El Futuro Es Nuestro: It’s Our Future
Organizing H2A farmworkers to improve our conditions, protect our rights, and build our collective power
El Futuro Es Nuestro
El Futuro Es Nuestro (It’s Our Future, or EFEN) arose 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.