El Futuro Es Nuestro: It’s Our Future

Organizing H2A farmworkers to improve our conditions, protect our rights, and build our collective power

We fight for the labor rights of farmworkers. We are the next generation of organizers. We work binationally to bring dignity and justice to our members in the fields of North Carolina and beyond. We protect worker rights under contract or not. We are the future.

El Futuro Es Nuestro (It’s Our Future, or EFEN) arose in 2021 out of a desire to transform the farmworker union FLOC into an organization that is once again led by its members and actually represents and protects workers. Workers covered under FLOC’s contract, the first and only H2A collective bargaining agreement, were not satisfied with the representation of the long time president and founder Baldemar Velasquez and launched a campaign to take back their union. 

What started as one campaign has become a broader worker-led movement for justice in the fields, focused on farmworker leadership and direct organizing to address abusive conditions. EFEN leaders are ready to take on the challenges that farmworkers are facing and advocate for members’ priorities, from COVID protections, to addressing grievances with the NC Growers Association, to fighting corruption on the journey from Mexico to the U.S.