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AgJOBS Update and Action Alert for August 2007

 

 

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Octoberber, 2007

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October 31, 2007
Idaho labor chief urges extension after Congress clips special visas

 

Vermont town launches new immigration policy

 

Ag leaders look south for workers
Farm groups join with Central America leaders to solve labor shortage
.

 

October 30, 2007
Sen. Smith's Immigration Vote Draws Scrutiny

October 29, 2007
Farm camps full; one may stay open longer

 

Calls for Change: Demonstrators march to

Reynolds American, protesting farmworkers' conditions

 

Farm bill could spark fight over immigrant labor

 

Hispanic women pass along breast cancer awareness

 

Farm workers seek better conditions
Marchers said Sunday that the state’s migrant laborers deserve more pay, job security and safety.

 

October 28, 2007
Farmers say the workers do jobs hard to fill by U.S.-born

 

Se habla español
Delaware's horse racing industry depends on Spanish being spoken here

 

Computers head to migrant families in education effort
 

New center stands as tribute to work of 4 nuns
 

October 27, 2007
*Farm union targets RJR

 

Help for migrant workers may fall to charities

 

Immigration reform gets backing in S.C.
Chamber of Commerce’s endorsement of bill could give law boost

 

Local Student Alliance uses MySpace site to fight for social justice
 

October 26, 2007  

Report confirms Peri & Sons not at fault in ag chemical incident

 

Mayor quits Chavez debate

 

October 25, 2007
WB mayor speaks on immigration issues
Kathy Figley spoke recently at Leage of

Women Voters of Clackamas County
 

Immigration Raids Hurt Farmers
Farmers say an immigration crackdown is causing workers to flee and crippling operations. Now they're urging reform

 

DREAM Act, affecting children of illegal immigrants, fails Senate test vote
Senate defeats decision over immigration amnesty concerns

 

Invisible Fire Victims in the Canyons

 

Bill for Immigrant Students Fails Test Vote in Senate

 

Decades of devotion bear fruit in Apopka

 

Immigration laws dry up farming work force

 

October 24, 2007
Sens., farmers debate immigrant workers
Farmers: Discrimination issues, labor shortage are a large part of deciding whether to hire immigrant workers.

 

Thompson: Penalize cities, states soft on migrant issue

 

Thompson stirs rivals with immigration plan

 

Local farmworkers have long hours and low pay, study finds

 

Van purchase OK'd for farmworker transport

 

Study Finds Farmworkers Unaware of Job Protections

 

Kids Offer Harvest Of Holiday Cards

 

Sens. consider help for immigrants' kids

 

Migrant students face larger challenges than most children
 

October 22, 2007
Civil rights lawyers turns to immigrants
Bad news for exploitative employers.

 

New Web site offers comprehensive farm

worker information
 

Supes to vote on ag worker transports

 

October 20, 2007 
New Building For Migrant Student Programs
Students To Find Services Under One Roof

 

The Mexican immigration “crisis” affecting the nation – and Louisiana more and more

 

October 19, 2007
Jamaican hands harvest local fruit

 

'Gut check' for council: Interstate or Chavez?
Street name - The mayor sets an Oct. 31 vote, but commissioners hope to buy more

 

October 18, 2007

Employers Face More Confusion on Immigrant Labor

It's back to square one for companies -- with a long wait before any fix on immigration.

 

Field of study -- Learning the life of a migrant farm worker

 

Farm companies accused of illegally hiring foreigners, denying jobs to U.S. citizens

 

Senate's OK of visa bill brings relief Md. crab-picking businesses, foreign workers would benefit from measure

 

Workers Accuse Plant and Jobs Agency of Violations

Company says it has no records showing 2 migrant workers were on the payroll.

 

Groups sue Otero sheriff over migrant raid

 

October 17, 2007
Peekskill artist's farm exhibit benefits migrant workers
 

October 16, 2007  

Governor's veto will keep farm worker unions using secret ballots

 

Farm groups pleased with governor's vetoes

 

October 15, 2007
Migrant Students Often Struggle In The Classrom

 

October 11, 2007  

Effort to Curb Illegal Workers' Hiring Blocked

 

Migrant students facing English hurdle

 

Judge blocks plan on illegal workforce rules

 

Judge Blocks Bush Measure on Illegal Workers

 

Inland employers welcome immigration ruling

 

Class action filed

Immigrant ag workers claim labor contractors exploited them

 

October 10, 2007  

Judge blocks U.S. illegal worker crackdown

 

Feds file fresh lawsuit against landlord of migrant housing camp

Lawsuit alleges encampment is a health and safety risk.

 

Sweeps of migrant workers mean labor loss for local farmers 

 

Shedding light on a hero Cesar Chavez statue unveiled

 

U.S. Seeks Rules to Allow Increase in Guest Workers

 

October 9, 2007

Chiefs: Migrant law not our duty

Local-level enforcement saps resources,

they say

 

NorCal Farmers Worry Fruit Will Rot On Trees Store Owners: Produce Prices Could Rise

 

October 7, 2007  

Immigration raids drawing protests

 

U.S. lets in more immigrants for farms

The administration is quietly relaxing visa regulations because farmworkers are in critically short supply.  

 

October 6, 2007  

More ag worker aid

Governor signs bill for victims of big freeze

 

Fox talks about the migrant in each of us

 

Workers to learn about poison

The Farmworker Association of Florida gets a grant to train fern cutters on pesticide risks.

 

October 5, 2007
Immigration hot topic at daylong workshop

 

Judge throws out farmworkers' suit

on storm aid

 

Sí Se Puede (Yes, We Can)
 

October 4, 2007
Rally on Burger King
Groups visit Tallahassee during nine-day statewide tour about working conditions

 

Crowd split on renaming Interstate
 

October 3, 2007
County ag leader lobbies in Washington

 

Group brings fair trade concept to local farms

 

October 2, 2007
Judge delays ruling on effort to crack down on illegal labor
But he extends temporary order preventing enforcement.

 

Protest staged at local fast food restaurant
 

Vintner uses immigration program to bring legal workers to her fields

 

Farmworker Activist Arthur N. Read Wins 2007 Morris Dees Justice Award
 

October 1, 2007  

Benito Farm Labor Center set to open

Rent based on income of residents

 

Church celebrates Mass for workers

Hundreds attend at St. Mary of the Nativity

 
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