PCUN Celebrates 30 years

On September 17th, 2015 PCUN celebrated its 30th Anniversary. Thank you to the 300 plus supporters that attended and our 62 sponsors! Here is a video illustrating some of the highlights of the event.


Event sponsors 

Adelsheim Vineyard
AFL-CIO Oregon
American Federation of Teachers of Oregon
Basic Rights Oregon
Beyond Toxins
Bon Appetite
Bridge, Structural, Ornamental & Reinforcing Iron Workers Local 29
CASA de Maryland
CASA of Oregon
Center for Community Change
Center for Intercultural Organizing
Center for Latino/a and Latino American Studies
Center for Popular Democracy
Center for Social Inclusion
Centro Campesino de Minnesota
Centro Latino Americano
Comite de Apoyo de los Trabajadores Agricola
Community Alliance of Lane County
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon
El Zarandeado Restaurant
Equitable Food Initiative
Family Forward
Farmworker Justice
Farmworker Ministry–North West
Friends of Family Farmers
IRIS Educational Media
Law office of Philip Hornik
Latino Network
LiUNA Local 483
Los Laureles Restaurant
LULAC Lane County
Moda Health
National Farmworker Ministry
Nargess Shadbeh
Nueva Vista Group LLC
Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides
Oregon Center for Public Policy
Oregon Education Association
Oregon Farmworker Ministry
Oregon Latino Health Coalition
Oregon School Employees Association
OXFam America
Peace Development Fund
Pesticide Action Network North America
People’s Food Co-op
SEIU Local 503
The Laborers International
The Needmor Fund
UFW Foundation
Universidad sin Fronteras
University of Oregon
University of Oregon Labor Education and Research Center
Victoria Foundation
Wayne Morse Center
Western States Center
Widmere Brothers Brewing
Working Families Oregon

The CAPACES Network

CAPACES is a movement-building collaborative that was formed in 2003 fostering relationships, cross-training, plus more shared sense of vision and scale. The ten CAPACES network organizations have combined staff totaling sixty. They include: PCUN, Farmworker Housing Development Corporation (FHDC), Voz Hispana Causa Chavista, Mujeres Luchadoras Progresistas, Mano a Mano Family Center, CAUSA, Salem Keizer Coalition for Equality, Latinos Unidos Siempore, Oregon’s Farmworker Ministry, and the newest addition the CAPACES Leadership Institute (CLI). The network is run by the CLI.


Words of Cipriano Ferrel

Cipriano Ferrel was a co-founder of PCUN and was PCUN President from 1988 to 1992 and from April 1995 until his death. He also co-founded FHDC in 1991. Cipriano dedicated his entire life to the cause of unionizing famworkers as the only effective means to permanently improve the living and working conditions in farm labor and to give a voice to workers in their workplaces.


PCUN-University of Oregon Partnership

“The PCUN-UO Partnership” was established on June 6th, 2011 and celebrated the donation of the historic papers of Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (Northwest Treeplanters and Farmworkers United) to the UO Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives, which preserves, organizes, and makes the papers available for research projects conducted by students, faculty, and others.


Creation of Radio Movimiento

In August of 2006, the Prometheus Radio Project joined with PCUNn to build a Low Power FM community radio station, Radio Movimiento (Radio Movement), from the ground up in just one weekend. This “Radio Barnraising” was made possible with the help of hundreds of volunteers, and included dozens of skill-sharing sessions on building and running a radio station.


Something Special (Abel’s Story)

In Abel’s story, Something Special, a young Latino youth talks about his change from getting in trouble to finding his voice as he gets involved with PCUN, and realizes his leadership potential.