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July 2005

Articles

 

July 31, 2005
Alarm grows over pesticide threat in nurseries
Workers may be more at risk than those in the fields because of closer confines, advocates say.


Chicken Little assertions won't solve farm-labor issue

 

July 28, 2005
 Ag companies sued for alleged RICO violations

 

July 26, 2005

Farm labor in short supply



July 24, 2005
EDITORIAL
FLORIDA’S SLAVE LABORERS


Coffee Growers Try to Revive a Toast of Cafe Society

July 20, 2005
EDITORIAL
Serious farm checks for serious protection


July 18, 2005
Inside look shows labor camp's scars
A MUDDY MESS IN PUTNAM COUNTY: After two rounds of federal indictments, site must close today


July 17, 2005
Florida's pesticide inspectors spread thin

Farm labor contractor faces more charges
A labor-camp contractor was accused of polluting waters with human waste and making false statements, and cocaine charges were filed against others, in a widening federal inquiry of possible abuses.

 

UFW-Gallo dispute in spotlight
Union works to focus attention on local contract; wine giant dismisses tactics, wants more talks



July 16, 2005
SACRAMENTO BEE

July 14, 2005 
Putnam County closes troubled labor camp

Toxic elements found in infants' cord blood

Senator hosts labor camp meeting

Former migrant workers put down roots to work in Florida nursery industry

Workers claim recruiter violated laws

July 10, 2005
Battle Over Housing for Farm Laborers

July 7, 2005
Camp owner houses workers
Migrants left homeless after facilities closed


July 6, 2005
New UF farm safety program targets migrant workers

July 4, 2005
Guest worker reform still seems distant hope
Though many agree immigration needs to be addressed, the election cycle may curtail efforts.


Migrants scramble as camp closes
Fort Myers labor housing shut over conditions


July 3, 2005
Hill plans migrant labor town hall meeting July 13

July 2, 2005
Probes not new for camp employer
 

Issues

UFW-Gallo dispute in spotlight
Union works to focus attention on local contract;

wine giant dismisses tactics, wants more talks

 

 

Press Releases

July 27, 2005
CONGRESSWOMAN LUCILLE ROYBAL-ALLARD
INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO PROTECT CHILD FARMWORKERS IN THE UNITED STATES

 

7/11/05

Press Release

 

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