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Resolution Adopted by the CCAR
Adopted by the CCAR at the 91th Annual Convention of
The Central Conference of American Rabbis takes pride that our previous support for
boycotts of table grapes and head lettuce helped the United Farm Workers (AFL-CIO)
organize and improve the lot of American farm workers.
the Central Conference of American Rabbis
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, June 23-26, 1980
Presently, the influx of illegal immigrants provides a cheap labor force allowing growers either not to enter into collective bargaining or to refuse to renew previously enforced agreements. The Bruce Church organization, which markets Red Coach Lettuce, is the largest grower refusing to bargain with the United Farm Workers.
The Conference calls upon our congregational members to boycott Red Coach Lettuce. The Conference also calls upon rabbis to work with their local farm workers' office in furtherance of this specific boycott and of this cause in general.