Alpine’s not-so-fresh asparagus: In cahoots with UFW

Alpine Fresh is a Florida-based agriculture company that’s in league with the UFW, even though its workers are not UFW members.

Teaming up with big agribusiness and retailers – apparently in exchange for not unionizing their workers – the UFW is bringing in a new source of cash and credibility to what is otherwise a dying union.

That scheme is called the Equitable Food Initiative, a Washington, D.C.-based pressure group chaired by UFW Vice President Erik Nicholson.

EFI’s coalition includes Houweling’s Tomatoes and discount megaretailer Costco.

Take a look at our latest video about Alpine Fresh and EFI.