Boycott of Charles Krug and C.K. Mondavi Wines

WhereaS, The vineyard workers at Charles Krug Winery in the Napa Valley voted to be represented by the UFW in 1975, 

WhereaS, The owners of Charles Krug Winery the Peter Mondavi Family resisted Negotiations for six years signing their first UFW contract in 1981 

WhereaS, Charles Krug is the 15th largest winery in the country and sells over one million cases of wine under two brands: Charles Krug and C.K. Mondavi, 

WhereaS, Charles Krug can afford to sign a fair and decent contract. Charles Krug owns over 850 acres of prime vineyard land in the Napa Valley and is spending over $21 million to replant its vineyards. 

WhereaS, The Charles Krug winery illegally decided to fire all of its long time workers on July 1, 2006. Three workers have worked over 26 years. Three over 18 years and 16 workers over 5 years for the company. In addition, Charles Krug has been forcing workers to quit by refusing personal leave time, not recalling women from pregnancy leave, denying holiday benefits and terminating workers in violation of their seniority protection. 

WhereaS, The Charles Krug Winery is being sued by women workers for sexual harassment by company foremen, 

WhereaS, The UFW is filling bad faith bargaining charges, investigating a lawsuit on age discrimination and the vineyard workers have begun a campaign of actions at the winery and marches in the Napa Valley. 

therefore LULAC will support the boycott of Charles Krug and CK Mondavi Wines.


Adopted this 1st day of July 2006.

Rosa Rosales
LULAC National President

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