Farmworkers end strike against Washington Bulb Company

Union gains recognition; will help workers resolve concerns


March 29, 2022

JUSTICE FOR FARMWORKERS – Washington Bulb Company workers walked off the job Tuesday, March 22 and stood side-by-side with other community members on Best Rd. the next morning to advocate for better working conditions. – Photo courtesy of Bodi Hallet (Sattva Photo)

Seasonal workers for the Washington Bulb Company are back at work after a three-day strike that made headlines throughout the state.

The strike was sparked by an error the company made when calculating worker bonuses for daffodil bunches picked on Saturday, March 19.

While pay for the harvest crew averages $17.50 an hour, it can fluctuate on any given day, explained Brent Roozen of Washington Bulb on March 24, when he talked to reporters in front of company headquarters.

“Last Saturday, we bonused one crew too much and another too little. That mistake was brought to our attention Tuesday...

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