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November, 2007

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November 28, 2007  

Employers Say They Have Trouble Filling Tough Jobs

 

Burger King donates $25,000 to migrant association


Immokalee farmworker rights group ready to protest outside Burger King HQ

 

November 27, 2007
Local farmworker supporters honored
 

November 26, 2007
Capital column: Big week ahead on farmworker front
 

November 25, 2007
Justice Seeks Delay in Court Challenge to Immigration Plan
Bush Administration Says It Will Modify Crackdown on Employers Who Hire Illegal Workers

 

Shuler immigration bill's chances uncertain
 

Language barrier still divides Pierson
 

November 24, 2007  

New migrant program helps boost graduation rates

 

Tomato accords peeling apart

 

November 23, 2007
Portland's street name debacle casts long shadow
Amid hurt feelings, council caps Chávez flap, keeps city law

 

Agriculture industry anxious over outcome of farm bill
Many worry reforms will hinder ability to hire foreign workers.

 

Guest worker rules challenged
 

November 21, 2007
Grand opening heralds farm worker housing in Soledad
 

November 20, 2007
Groups: employer sanctions law will hurt agriculture, consumers

 

House seeks worker checks on legal status
 

November 19, 2007
Tomato growers: We're not bad guys
 

November 17, 2007
New MIDAS pesticide a touchy issue for worker advocates, scientists
 

November 16, 2007
City's pick for Chavez street: 4th Avenue, not Interstate
Portland commissioners vote 4-1 to rename the downtown

 

Murder in Mexico
 

November 15, 2007
Guest worker program: Are we treating them like guests?

 

Govt. seeks changes in ag worker hiring
 

November 14, 2007 
Migrant Advocate Fosters Hope

 

California farmworkers struggle after fires
Wildfires leave farmworkers in precarious financial situation.

 

SSA Decides It Will Not Issue Employer No-Match Letters This Year

 

Finding workers theme of Farm Bureau meeting
 

November 13, 2007
Coalition honored for war on slavery
Immokalee group wins international award

 

Foes threaten suit on Interstate name change
Chavez vote - The City Council is expected to approve the renaming on Thursday

 

Attorneys: Migrant conditions poor
 

November 12, 2007 
Michigan relies on shrinking migrant worker pool

 

Use of guestworker program up in state
 

November 11, 2007
Migrants' needs not being met

 

Anti-illegal immigration law affecting agriculture sector

 

Do migrant workers live in squalor?

 

More inspectors for migrant housing funded by state

 

When guest equals ghost
Documented foreign workers often suffer abuses; enforcement lacking

 

Sides find scarce common ground

 

‘No-match' letters delay a relief to farmers
 

November 10, 2007
Farmers: Tough stance on immigrants would hurt

 

November 9, 2007  

Border issue vexes Congress

 

November 8, 2007
Hispanic entrepreneur tells students of opportunities

 

Agriculturalists talk immigration at Fresno forum
Two Valley businessmen win honors during conference on water shortages, air quality issues.

 

November 7, 2007

Chertoff pledges to fight border security lawsuits

Farm bill fails to take on labor crunch

Farmworker housing review moving very slowly

 

5 Charged In Holdups, Shooting 

 

November 6, 2007  

Jury considers punitive damages against Dole Plaintiffs in lawsuit say the food company deliberately exposed workers to a dangerous pesticide. The defense rejects that idea, saying the firm acted responsibly to guard the field hands' health.

 

Tomato growers decry extra penny per pound

 

Deal to pay more to tomato pickers in question after Florida growers balk 

 

Dole must pay farmworkers $3.2 million Nicaraguan field hands win lawsuit alleging that a pesticide used to boost banana production made them sterile.

 

Immigration pulls at the roots of family farms

 

McDonald's farmworker raise fought by growers

 

‘Los Arboles’ owners apply for waiver

Waiver application would likely open ‘Los Arboles’ to rent-assisted occupants 

 

Paper rebuts reports of farm labor shortage Growers and labor groups question UCD economist's findings.

 

Farm Labor Shortages: How Real? What Response?

 

November 4, 2007
Compassion patrol
Benjamin Ruiz survived a 40-minute electrocution. He lost his legs and his arms to the terrible burns. But he didn't lose his faith or his will to live. He has deeply touched a group of St. Paulites who have become his surrogate family. And their devotion.

 

Fence's presence felt
Residents on both sides of one border crossing say barrier is doing what it was intended to do

 

November 3, 2007
Help Wanted on Guest Workers
Oswego County orchard operator seeks improved process

 

Piquing interest in learning: Computers, homework program helps children of area farm workers
 

November 2, 2007
Suit claims discrimination favoring undocumented
 

Old guest-worker bill may finally get vote

 

November 1, 2007  

Farm bill may boost guest workers Labor provisions could be tucked into ag legislation.

 

 
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