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PCUN declares partial victory

PCUN (Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste), the Oregon Farmworker Union, declared a partial victory today outside the offices of a Monumental Life Insurance subsidiary on SE Stark Street. The union, which battles for basic labor rights for agricultural workers in the state, has been pressuring Pictsweet Mushrooms to recognize its workers' desire to unionize. PCUN recently widened the scope of its campaign to include Pictsweet's financial partners, including Monumental Life Insurance and its AEGON subsidiaries, which have $21 million invested in Pictsweet. Organizers had planned actions in different cities across North America on Thursday, the 16th, but late on Wednesday the company agreed to meet with PCUN representatives at its home office in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The planned protest in Portland became a declaration of partial victory.
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