Earlier this week, the Western Growers’ Executive Committee and Arizona board members joined forces in Phoenix for annual Leadership meetings.   The WG directors, joined by WG President and CEO Tom Nassif and key staff, met with legislators, candidates, administration officials, political strategists and the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry to discuss the 2014 elections and what they could mean for the future of Arizona and the fresh produce industry.  Immigration reform was a key discussion topic in the meetings.  

 

AnnaMarie Knorr

This past Sunday, March 16, 2014, The Sacramento Bee published the following joint op-ed submitted by Western Growers President and CEO Tom Nassif and General Counsel and Executive Vice President, Microsoft, Legal and Corporate Affairs, Brad Smith, on the need for immigration reform for both of our industries.  In an effort to continue our efforts to move immigration reform forward in the House, Western Growers is sending this piece to every California House office and to select Arizona House offices.

Ken Barbic

Earlier today, Western Growers’ president and CEO Tom Nassif gave the luncheon keynote address at the Washington Farm Labor Association’s 10th Annual Labor Conference in Kennewick, Washington.

Nassif has a long history of involvement with California agricultural labor beginning with his work in the Imperial Valley as a labor lawyer on behalf of growers in the 1970s.

Cory Lunde

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Immigration has been a critical issue for Western Growers members. For years, we have fought for a legal and stable workforce that not only supports our industry but ensures those who have worked along side our members are treated with decency and respect.

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