Farm Labor Organizing Committee, AFL-CIO
FLOC began in the mid-1960s, when Baldemar Velásquez convinced a small group of migrant farmworkers in northwest Ohio to come together for their common good.
FLOC has built a membership of tens of thousands of migrant farmworkers by incorporating two key principles:
- Farmworkers need a voice in the decisions that affect them: allowing workers to form a union and collectively bargain with their employer is the only way to address the huge imbalance of power and provide an effective structure for self-determination;
- Bring all parties to the table to address industry wide problems