well.