We have heard reports that UFW representatives are cold calling ag employers without identifying themselves, offering “help” with getting employees vaccinated. In one circumstance, the caller asked for the location of crews so she could assist employees to get signed up for a COVID vaccine, and represented she had direct access to vaccines. The caller refused to identify who she worked for, and hung up the phone when she was questioned. It was later dicovered the caller worked for the UFW.
Make sure to alert your staff to these potential calls. The industry has moved heaven and earth to keep ag employees safe during the pandemic and get them access to the vaccine immediately. Now the UFW is trying to take credit instead of the employers on the frontlines of actually getting people the resources they need. Beware of this scam!